Fox News Says Gabby Douglas’ Outfits Aren’t Patriotic Enough
You had to know it was going to happen. You had to know that Fox News was waiting for a way to tarnish Gabby Douglas’ victories at the Olympics, and the folks at Fox have finally concocted a way; questioning how Douglas’ could be a true patriot if she’s not wearing the stars and stripes.
On last week’s “America Live,” host Alisyn Camerota speculated on how “some folks” noticed that the “famous flag-styled outfits” of Olympics past were replaced by “yellow shirts, grey track suits and pink leotards.”
Actually, I’m sure “some folks” means “Fox producers”, since no one’s been paying much attention to aesthetics. The Olympics is about talent and perseverance, not fashion, but what would the folks at Fox know about that?
Anyway, almost like clockwork, Camerota and her guest, Sirius/XM radio host David Webb, zoomed in on Gabby Douglas.
“You know, Gabby had that great moment, and everyone was so excited, and she’s in hot pink — and that’s her prerogative,” Camerota said. Webb speculated, “What’s wrong with showing some pride?” He compared Douglas’ uniform to a “kind of soft anti-American feeling that Americans can’t show their exceptionalism.” Camerota then pointed out how other nations, like China, wore nationalistic colors.
So now America should try to be like China? I thought conservatives hated communism?
This may very well be about color, but if so, it’s not about the color of Gabby Douglas’ outfits.
It is ironic though that Fox is calling out American uniforms as anti-patriotic, when what’s really anti-patriotic is saying anything that takes away from the achievements of America’s Olympic athletes. The real shame here is that the folks at Fox can’t see the hypocrisy in what they’re doing. Or maybe they just don’t care.
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