Fox News exec who complained about gay, black Olympians retires

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Fox News vice president, executive editor, and commentator John Moody has announced his retirement.

A spokesperson for Fox News also confirmed that he is leaving.

Moody has been with Fox News since it started in 1996. In 2009 he left Fox to become CEO of News Corp’s wire service, but went back to Fox when it was absorbed into Fox.

Moody was the center of controversy last month when he complained that the U.S. Olympic Team this year was “Darker, Gayer, Different.”

The team had ten black athletes and three LGBT athletes out of 243, but Moody said that more white and straight people should have been chosen to make the team “look more like the general population.”

He said that the several minority athletes were picked for “publicity” purposes and said that the team won’t win as much because it’s not white and straight enough.

A day later, Fox pulled the column, only saying that it didn’t go through the “proper vetting process.”

Neither Moody nor Fox News have commented on his departure.

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