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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 01:48 AM

Fox Pulls Column Calling the U.S. Olympic Team 'Darker, Gayer, Different'

As Korean American Chloe Kim prepared to dominate the women's half-pipe, Fox's Executive Vice President wrote a column complaining about having gay or non-white athletes on the Olympic team.

http://time.com/5143227/john-moody-fox-news-olympics/

Fox News has deleted a column in which executive editor and executive vice president John Moody wrote that the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) apparently wants to change the Olympic motto from “swifter, higher, stronger” to “darker, gayer, different.”

Moody’s column, which was published Wednesday, attracted widespread outrage online after outlets including Deadspin wrote about its contents. By Friday, the op-ed had been removed from Fox’s website, with a spokesperson saying it did not reflect Fox News’ views or values, the Associated Press reports.

Moody’s column was apparently prompted by a USOC official providing an “embarrassing laundry list of how many African-Americans, Asians and openly gay athletes are on the team” while discussing the diversity of this year’s athletes, AP writes. Moody used the column to argue that sports should be about merit and competition, not political correctness.

“Insisting that sports bow to political correctness by assigning teams quotas for race, religion or sexuality is like saying that professional basketball goals will be worth four points if achieved by a minority in that sport – white guys, for instance – instead of the two or three points awarded to black players, who make up 81 percent of the NBA. Any plans to fix that disparity? Didn’t think so,” Moody’s column read, according to an excerpt published by Deadspin.

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TomCADem Feb 2018 OP
MLAA Feb 2018 #1
3catwoman3 Feb 2018 #2
Phoenix61 Feb 2018 #3
bermudat Feb 2018 #4
AllaN01Bear Feb 2018 #6
magicarpet Feb 2018 #7
ProfessorGAC Feb 2018 #8
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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 01:54 AM

1. Yet another disgusting racist fcker.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:18 AM

2. What a completely shitty thing to say.

"... with a spokesperson saying it did not reflect Fox News’ views or values, the Associated Press reports."

I think this reflects the views of both Fux News and their moronic, drooling viewers perfectly.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:21 AM

3. I beg to differ

The column reflected Fox's views and values very well. That they would prefer them not to be on public display doesn't change what they are.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:09 AM

4. Darker, gayer, different?

Darker? Is he concerned about the minuscule number of black Americans in the Winter Olympics? One is too many for some people.

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Response to bermudat (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:19 AM

6. i have gone beyond the point of wanting to wash these peoples mouths

out with soap, and instead using castor oil.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:30 AM

7. Battery acid......

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Response to bermudat (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:08 AM

8. How Many Black People Are On The Team?

i know the hockey team has the first black guy ever on the US hockey team, but that's what, 1 out of 20 or something?

What the heck was this idiot even talking about?

And, he didn't know there were gay people in figure skating before now? What an idiot.

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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:13 AM

9. Who knew athletes reached the Olympics as a result of affirmative action?

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