01/28/2014 09:25 am ET Updated Jan 28, 2014

Erin Andrews Is Not The Enemy

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As soon as Richard Sherman ranted into the Fox microphone held by Erin Andrews last week, blame was due to come her way. The criticism would be absurdly stereotypical, much as it was for Sherman. He’d heard the blunt thug. She would be implicitly tagged a bimbo.

Andrews handled Sherman’s combustion with as much poise as possible. She didn’t take him too seriously, a lead the rest of America should have followed, and she got in the one question that could clarify his fulminations.

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