Ed Driscoll

Defining Victimhood Down--And A Modest Proposal

CBS runs to daylight and makes victims out of aging former NFL gladiators. As an Opinion Journal piece back in February noted, look for more of these stories; “Noticeably absent from this debate is any discussion about the personal responsibility these players bear for their post-career conditions”.

But if the networks truly cared, shouldn’t they simply drop all NFL coverage? Sure, it would accelerate the speed of TV’s ongoing ratings collapse a hundred-fold. But the money created by television advertising is what inspires NFL players to punish their bodies during what they hope will be long, multimillion dollar careers. Aren’t the networks enablers themselves, if they continue to air their abusers