Earlier today, it was announced that ESPN had suspended Stephen A. Smith from appearing on First Take for one week in the wake of his very poorly-expressed thoughts regarding Ray Rice’s two-game suspension. Obviously, it didn’t take long for people to point out the absurdity of a guy who stumbled all over his words about domestic violence being suspended for essentially half the amount of time as the guy who actually knocked his then-fiancée out in an elevator, but the Worldwide Leader made its decision just like the NFL did, and there’s nothing left for people to do but argue. And nobody wants to argue less than The View’s Whoopi Goldberg, who knows exactly what Smith was trying to say.
Goldberg, who was the only host to survive her show’s “housecleaning,” repeatedly made the point on yesterday’s edition of The View that a woman should know that if she hits a man, like Rice’s then-fiancée admitted to doing, she should expect to be hit in return. It appeared that her co-hosts disagreed, but Goldberg did not care, because she just kept increasing the volume.