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Title: Fox News executive claims Olympic athletes were picked because they were black or gay
Source: The Independent (UK)
URL Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w ... -gayer-different-a8203566.html
Published: Feb 10, 2018
Author: Jeremy B White
Post Date: 2018-02-12 07:09:50 by Deckard
Keywords: None
Views: 228
Comments: 15

Piece was written by executive vice president John Moody

Fox News has taken down a heavily criticised column, penned by a top executive, that said the US Olympics Committee’s motto should be “Darker, Gayer, Different” and suggested some athletes qualified because they belong to minority groups.

In a piece entitled “In Olympics, let's focus on the winner of the race — not the race of the winner”, the conservative news outlet’s executive vice president John Moody criticised what he called the US Olympic Committee’s overbearing focus on the diversity of athletes.

He slammed the American athletics organisation for touting an “embarrassing laundry list of how many African-Americans, Asians and openly gay athletes” were representing America in the Olympics.

“The question probably needs to be asked: were our Olympians selected because they’re the best at what they do, or because they’re the best publicity for our current obsession with having one each from Column A, B and C”? Mr Moody wrote, suggesting that people were “assigning teams quotas for race, religion or sexuality”.

The piece quickly unleashed a wave of criticism, leading Fox News to pull the item from its website.

“John Moody’s column does not reflect the views or values of FOX News and has been removed,” a Fox News spokesperson said in a statement.

The US Olympics Committee did not respond to a request for comment.

LGBT+ advocacy organisations blasted the piece, with GLAAD — formerly known was the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation —  assailing Mr Moody for disparaging athletes with “vicious anti-LGBTQ and biased rhetoric at what should be the proudest moment of their lives” and demanding an apology.

“These athletes are at the Olympics  because they already won by qualifying to represent the United States on the world's stage; and they did so despite facing discrimination from places like Fox News throughout their careers,” GLAAD said in a statement.

An American athlete’s sexual orientation has already provoked an Olympics controversy, with openly gay US skater Adam Rippon saying he would not speak to Vice President Mike Pence because of what Mr Rippon called Mr Pence's anti-LGBT+ views (Mr Pence’s office has denied reports that it reached out to Mr Rippon to set up a conversation).

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#1. To: Deckard (#0)

It depends on the sport to a degree, I suppose. Some sports take the objective points winners from the qualifying competitions. Some sports have a "coach override" of the results, that lets the National Team Coach bump one person in favor of another.

Only in the latter case is there any human input to the decision that could introduce a specific bias for or against any particular group or race.

The nature of the Olympics is that they are biased towards those who work very hard and who have a splendid genetic patrimony. Nature does skew the game a bit - some races have less body fat than others, etc. But that is only a factor.

Vicomte13  posted on  2018-02-12   7:41:38 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Deckard (#0)

and suggested some athletes qualified because they belong to minority groups.

Of course they did. We're just not supposed to talk about it.

misterwhite  posted on  2018-02-12   9:03:32 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Deckard (#0)

He slammed the American athletics organisation for touting an “embarrassing laundry list of how many African-Americans, Asians and openly gay athletes” were representing America in the Olympics.

Why is that important -- unless there is a concerted effort to make it so. This isn't some private corporation bragging about the diversity of it's workforce.

"We chose the best of the best and ... lo and behold ... look how many African-Americans, Asians and openly gay athletes qualified! What are the odds, huh?"

Yeah. What are the odds.

misterwhite  posted on  2018-02-12   9:09:31 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Deckard (#0)

“These athletes are at the Olympics because they already won by qualifying to represent the United States on the world's stage; and they did so despite facing discrimination from places like Fox News throughout their careers,” GLAAD said in a statement."

We'll see, wont we?

If these African-American, Asian and openly gay athletes are truly qualified to be at the Olympics, they should win a proportionate amount of medals. Right?

If they don't, that means they shouldn't have been there to begin with. And that FOX was right.

misterwhite  posted on  2018-02-12   9:15:14 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Deckard (#0)

Teh Donnell must be very proud of his team.

hondo68  posted on  2018-02-12   9:30:53 ET  (1 image) Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: hondo68 (#5) (Edited)

Teh Donnell must be very proud of his team.

