Fox News Shamed Into Deleting Editorial Decrying ‘Darker, Gayer’ Olympic Athletes
Fox News minus Ailes is still trying to mainstream ultra fundamentalist and alt-right worldviews.
“These athletes are at the Olympics because they already won by qualifying to represent the United States on the world’s stage; and they did so despite facing discrimination from places like Fox News throughout their careers. Moody should not only apologize to the athletes and fans for this disgraceful post, but Fox News should open their site for diverse athletes to share their own personal stories and perspectives.”
On Friday, Fox took down the article, claiming that it “does not reflect the views or values of Fox News” and “was not properly vetted” before it was published. A source inside Fox News blamed editors for being “too deferential” to Moody, citing his “longevity” at the network.
The network then absurdly claimed that Moody — a Fox News executive editor and executive vice president — “has zero editorial oversight” on any of Fox’s platforms.