In the 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.