Politico Reporter Catches Heat For Tweet About Ray Rice’s Wife

Politico reporter Glenn Thrush offered his take Monday on the fallout surrounding former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. It was not well-received.

In a tweet, Thrush joined many in questioning the sincerity of the decision by the Ravens to cut Rice after surveillance footage emerged reportedly showing the player punching his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, inside an Atlantic City hotel elevator.

But Thrush stepped in it when he seemed to question the wisdom to terminate Rice’s contract, arguing that the team “cut income” to the abused woman.

“Inconvenient truth: In terminating Ray Rice, Ravens cut income to Rice’s wife whom they now care so deeply about,” wrote Thrush, prompting ridicule and criticism from several others on Twitter.

Undeterred, Thrush stood by his point in subsequent tweets.

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