Subject: Re: FOX News Exec upset by diversity of U.S. Olympics team
On Friday, February 9, 2018 at 2:44:34 PM UTC-5, Obveeus wrote:
> 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.
Imagine what he's said in the past. Off record.