The Zionist Conspiracy
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Kris, Anna and the Media
I'm on record as being strongly opposed to the awful Mets trade of Kris Benson to Baltimore for Jorge Julio.
Some believe - with good reason - that the motivation for the trade is that the Mets front office didn't like the antics of Benson's flamboyant and outspoken wife, model Anna Benson.
My interest is in wins and losses, not what a player's wife says or does.
Over the last week, however, I couldn't help but notice the negative coverage toward Anna Benson after she filed for divorce, and then quickly rescinded her divorce petition.
Apparently Anna Benson sought a divorce after learning that Kris Benson had cheated on her with a friend of hers. She was ridiculed in the mainstream sports media then, and is the subject of further ridicule for having withdrawn the divorce petition.
In the real world, a woman whose husband was unfaithful would not be ridiculed either for wanting a divorce, or for seeking to reconcile. Is the media spin of the Benson situation just its typical coddling of pro athletes?