Homosexual Sets World Sprint Record

Tyson Homosexual ran 100 meters in a wind-aided 9.68 seconds at the U.S. Olympic trials today, in what would have been world record time. I mean, Tyson Gay.

Leftie People For the American Way’s Right Wing Watch blog reports that,

Tyson Gay Name as Tyson HomosexualIn addition to blocking traffic from websites they don’t like, it looks like the web-geniuses behind the American Family Association’s OneNewsNow site have a few other tricks up their sleeves, such as automatically replacing any use of the word “gay” with the word “homosexual” in any of the AP stories they run … 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

Tyson Gay holds the U.S. flag after winning the men\'s 100 meters final at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon June 29, 2008. (Mike Blake/Reuters)As Steve Benen observes, “auto-replace is not your friend.”

I checked and, apparently, someone tipped off OneNewsNow and they have rendered Gay’s name as Gay in updated stories such as “Gay runs 100 in windy 9.68 to make US Olympic team.”  Which, in this context, is still a pretty funny headline.

via memeorandum

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Comments

  1. bains says:

    I remember a story in the financial section of some broadsheet years ago. The money line: “after years in the red, company X is back in the African-American.”




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  2. tom says:

    This is coming from the “American” Family Association, for god’s sake, the luantic fringe of the christian right. Who’s surprised? Not only famously anti-gay, but also famously stupid.




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  3. DL says:

    You should try to read many of the childrens literature to an elementary school class -this stuff has corrupted our culture – we should attack the destruction, manipulation, or creation of language for political purposes as being what it is. (not eliminate it – just attack it for what it is and the media should stay objective and not use language prefered by one side of a debate as the norm)

    Try homophobe




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  4. Michael says:

    That’s just clbuttic!




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  5. Br0c says:

    Are you people kidding? You can’t be serious with this blog… The earth is dying, and You capitalist, right wing jerk @#$ are concerned with an idiotic re-print?!? So, I guess that former Patriot corner back needs to change his last name as well?!? Get a job… I mean life.




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  6. Michael says:

    The earth is dying, and You capitalist, right wing jerk @#$ are concerned with an idiotic re-print?!?

    But, we’re doing it electronically, which does save paper.




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  7. od says:

    I realize its not the point of the post, but if its wind aided, how can it be a world record?




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  8. James Joyner says:

    I realize its not the point of the post, but if its wind aided, how can it be a world record?

    Up to allowable limits, it can. This was over the limit. Still, it’s the fastest recorded 100m in history. By a Gay!




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  9. What I find interesting as well is that this group finds the word “gay” more upsetting than “homosexual” which, after all has sex in it. I mean if they are trying to protect tender, sensitive eyes, surely “gay” is the better word, as at least in that case they could pretend it just means “happy” rather than reminding everyone that sex is involved and all that!




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  10. James Joyner says:

    I mean if they are trying to protect tender, sensitive eyes, surely “gay” is the better word, as at least in that case they could pretend it just means “happy” rather than reminding everyone that sex is involved and all that!

    Ah, but we wouldn’t want to give the idea that gay sex can make people happy!




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