Subject: Re: FOX News Exec upset by diversity of U.S. Olympics team
On 2/9/2018 12:47 PM, David wrote:
> Fox News executive VP rails against diversity of US Olympians:
> "Darker, Gayer, Different"
> 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 decried the strides Team USA has made toward diversity of its
> athletes in a February 7 op-ed published on FoxNews.com. Though this
> is Team USA’s most diverse delegation of athletes ever, as The
> Washington Post reported, the U.S. Olympic Committee still has a lot
> of progress to make: Out of 243 athletes, two men are openly gay, “10
> are African American — 4 percent — and another 10 are Asian American.
> The rest, by and large, are white.” 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. From Moody’s op-ed:
I can't wait to see what he has to say for the Summer Olympics.