Can’t say I’m surprised. John Moody, who was Roger Ailes’ chief henchman and continues to be Executive Editor of Fox News, published an Op-Ed piece today about the Olympics titled “In Olympics, let’s focus on the winner of the race — not the race of the winner.”
Moody wrote: “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.”
Fox has since taken the editorial down, because it’s racist and homophobic. But that’s what the real Fox News is, kids. I worked under John Moody for 10 years. The editorial people directly beneath him were constantly dealing with his narrow mindedness.
Moody went on: “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?”
There’s more, but you get the drift. Moody expresses exactly the sentiment of Fox News. It couldn’t be clearer. The fact that he’s still there after the Murdochs swept it clean of Ailes stooges is pretty surprising– Moody knew everything that Ailes was doing, promoted his philosophy, carried out his dirty work. Frightening. Maybe this will be enough to clear him out.
I’m putting up a picture of Ailes because it doesn’t matter what Moody looks like. This is who he is. Still.