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The Five’s Bolling Defends Abusive Rutgers Basketball Coach Against ‘The Wussification Of American Men’

The firing of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice was the top story this afternoon on Fox News’ The Five, with the hosts asking why the university only decided to make the move after the video of Rice abusing his players physically and verbally went viral. While most of the hosts agreed that Rice’s behavior was highly inappropriate, Eric Bolling stood alone in defending the coach against what he called “the wussification of American men.”

Bolling said this story “infuriates” him, adding, “We’re in the midst of political correctness crushing our ability to teach kinds, to discipline kids, to disagree with people or one another or kids. Our culture is in decline, but this is an example of our culture in free fall and I’m saying this because he got fired, not because of what he did.”

“I talk about the wussification of American men, and this is it,” Bolling continued before describing some the abuse he himself received during his high school sports career. “Are we better off as a nation now,” he asked, “with all of the PC’ing, the wimpifiying, the wussificating and basically making men chihuahuas?”

Suffice it to say, the other members of the panel did not agree with Bolling. Bob Beckel, in particular, laid into Rice’s actions, calling them the behavior of a “mad man” who “deserves to be in a mental institution.”

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