The Washington Post put the issue of lesbian domestic violence front and center on the front of Sunday’s sports section. Or did they? The story was on WNBA (women’s pro basketball) star Brittany Griner and her “spouse” Glory Johnson, also a WNBA player...but the violence was buried under praise for Griner's "gentle giant" character.
This story is more than a month old...and this is the first time it made the paper edition of the Post. Pro sports star beats fiancee, then marries her. Remember when it was NFL player Ray Rice? That was a massive story. This has been remarkably close to nothing. Last fall, NFL domestic-abuse scandals spurred 171 news stories in just six weeks on ABC, CBS, and NBC. Griner and Johnson were suspended seven games by the WNBA for this fight. Network coverage? Zero.