February 9, 2018
Op-ed: in Olympics, focus on 'winner of the race, not the race of the winner'
John Moody, an executive editor at Fox News, wrote an op-ed appearing on the Fox website that has generated a lot of controversy. What is Moody's transgression? The headline of the piece gives you a hint: "In Olympics, let's focus on the winner of the race – not the race of the winner." In some circles, that simply isn't done. It doesn't matter who wins the race or whether a world record is smashed, or how an athlete performs. What matters is the color of their skin and whether the athlete likes to date members of the same sex. In athletics – perhaps the last human pursuit where merit rules – that belief is silly, stupid, and self-defeating. 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,...(Read Full Post)