Fox News exec who attacked gay Olympians is forced out

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A Fox News exec who penned a shocking column attacking gay and ethnic minority Olympians has announced that he is leaving the company. John Moody has been instrumental for decades at the conservative news network, serving as its executive editor and executive vice president. He made headlines mocking USA Olympians who are gay or belong to racial or ethnic minorities. He 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’.”he went on saying it would not help to win medals (nobody has ever said that race or sexuality helps to win medals, but it should not be an obstacle for those who want to win them, that’s what it is about). Fox News quickly pulled the column and stated that these views are his own and the company does not divide them. Less than a month after the controversy, the 64-year-old Moody has departed Fox News. A Fox News spokesperson confirmed the news, telling CNN: “John Moody has retired from Fox News”.

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