Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday reacted to video of ousted Rutgers basketball coach throwing balls and shouting slurs at players by saying he doesn't mind a bit of "old-fashioned criticism."
"He's very intense," Hannity said in a segment with conservative commentator Michelle Malkin. "And I'm watching this, and I'm thinking, alright, I don't like it. He kicked one player there. But on the other hand, you now what, I kind of like old-fashioned discipline, on the other hand. I mean, have we become that politically incorrect? These are adults. They don't want to play for that team, they can leave."
Malkin seemed to agree, saying that "sports is a rough world."
Hannity added that Rice was trying to discipline the players and draw out the team's best performance.
"But I can understand, stop hitting them, maybe," Hannity said. "But I like the intensity, I like the drive. I like that he's pushing those kids and that he runs a tight ship. Maybe, maybe we need a little more discipline in society, and maybe we don't have to be a bunch of wimps for the rest of our lives. My father hit me with a belt, I turned out okay. Except for the minds of liberals."