All over the internet, as well as on the radio. "I got hit with a switch and turned out just fine" and "it is nobody's business how I choose to abuse discipline my child" are the two main arguments.
The fact that they call into radio stations tells me they didn't turn out just fine.
I don't think any of the situations are comparable to one another. 1 - A kid doesn't know better. Teach, don't beat. IMO, this is easily the most heinous of the three. 2 - What Ray Rice did was cowardly and despicable, but she, a grown woman capable of making her own decisions, seemingly has forgiven him and they appear publicly to be a strong couple. However, I feel his punishment is warranted. 3 - I have yet to see anything that leads me to believe Hardy actually beat anyone.