Closing Thought-09Feb18

Let the games begin!

Today is the day the Olympics begin in South Korea….the Winter Games that is….

Most civilized people realize that FOX News is the biggest outlet for bullshit news in the US…..well they have stooped to a new low.

I thought that when FOX anchors attacked the 6 year old grandson of Pelosi was tacky but the next day they out did themselves…..they attacked the American Olympic Team….

Fox News executive editor John Moody has a lot to say about Team USA athletes — but none of it is about their athletic accomplishments.

In an editorial published just ahead of Friday’s opening ceremony, Moody expressed his concern that the “darker, gayer” athletes representing the United States at the 2018 Olympic Games would cost the team medals, and asserted — without any evidence — that some athletes may have been given a spot on Team USA because of their skin color or sexual orientation, rather than their performance.

“Unless it’s changed overnight, the motto of the Olympics, since 1894, has been ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger,’” Moody wrote on FoxNews.com. “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.”

Moody went on to complain about a recent Washington Post article in which a USOC official expressed pride in the diversity of the 2018 U.S. Olympic delegation, bemoaning what he called an “embarrassing laundry list of how many African-Americans, Asians and openly gay athletes are on this year’s U.S. team.”

Shameful and tacky…but that is expected, right?

This person is what some people, like me, call a douche bag.

The spread of hate and lies and yet there are some Americans that turn to them for news….not really news….they turn to FOX to feed their hatred…..

Time to be off….enjoy your weekend my friends….chuq

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21 thoughts on “Closing Thought-09Feb18

  1. I don’t watch Fox news, but i was bored to tears by the opening ceremony shown on the news on the BBC.
    I only managed three minutes…Then again, I have no interest in sport. It is just another branch of politics these days.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. I am pretty turned off of mainstream sports I do like a few…handball, darts, rugby, football (soccer), Formula One…..not very popular here in the Colonies…..LOL But the douche a FOX had to say about the athletes was uncalled for and tacky……chuq

      1. The annoying, bouncing, flashing, LED ads are driving me -or have driven me- away from what few sports I still watch. The off-putting busy-ness distracts me from what I tuned in to see. (Or even worse, PAID to go see.) Both that, and the naked corporatism of it all, sickens me. At some point, the pleasure it gives me just doesn’t make up for the abuse I have to endure.

        At least the Olympics doesn’t do this…yet.

  2. FOX to them (Trumpsters) is exactly what you said… their injection of permissive hatred. That’s the difference they do not see. The right wing indulges FOX to feel good about their own personal bias’s. I watch CNN and the other networks not to find a warm fuzzy that they are telling me things that feed my political opinion but rather for a measure of objectivity so I can make my own conclusions. Now, the right wing, with their consistent propensity to see conspiracy theories everywhere, prefer to believe that the entire media, except for FOX, is one grand liberal plot to sell us unwitting viewers toward liberal thought.. and people like me are being led like lemmings straight into the abyss. I dare suggest that’s what FOX is doing… but in their case there it’s no grand conspiracy to fling right wing opinion over the edge into the abyss… someone at FOX is seeing all this as capturing a segment of viewers that will make them money. FOX plays to the right wing to make a profit from a demographic market segment…. not because the execs there believe in what they actually spew out.

    1. Anyone who believes there is an ounce of “Objectivity” on any of the totally-biased major media in this country are in need of a session with a professional.

  3. Forgot to mention my embarrassment misreading your closing sentence there, chuq. I inadvertently assigned two extra letters in the word “be” (from “be off”) and I had a sudden twinge of admiration and awe that at your age you could still do that to support your a political statement.. but alas, I stand corrected that you were saying adios.

  4. I think history shows “darker” has won many countries many Olympic medals. Maybe not so much in the Winter Games, but still.

  5. The whole damned Olympic thing is shameful, tacky and over-commercialized. It is all about selling airtime, selling olympic-related products, about renting hotel rooms, about political bullcrap — all theater — all meaningless pageantry quickly forgotten — an expensive affair that has outlived its usefulness — a total waste of time and money. But if they would return the whole thing to the naked purity of the original Grecian Games then I could be persuaded otherwise.

      1. Totally Nude as in days of old and then I might become a patron of the Olympics once again. But with all that horrid spandex running around and all those laser lights …. forget it!

      2. No, I can’t say as I do remember what they did to wrestling. What did they do to wrestling, Chuq? The last time I watched wrestling was when Don Eagle was doing it.

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