Monday, June 30, 2008

Where You Shouldn't Get Your News

Here's one for the books. One News Now, the "news" site from the American Family Associations has been OUTED. It seems that whenever an article from the AP is funneled through their website they change the terms in the article but still claim that it was sent by the AP:

This is absolutely hilarious. The American Family Association has a policy at its new outlet, OneNewsNow, never to use the word "gay" but to replace it with "homosexual." And that works absolutely perfectly until they write an article about an athlete whose last name is Gay, as in Tyson Gay, the fastest man on the US Olympic track team. And then you get this:

Tyson Homosexual was a blur in blue, sprinting 100 meters faster than anyone ever has. His time of 9.68 seconds at the U.S. Olympic trials Sunday doesn't count as a world record, because it was run with the help of a too-strong tailwind. Here's what does matter: Homosexual qualified for his first Summer Games team and served notice he's certainly someone to watch in Beijing.


"It means a lot to me," the 25-year-old Homosexual said. "I'm glad my body could do it, because now I know I have it in me."



Of course One News Now changes the wording because they believe that homosexual sounds worse than gay (or is it they just like writing the word SEX, one never can tell).



Hat Tip to the Bad Idea Blog for this gem!

1 comment:

Daniel said...

Oh my, that just made my day! Thank you!