Sunday, July 29, 2007

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CNN's Larry Smith: Dog fighting a worse crime than rape

You're going to love this. In a Nancy Grace segment last night about Atlanta Falcons' Michael Vick and his recent arrest for running a dogfighting ring, CNN sports anchor Larry Smith said that Vick's crimes were worse than rape. Yeah.

The below transcript followed a short clip of Kobe Bryant proclaiming his innocence, which Grace used to make a point about how Vick should speak up in the media:

SMITH: Yes, well, that's -- he's been in a lot of trouble lately, when you think about all the other incidents, and this is just the worst one of all. Keep in mind, too, that while Kobe Bryant is a situation we can sort of compare this to, this really is much worse. Not only can you argue that the crimes are much worse in terms of, you know, killing dogs and that kind of thing, but as an NFL starting quarterback, you are the most visible face in that city. I`ve said all along, in fact, you know, if you go through and, you know, very quickly name 10 mayors of major cities in the country...

GRACE: Larry Smith, did I just hear you say...

SMITH: ... you could have a harder time doing that...

GRACE: ... mistreatment of...

SMITH: ... than naming 10 NFL starting quarterbacks.

GRACE: Did I just hear Larry Smith, CNN sports correspondent and anchor, state that crimes on a dog are much worse than crimes on a woman? Did I hear that?

I don't know, Nancy. But I certainly fucking heard it. Tell CNN what you think here.




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