|Two Gay men on Team USA one finished 12th in his event|
Prior to the stat of the 2018 Winter Olympics, a Fox News executive caught Hell on social media for saying that Team USA was not sending their best athletes based on performance, but rather focusing more on the racial and the sexual orientation of the athletes.
As it turned out Team USA finished a very disappointing 4th place in overall medal count following the 1st place finish of Team USA in 2014.
This is what the NY Timeswrote in response to the Fox esec op-ed:
Fox News on Friday removed an incendiary op-ed article by one of its top executives, after the piece drew criticism for mocking American Olympic officials who had emphasized the diversity of this year’s team of athletes. The column suggested, sarcastically, that the United States Olympic Committee adopt a new motto: “Darker, Gayer, Different.”The piece, published on Wednesday and written by John Moody, an executive vice president and executive editor of Fox News, caused an uproar on social media. Some of the network’s employees expressed dismay that Fox News had allowed the article to be published on its website.
“John Moody’s column does not reflect the views or values of Fox News and has been removed,” the network said in a statement.
Fox News VP wrote this:
Unless it’s changed overnight, the motto of the Olympics, since 1894, has been “Faster, Higher, Stronger.” It appears the U.S. Olympic Committee would like to change that to “Darker, Gayer, Different.” If your goal is to win medals, that won’t work.A USOC official was quoted this week expressing pride (what else?) about taking the most diverse U.S. squad ever to the Winter Olympics. That was followed by a, frankly, embarrassing laundry list of how many African-Americans, Asians and openly gay athletes are on this year’s U.S. team. No sport that we are aware of awards points – or medals – for skin color or sexual orientation.For the current USOC, a dream team should look more like the general population. So, while uncomfortable, 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?
The US Olympic committee better change their focus on sending the best athletes first and foremost and stick therir social engineering elsewhere