I wanted to be Jesse Owens, too.
Gay, perfect form just like his idol, ran a remarkable race. I've never seen anything like it.
I've never seen anything like this either:
Enter OneNewsNow.com, a biased news site funded by the AFA, or American Family Association, a far right-wing (and James Dobson-friendly) organization whose own web site decries the "homosexual agenda."
As some discovered over the weekend and this morning, the OneNewsNow.com site has a filter set up on its news results that automatically changes the word "gay" to "homosexual." I think it's an odd substitution, but I'm sure they've done some kind of research that shows that "gay" has a more positive connotation than the more literal "homosexual."
How did this attempt at framing backfire on OneNewsNow.com and the AFA? The answer comes from track-and-field.
From the Boston Globe:
When Tyson Gay crossed the finish line in the men's 100 meters yesterday, the crowd at Hayward Field gasped. The clock displayed 9.68 seconds. Everyone at the US Olympic track and field trials knew what that meant. Gay ran the fastest 100 ever, regardless of conditions....Engage homosexual filter! To people visiting OneNewsNow.com, this was the headline:
I refuse to click on a website that has anything to do with James Dobson, so I have no idea if these headlines have changed or not, but I find this fricking hilarious, even if kind of sad.
But, hey, this is where we are, people. This is where we are.