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Date: 08/05/12 10:53 AM

55 Responses to Fox Complains US Athletes Aren`t Patriotic Enough

  1. Profile photo of jtrebowski
    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    August 5, 2012 at 10:54 am
    Link: Fox Complains US Athletes Aren`t Patriotic Enough - Why? Because they`re not wearing enough red, white, and blue.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    August 5, 2012 at 11:02 am
    "Liberal whines about Fox News, again."

    News Channels aren`t even monolithic, anyways. Shepard Smith is their main hard news guy and he`s not even conservative. He said on air "Republicans should not be on the wrong side of history" about the gay marriage debate. He also said "this is America, we don`t fuqing torture".

    Don`t whine.
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    Badenov Male 70 & Over
    237 posts
    August 5, 2012 at 11:06 am
    I`m all for mandatory full body flag tattoos for all our Olympic athletes.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2012 at 11:22 am
    well if they`re not wear the stars and strip, they must not be from the USA. right?
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    ElMustache Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2012 at 11:23 am
    This is beyond stupid. Painfully stupid. Why is this even a discussion? Is winning a Gold Medal for the country you`re representing not enough?
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    August 5, 2012 at 11:25 am
    "English". Ugh.

    Also patriotism to such an extent is a disease. You can be proud, but why be a douche about it?
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    August 5, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    The US Olympic committee it working on stem cell transplant that will cause human blood to be red, white and blue. Why is fox still in business?
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    August 5, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    Patriots are not acting American.
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    jacos27 Male 18-29
    246 posts
    August 5, 2012 at 12:36 pm
    I`m afraid to say that...I kind of agree with this...personally I drating hate this year`s uniforms. Hardly any reference to our colors. However, I don`t think it`s the athlete`s fault, it`s the designer`s. But for this to be a major concern as Fox News is making it seem, it`s a bit petty. I for one am very proud of our country...maybe not our government, but certainly our country.
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    tstyblucryns Male 18-29
    496 posts
    August 5, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    Crap as usual from the toilet of news stations.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 5, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    They are representing USA and traditionally the outfits are flag colors. I agree.
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
    1268 posts
    August 5, 2012 at 1:37 pm
    I doubt there are many sports fans here, but anyone remember the Chris Collinsworth interview of Kobe Bryant for the 08 olympics? I`m of the impression most olympic athletes regardless of their country feel the same way Bryant did/does while most political talking heads feel the same way Collinsworth openly expressed.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    August 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm
    faux news at it again, i cant believe people watch this drating garbage
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    RytWing Male 30-39
    316 posts
    August 5, 2012 at 2:20 pm
    I`m pretty sure China is the only country wearing uniforms made in thier home country.
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    mcboozerilla Male 30-39
    646 posts
    August 5, 2012 at 2:53 pm
    American Nationalists Party.
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
    762 posts
    August 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm
    In case you missed that... We lost that jingoistic feeling. You know... your good old fashioned quality home grown jingoism.

    "Jingoism is extreme patriotism in the form of aggressive foreign policy."

