Recently, Fox News attacked
US Olympians for not wearing more red, white, and blue claiming the
uniforms they are wearing are not patriotic enough. Well it seems the US
Olympians have a question to ask Fox News. They are curious as to how
Fox News can call themselves news, and act as though they offer
competitive journalism when all they offer to their viewership is
In an interview with Jason Lindsay from the US Olympic Badminton team, FWP asked the young man what he thought of Fox News’ remarks regarding the patriotism of the US team’s uniforms. Lindsay replied, ”I
have no idea what the color of our uniforms has to do with anything. We
are representing our nation the best that we can, and our uniforms
should really have nothing to do with the conversation. Was Fox News
having a slow news day or something? I mean really, with stories like
that, how can they even call themselves news. They should call
themselves Fox Opinion and Deliberately Trying to Piss People Off For No
Catching up with marathon runner Jessica Kellons, FWP asked what her
take on Fox News making a big deal of the uniforms was. Kellons
responded, “They what?! They are questioning our patriotism? Really?
Is that all they have to report on? Wondering if we wear enough red,
white, and blue? I thought there was an economic crisis going on, and a
presidential race underway, and this is what they choose to focus on?
Pathetic.” The sentiment held by these two competitors seemed to carry through
to everyone else interviewed. This non-story of apparent lack of
patriotism not only seemed un-newsworthy, but also seemed to offend many
athletes who have worked for years to perfect their ability to
represent the nation we all love and call home.
Someone should probably notify Fox News that those “unpatriotic”
Americans are neck in neck with China for number of medals earned, and
maybe focus on the actual Olympic competition and not comment like Joan
Rivers about what our athletes are wearing.
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