Fox News host Sean Hannity and conservative pundit Michelle Malkin on Wednesday both defended a former Rutgers basketball coach who verbally and physically abused his players, both saying that they had received plenty of spankings and "turned out okay."
On Wednesday, Rutgers announced that the school had fired coach Mike Rice after ESPN revealed video tape of him kicking players, throwing balls at the heads of players and shouting homophobic slurs like "fucking faggot" and "fucking fairy."
Hannity, however, said that the coach "maybe" should have stopped physically abusing the players, but he was just "trying to get the best out of them."
"I'm watching this and I'm thinking, 'I don't like it' -- he kicked one player there -- but on the other hand, I kind of like old-fashioned discipline," the Fox News host explained. "I mean, have we become that politically incorrect? These are adults, they don't want to play for that team, they can leave."