Mike Gallagher

No one, repeat, no one thinks this guy wants Michael Vick to go around raping women. But evidently, his newspaper and TV employers are so spineless that they figured they’d better go into damage control immediately.

KDKA took the extraordinary step of apologizing for Zeise on it’s evening newscasts and assured viewers that he will not be invited back to the sports show.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette issued a statement, too, saying Zeise’s “insensitive and offensive” remarks “do not represent the view of the Post-Gazette.”

In other words, everyone is pretending to fail to understand the perfectly reasonable observation he was making about the wildly inconsistent world of sports and alleged crimes.

Don’t believe me? How about Kobe Bryant, does he ring any bells?

He’s the NBA superstar who was accused of raping a young woman in a hotel room, remember? Were there any demands for his suspension from the hardwood while the charges were pending or he approached his trial?

Evidently not. As I recall, he flew back and forth from his games to the actual trial. Man, that must have been tiring, all that tenseness about coordinating his hectic NBA schedule with his RAPE TRIAL!

Ultimately, Bryant was exonerated. Pretty hard to get a conviction when the accuser willingly goes up to a hotel room of a basketball player in the middle of the night.

But Michael Vick hasn’t been convicted yet, either.

And yet, the media and general public seem to have tried him, found him guilty, and hanged him at sunrise.

I’m just curious about something. In the scheme of things, what’s a more egregious offense: rape or dog fighting?

It’s probably just a matter of time before Paul Zeise gets sacked for expressing his opinion about the Michael Vick case. And that just stinks.

When an alleged rapist can play basketball without missing a beat but an alleged dog abuser is expected to immediately end his career, there’s something wrong. And when a sportswriter is turned into a monster because he simply complains about that kind of wrongness, that’s absurd.

Specifically, that’s the overpowering stench of political correctness.

And I’m sick of it.

Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher is a nationally syndicated radio host, Fox News Channel contributor and guest host and author of 50 Things Liberals Love to Hate.