Some people are appropriately named. “Magic” Johnson and Dick “Butkus” both come to mind. Now, we can add a new one, “Gabby” Douglas who is living up to her moniker. Yakety, Yak, Yak, Yak!
Oprah Winfrey as she is wont to do, lured another innocent into her den of racial inequity for the sole purpose of personal agenda and program ratings and between the two of them they managed to negate a wondrous gold medal peformance heretofore accomplished by the Gabster.
Ms. Douglas a.k.a. “slave girl,” was more than expressive in announcing her persecution at the mouths of other gymnasts who allegedly suggested she do their bidding around the gym since they were her white masters.
It never happened, but the truth is always negotiable when it comes to Oprah’s slant on things.
Instead of an Olympic hero we now have a Mini-Me of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson roaming the talk show circuit. If I were Gabby’s agent I would buy a roll of duct tape and give her a crash course on verbal diplomacy before her next television interview on the high bars.
The Ku Klux Klan with a pommel horse, according to Ms. Douglas, is the Excalibur Gym in Virginia Beach where she trained as a child. It was there where she claims other gymnasts teased her because she was black.
Win a couple of gold medals so Oprah Winfrey can exploit you and scream unprovable accusations neutralizing your worldwide accomplishments. Gee, how cool is that!
Gustavo Moure, its CEO, told E! News. “Is Gabrielle a credible person just because she is an Olympic champion? She is not giving any names or dates, leading us to believe that the accusation is fake.”
Gabby did not mention any dates or names for two reasons, first, what she said was not true and, secondly, it was a “leading” question by the race-baiting Winfrey set up well in advance by her producers to create a ratings buzz.
To paraphrase the late Vince Lombardi during a Packer game in Los Angeles late in the 1967 football season, “Everybody’s gabbing out there, no one’s truth telling. Gab, Gab, Gab!”
Gabby? You bet!
Can we just all get along and shut up?
The answer is yes.
As long as we don’t talk to Oprah Winfrey.
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