    In Fox`s opinion, patriotism is all about how badly we want to destroy and dominate people who are not us. Simple as that. You aren`t other humans, you are enemies.
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    clockwork208 Male 30-39
    835 posts
    August 5, 2012 at 3:24 pm
    They should be wearing Wal Mart leotards and McDonalds pants, duh.
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    Hellsh Male 30-39
    86 posts
    August 5, 2012 at 3:25 pm
    Red, White & Blue, Holland, Russia, UK, North Korea, Iceland, Taiwan, Nepal and many, many more.
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    mikebrady05 Male 18-29
    7 posts
    August 5, 2012 at 3:26 pm
    You wanna know how they represent the USA? Look at the medal count
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    deathcab4aj Female 30-39
    167 posts
    August 5, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    Whiny cry babies...they complain about the most ridiculous things.
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    kja1995 Male 18-29
    124 posts
    August 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm
    We show our patriotism by working hard and winning 60 medals in nine days.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2012 at 5:25 pm
    There is so much wrong inside those 2 talking heads... Not only are they speculative of what it all means, even their premises are ridiculous.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    August 5, 2012 at 6:23 pm
    Dont forget those are made in China
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    August 5, 2012 at 8:27 pm
    I found nothing in this discussion that could possibly offend anyone other than a Fox-hating liberal bigot.
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    ExtraCredit Male 50-59
    451 posts
    August 5, 2012 at 9:04 pm
    There`s is currently nothing more American than wearing clothes made in China.
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    korahn Male 30-39
    1249 posts
    August 5, 2012 at 9:06 pm
    Uh oh, I guess the US needs another disaster like 9/11 to re-boost the Patriotism like it did back in 2001.
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    Sistarose Female 30-39
    373 posts
    August 5, 2012 at 9:17 pm
    What I find amusing is how there is the obsession with patriotic colours. USA get red, whit and blue, which also comprise the Australian flag. So we get stuck with green and gold. Which is really green and yellow. Are you kidding me, it usually looks crap. Look at most of the Australian team outfits over the years, sucky is not a strong enough word. So it amuses me that they talk on length about this, because in Australia every Olympics usually has the media going on about how damn awful our athletes look, specifically because they are stuck with our team colours.
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    earplay Male 60-69
    121 posts
    August 5, 2012 at 10:06 pm
    @OldOllie I find my Fox-hating to be quite independent of my political views. I`m a perpetual advocate of fair and balanced, i.e. rational. This pesky attitude of mine keeps putting me at odds with Fox. I guess that`s my exceptionalism, whatever that is! He`s saying we`ve lost "that jingoistic feeling", thereby wrapping himself in ignorance of history as much as he wraps himself in the flag. I`ve heard wild foxes yelp, but never heard a fox whine as much as this Fox.
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    Bealzebubble Male 18-29
    352 posts
    August 5, 2012 at 10:12 pm
    The British had the same debate that their uniforms weren`t Red, White and Blue enough. Maybe it`s just that those colours aren`t in fashion this year. NZ choose black and no other country has that colour.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    August 6, 2012 at 12:17 am
    @Bealzebubble - It was just the English complaining that there wasn`t enough red in them really. There`s generally plenty blue, which is fine by me, as a Scot.
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    Clemy Male 18-29
    24 posts
    August 6, 2012 at 4:22 am
    In grade school I got straight A`s and my parents didn`t even notice because I wasn`t wearing bright enough colors.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2105 posts
    August 6, 2012 at 4:35 am
    Fox hates America,so why do they care?
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    Insomniac89 Male 18-29
    42 posts
    August 6, 2012 at 4:42 am
    Lol, Blood that has been shed, that escalated quickly
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3348 posts
    August 6, 2012 at 6:03 am
    OldOllie: "I found nothing in this discussion that could possibly offend anyone other than a Fox-hating liberal bigot."

    Then you`ve missed the point of my post entirely. Our athletes have worked hard to proudly represent our country, and they`ve done so in a stellar way. Many average citizens flew over there to cheer and support them. Millions of Americans gather around tv`s in bars and in their homes every day to cheer our athletes on, and all Fox "News" can do is claim that we`re not patriotic enough. patriotism has nothing to do with what you wear, or how hard you wave those little flags. It`s about loving our country and loving our citizens, which is something you`ve shown very little inclination of doing.
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    slimofswiv Male 30-39
    116 posts
    August 6, 2012 at 6:18 am
    omg, what diffence does is make what colours they wear? dopey mean persons
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    August 6, 2012 at 6:51 am
    Fox News caters strictly to morons.

    Lots of them here too, it seems.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3876 posts
    August 6, 2012 at 7:33 am
    I think you are un-American if you watch cable news. All they do is make you hate half of America.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7707 posts
    August 6, 2012 at 7:46 am
    And have you noticed how few medals the Americans and Russians win since drug testing took off.
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    Idlerlee2 Male 18-29
    135 posts
    August 6, 2012 at 8:38 am
    Hahahahhaahahahhahahaha.

