Originally written on The Mark Graham Sports Blog  |  Last updated 11/19/14
You know it must have been a slow news day, when FOX News targeted gold medal winning gymnast Gabby Douglas for her "un-patriotic" uniforms. Really. FOX News reporter Alisyn Camerota took issue with it when she said that the "famous flag-style outfits" of past Olympics have been replaced by "yellow shirts, grey track suits and pink leotards" Camerota and her guest on "America Live", radio host David Webb, targeted Gabby Douglas in particular, with Camerota saying, "You know, Gabby had that great moment, and everyone was so excited, and she's in hot pink -- and that's her prerogative," Webb, host of The David Webb Show on Sirius/XM Radio, said that America has lost our pride. "We're a very nationalistic nation," Webb said. "But we've also lost over time that jingoistic feeling." Douglas' wore a red, white, and blue jacket with "USA" across the back while on the sidelines of the individual all-around competition and a gray jacket with an American flag patch during the medal ceremony. But I guess FOX News is looking for something more like this. C'mon, FOX News, let the girl have this moment with a "controversy".
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  • I think what they wear is their business. If you want them to wear something special, you pay for it or shut up!!!
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