The nation was thrilled last week as Gabby Douglas won the all around gymnastics gold at the Olympics, becoming the first African American to do so. Everyone except for the professional concern trolls at Fox News, that is, who made like Tea Party Tim Gunns and decided Douglas’ costume wasn’t American enough.
On last week’s “America Live,” guest-host Alisyn Camerota discussed how “some folks” noticed that the “famous flag-styled outfits” of Olympics past were replaced by “yellow shirts, grey track suits and pink leotards” at the London games. Camerota and her guest, Sirius/XM radio host David Webb, took particular focus on Douglas’ outfit.
“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, who hosts a program on Sirius/XM’s “Patriot” channel, wondered, “What’s wrong with showing some pride?” He likened the uniform choice to a “kind of soft anti-American feeling that Americans can’t show their exceptionalism.” Camerota pointed out how other nations, like China, wore nationalistic colors. HP.
“Was Betsy Ross unavailable for sewing duty on this project?” Camerota asked.
Also showing a bit of “soft anti-American feeling” in their outfits of choice, Webb added, Abraham Lincoln and these guys:
We’re going to have to do better next time around, clearly. Fortunately, Fox News is on the sartorially jingoistic case. A Bullett investigation has uncovered a secret internal Fox memo pertaining to suggested redesigns for the next Olympics.
Be great if we could get Douglas to consider bleaching her hair blonde as well. Feel like that would read as more “American” than that mess she’s got going on now.
Could be problematic that the New England Patriots cheerleaders are technically associated with Massachusetts, which isn’t even really part of America, so this one is probably not going to fly.
Any chance we can get these athletes to literally fellate a symbol of American greatness on camera after every event?
Potentially not even American. Greek perhaps? Nothing really “Olympic” about Greece, wherever that is, but these idiot viewers of ours will swallow anything we force down their throats, so who’s going to stop us?
LOL don’t we wish!
Perfect. Just perfect.