    I love you America, clown capital of the world.

    (This refering to the megaclowns that agree with this stupidity)
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    wheelybin25 Male 40-49
    22 posts
    August 6, 2012 at 9:29 am
    Beautiful beautiful Amercia, the further right you allow clowns like this to take you, the less of a great nation you become and more of a conference of village idiots. Your Athletes are doing brilliantly and being brilliantly supported by the Americans whove made the trip to London (unlike these bozos).What a non-discussion of a non-story. Your athletes have earned their places and their medals by their OUTSTANDING efforts - if that isn`t enough, hold a rally, don`t watch the olympics.
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    wheelybin25 Male 40-49
    22 posts
    August 6, 2012 at 9:31 am
    Lol America . Although the Amercians are doing pretty good on the medal table too....
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
    1360 posts
    August 6, 2012 at 10:27 am
    who even cares about fox news?
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    Stardust6702 Male 18-29
    165 posts
    August 6, 2012 at 2:52 pm
    @drawnam61 - And have you noticed how few medals the Americans and Russians win since drug testing took off.

    Are you actually serious? Go check the US medal count moron. Were going to be on pace for winning the most gold and total.
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
    762 posts
    August 6, 2012 at 5:49 pm
    Leave it to FOX. Amazing athletes from all over the US spend their lives hoping to represent the US in the Olympics. Dedicating all their hard work, all their struggle, all their success to their country.

    What does FOX think of this? "Eeeeh, that swimsuit didnt have enough red, white and blue. How disgraceful."
  47. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    August 6, 2012 at 9:27 pm
    @earplay What you call "exceptionalism," I call being a liberal bigot.

    @jtrebowski Did you even listen to the discussion? They weren`t whining or complaining that we`re not patriotic enough. The were merely making factual observations regarding the uniforms of the athletes today compared to those in earlier Olympics.

    Only a Fox-hating liberal bigot could read anything else into it.

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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    August 6, 2012 at 9:31 pm
    who even cares about fox news?
    Oh, I don`t know...only about three times as many people as watch CNN and MSNBC combined!
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
    1803 posts
    August 6, 2012 at 11:21 pm
    Jesus, picking on a 16 year old. Classy.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 6:35 am
    "We are a very nationalistic nation..."

    Couldn`t have said it better myself. I like his use of the word "nationalistic" instead of "patriotic."
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 6:43 am
    The were merely making factual observations regarding the uniforms of the athletes today compared to those in earlier Olympics.
    ...And complaining how they don`t have enough flag colour in them, after which she says "So how do we show our patriotism at the games?" So clearly she identifies uniforms with patriotism, not medals, sportsmanship, fan turnout etc. The only bigot here is you.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3876 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 8:44 am
    "who even cares about fox news?"

    "Oh, I don`t know...only about three times as many people as watch CNN and MSNBC combined!"

    Seeing that cable news is arguably the worst thing to happen to America I wouldn`t be proud of those numbers. They get the most ratings because they are masters of sensationalism. News is boring. It shouldn`t be addictive or make you hate half of your country. I feel sorry for people who still watch Fox News or NBC News (MSNBC).
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4756 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 9:03 am
    @OldOllie:
    Looks like what you`re calling "being a liberal bigot" is a dislike for conservative bigotry. I expect better from you, having read other comments you`ve made. Yes, it would be nice to see our colors more but, no, it wasn`t worth more than 4 minutes of broadcast time.
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    pumba62 Male 40-49
    1018 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 9:15 am
    ok I feel like vomiting ...and if I could do it in Red white and blue I would ....but being CANADIAN i will do it in RED and White only, maybe with some cheese curds thrown in and hot gravy and make it a delicious Poutine Mess !!!!
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 12:10 pm
    AMUUURICA!

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