Jesse Lee Peterson Has Issues With Women
The WorldNetDaily columnist and right-wing-endorsed commentator is quick to defend those accused of domestic violence and sexual assault -- and to blame their problems on "radical feminists."
By Terry Krepel
Jesse Lee Peterson
The WorldNetDaily columnist also leads a group called BOND (Brotherhood Organization Of A New Destiny), which counts among as its advisers prominent right-wingers such as Sean Hannity, Dennis Prager and Walter Williams. He's also written a WND-published book, "Scam," in which he claims that liberal black leaders are "nothing more than scam artists profiting off the hatred and disorder they foster in the black community."
In August, the WorldNetDaily columnist defended ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith, who reacted to the domestic abuse allegations against NFL star Ray Rice for claiming that women provoke men into abusing them. Peterson lamented that "feminists tend to view all men as potential abusers and men are vilified for making any truthful statement about women," insisting that "There is cause and effect to everything."Peterson went on to declare that "The children of truth must fight back," apparently excluding those who tell the truth about domestic abusers as "children of truth."
Peterson followed up in his Sept. 21 WND column by attacking the panel of women the NFL hired to look at domestic violence issues in the league in the wake of the incidents involving Rice and Adrian Peterson:
Under pressure by feminist groups, [NFL Commissioner Roger] Goodell appointed four liberal activist women to head up a “social responsibility” panel that will oversee the NFL’s “policy and procedures” on domestic violence, including Anna Isaacson, Lisa Friel, Janet Randel and Rita Smith. This is like the fox guarding the hen house!
Peterson doesn't mention that the "thin switch" Adrian Peterson used on his son left numerous cuts on the boy's body. Apparently that's OK with Jesse Lee Peterson because it wasn't a "branch." But Jesse Lee wasn't done ranting:
The real problem in our society is violence man versus woman and woman versus man born of unresolved anger, which must be rejected. But instead, anger is being used as a blunt instrument by feminists to beat down the NFL.
It's difficult for Peterson to suggest he's opposed to domestic violence when he's suggesting that Rice and Adrian Peterson are "decent men" and telling men to "realize their God-given power" to save football from "feminists."
Defending Bill Cosby
The accusations of of sexual assault against Bill Cosby demonstrates that the entertainer is the victim of a conspiracy by "radical feminists" and "liberal elite power brokers" who oppose Cosby's criticism of blacks, Peterson wrote in his Nov. 16 WND column:
First, Cosby has made national news for publicly airing black America’s “dirty laundry.” And black people hate for other blacks to criticize them in front of whites.
Peterson declares that "Cosby has never been charged with rape in a court of law," and slams one accuser:
Then, Barbara Bowman, a woman who claims that while she was under the tutelage of Cosby, he drugged and “raped” her, aired her unproven allegations by penning an op-ed in the Washington Post headlined: “Bill Cosby raped me. Why did it take 30 years for people to believe my story?”
Peterson might want to talk with his fellow right-wingers who believed Juanita Broaddrick's allegation of rape against Bill Clinton despite the fact that she not only didn't file a police report but also publicly denied for 15 years that such an incident occurred. Would Peterson tell Broaddrick she "needs to move on"?
Blaming single moms
When I heard about the tragic killing of six people in Isla Vista near a student enclave at U.C. Santa Barbara, I knew that the killer was more than likely raised by a single mother and driven by hatred for women.
Peterson's engaging in biased speculation. In fact, according to the New York Times, both parents were concerned about Rodger's longtime emotional issues and tried to get him the help he needed over many years. Nevertheless, Peterson ranted that "single female households are producing millions of violent male offenders."
It seems that Peterson would rather blame violence on the women and children who are victims rather than the men who perpetrate such violence. That's the very definition of having a problem with women.