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2/10/2018 7:23 am  #1

Fox News slams ‘darker, gay, different’ Team USA at Olympics

Fox News’ John Moody, who serves as the network’s executive vice president and an executive editor, criticized the diversity of Team USA in an op-ed a day before the 2018 Winter Olympics were scheduled to open in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Moody published an op-ed blasting Team USA for focusing on making the team more diverse. Moody suggested without basis that the focus on diversity may cost Team USA medals, and speculated that athletes were given spots on the team that they didn’t earn during their trials, because of their race. 

 He’s literally mad because on an Olympic team of 243 people, 10 each are black or Asian American — and two are openly gay.

4 percent, 4 percent, and <2%.

The Column was later pulled by Fox.

Fox News VP slams Olympics team for 'darker, gayer, different' agenda

And people are not happy

Fox News executive vice president John Moody has slammed the US Olympics team for being ‘darker, gayer, different’.

The executive editor at the conservative news channel has slammed the organizing committee for making the team more diverse.

Reactions have slammed Moody for racism and homophobia.

Publishing an op-ed on Fox News, he blasted Team USA for making the Olympics less about ‘faster, higher, stronger’ and more about ‘darker, gayer, different’.

He began the column by quoting a USOC official who was proud this was the most diverse US team in Winter Olympics history.

He wrote the official went through an ’embarrassing laundry list of how many African-Americans, Asians and openly gay athletes are on this year’s US team’.

Moody added: ‘No sport that we are aware of awards points – or medals – for skin color or sexual orientation.

He continued to argue athletes were being picked for ‘PR reasons’ rather than merit.

This in despite that freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, for example, won silver at the Sochi Olympic Games four years ago.

‘Unless it’s changed overnight, the motto of the Olympics, since 1894, has been “Faster, Higher, Stronger”,’ he wrote.

‘It appears the US Olympic Committee would like to change that to ‘Darker, Gayer, Different.’

‘If your goal is to win medals, that won’t work.’

Last edited by Goose (2/10/2018 7:23 am)

Please God, help me become the kind of Christian that Paul Ryan would fire.

2/10/2018 8:54 am  #2

Re: Fox News slams ‘darker, gay, different’ Team USA at Olympics

Fair and Balanced - what a JOKE !! 

"Do not confuse motion and progress, A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress"

2/11/2018 11:57 am  #3

Re: Fox News slams ‘darker, gay, different’ Team USA at Olympics

So, this Fox executive is, to no one's surprise, full of shit:

The USOC’s diversity efforts seek to encourage athletes from all backgrounds and locales across the country to take an interest in Olympic sports and it encourage access to training expertise, facilities and gear.

That way, more potential U.S. Olympians have a chance to compete on an equal footing and push each other to be faster, higher and stronger.

But team slots are still determined by trials and past performance, and the few sports in which there is more latitude in selection of participants show no evidence of making choices based on diversity considerations.

Please God, help me become the kind of Christian that Paul Ryan would fire.
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