Pontifications from the press
TMZ just posted the elevator video of Ray Rice knocking out his fiancee (with a whopping 27,010 shares at last count). "He only got a TWO GAME suspension for this?!" Toni Konz tweeted in disbelief at WDRB 41 Louisville, adding, "So since Ray Rice's fiancé married him after he beat her up & left her unconscious -- that makes it OK? C'mon man!!!" People's Steve Helling points out, "Everyone's asking why Ray Rice was only suspended for 2 games. No. The correct question is, 'why isn't he in jail?'" Deadspin also ran with that story (1,006 shares). Des Moines Register's Josh Hafner advises, "1. Read this. 2. Then remember this. 3. Continue mourning for the human condition."
To the surprise of Politico staffers, executive editor Rick Berke has abruptly resigned (151 shares). "Rick Berke's tensions at Politico seem to date to when he criticized Jill Abramson as inept," Heidi Moore observes at Guardian US.
Finally, ChikFilA mourns the passing of their founder Truett Cathy. "Please keep the Cathys in your prayers," the company tweets.