Many commentators are criticizing McNair because his murder revealed that he was apparently having an extramarital affair. This is another double-standard on men & DV–it’s very hard to imagine the media criticizing a married woman who was gunned down by her boyfriend.
As i noted about Mary Winkler:
The tabloid media (both online and cable) are handling the murder of Matthew Winkler much differently than the murders of Laci Peterson or Rachel Entwistle. When the wife was the victim they said:
"What a sociopathic brute to kill a delicate, innocent flower like Laci."
But now, when the wife is the killer, they keep trying to frame the story as:
"What did that brute do to make that delicate innocent flower kill him?"
TV shrinks assured us that Scott Peterson wore a mask of normality but was evil underneath. Now they are warming up to explain that Mary Winkler was forced to wear a mask of normality and that is why her killing was not evil.
HT: Dr. Helen.