Uhuh

Maybe the MarxBank Jesuit grifters associated with the USOC these days, perched up in their kennel at the Broadmoor, will rename one of the dorms at the Colorado Springs Training Center - "The Poodle Dog", in recognition of where Teh Donald's family fortune really came from.

https://www.google.com/search? q=%22The+Poodle+Dog%22+trump"

VxH  posted on  2018-02-12   9:40:45 ET  (1 image) Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Deckard (#0)

In a piece entitled “In Olympics, let's focus on the winner of the race — not the race of the winner”, the conservative news outlet’s executive vice president John Moody criticised what he called the US Olympic Committee’s overbearing focus on the diversity of athletes.

He slammed the American athletics organisation for touting an “embarrassing laundry list of how many African-Americans, Asians and openly gay athletes” were representing America in the Olympics.

“The question probably needs to be asked: were our Olympians selected because they’re the best at what they do, or because they’re the best publicity for our current obsession with having one each from Column A, B and C”? Mr Moody wrote, suggesting that people were “assigning teams quotas for race, religion or sexuality”.

He's right,and of course this means heads will explode because NO ONE is ever allowed to tell the truth in public in 21st Century 'murika.

Chances are the board will be holding a meeting ASAP,and he will no longer be a Fox VP when the meeting ends.

If Stalin were alive today,he would be eaten UP with envy.

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2018-02-12   12:25:20 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: Vicomte13 (#1)

The nature of the Olympics is that they are biased towards those who work very hard and who have a splendid genetic patrimony. Nature does skew the game a bit - some races have less body fat than others, etc. But that is only a factor.

Figures might not lie,but as always,liars figure and fudge numbers.

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2018-02-12   12:26:43 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: VxH (#6) (Edited)

I have been reliably informed that Trump will be hiding under your bed tonight when you are returned to your room.

BTW,why the HELL would anybody BLAME Trump for discovering Lady GaGa? That would be something to brag about. She has an amazing amount of talent,and no one can question her love of hard work.

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2018-02-12   12:30:11 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#10. To: sneakypete (#9)

BTW,why the HELL would anybody BLAME Trump for discovering Lady GaGa?

Yeah, no doubt you were standing at attention when she and her nature- abominating poodle admirers raised the LGBT flag over the Super Bowl.

VxH  posted on  2018-02-12   12:37:37 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#11. To: sneakypete (#9)

BTW,why the HELL would anybody BLAME Trump for discovering Lady GaGa? That would be something to brag about. She has an amazing amount of talent,and no one can question her love of hard work.

She's pretty good. I loved her SuperBowl performance two years ago.

Vicomte13  posted on  2018-02-12   13:15:17 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#12. To: Deckard (#0)

The same resulTs everyThing

of The dnc overlord communisT gods

Freak massses

Love
boris

If you ... don't use exclamation points --- you should't be typeing ! Commas - semicolons - question marks are for girlie boys !

BorisY  posted on  2018-02-12   15:14:18 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#13. To: VxH (#10)

Yeah, no doubt you were standing at attention when she and her nature- abominating poodle admirers raised the LGBT flag over the Super Bowl.

BFD,Princess. There are other people in the world besides you,and despite what your mommy told you,they have the same rights as you do.

Get over it or come out of the closet and be done with it.

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2018-02-12   17:30:17 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#14. To: Vicomte13 (#11)

She's pretty good.

No kidding. She did an album with Tony Bennett a year or two ago,and was recently singing duos with him again on a PBS Special a couple of weeks ago.

If you are going to sing Tony Bennett songs with Tony Bennett,you had damn sure better have your stuff together because there ain't nowhere to hide and nothing to hide behind.

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2018-02-12   17:32:32 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#15. To: sneakypete (#13) (Edited)

There are other people in the world besides you,

XX+XY=Human

You can abominate nature but you can't change that fact, snowflake.

VxH  posted on  2018-02-12   20:32:39 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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