Tim McGraw should have been arrested for assaulting a woman who paid to see him sing.
The phrase "instinctively swatted" is a euphemism for "bitch slapped" and that's pretty much what a lot of people are seeing when they watch McGraw hit a woman and get away with it. If he was Marilyn Manson, we'd be looking at charges. If he was Chris Brown, or any man of color, we'd be talking about jail. If he was Mick Jagger, we'd be giving him a pass, too, because that's how fucked up we are as a society.
I guess you better not get too close, ladies. McGraw likes the rough stuff.