Posts Tagged ‘Olympics’

Fishbowl America Round-Up for July 9th:

Tourists and residents walk along Wangfujing Street in one of Beijing, China's main shopping areas.

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Okay. Here me out.

Those fools at American Family Association’s OneNewsNow site, really are funny. No, not in that way (I guess). They started automatically replacing any use of the word “gay” with the word “homosexual” in any of the AP stories they run. Because “homosexual” is scientific and makes the skin crawl like you’re in church… and “gay” makes you feel like you’re watching, hell network news. … leading to instances in which proper names are reformatted to meet their ridiculous standard, such as this article about sprinter Tyson Gay winning the 100 meters at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in which he is renamed “Tyson Homosexual”:

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AP: Jim McKay elegantly covered competitions from badminton to barrel jumping. Yet he may best be remembered for that grim day at the Munich Olympics when he broke the news with three simple words: “They’re all gone.”

The groundbreaking sportscaster died Saturday of natural causes at his farm in Monkton, Md. He was 86.

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AP: Chicago was among the four cities picked as finalists Wednesday for the 2016 Summer Olympics, setting the stage for a high-profile bidding contest between candidates from the United States, Europe and Asia.

Also making the IOC shortlist were Madrid, Spain; Tokyo, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Eliminated from the race were Doha, Qatar; Prague, Czech Republic, and Baku, Azerbaijan.