If there were a medal for “total trash opinion segment,” it’s safe to say this would be a heavy favorite to take the gold: Two middle-aged men waxing on about whether female Olympic athletes should wear makeup during the competition.
The whole exchange took place during a recent episode of Fox News’ “Sports Court,” wherein host Tamara Holder invited arguably the two least-qualified people on Earth to discuss the scorching-hot question of what Olympic athletes should look like: Radio personality Mark Simone (his career has been predicated on being heard, not seen) and former NYC Detective Bo Dietl (who served as inspiration for the film Bad Lieutenant, before retiring to a life of on-air punditry and selling turkey sandwiches).
Sample dialogue: “I think when you see an athlete, why should I have to look at some chick’s zits? Why not a little blush on her lips and cover those zits!”
It got worse from there. “Would you put money behind a gal that won the gold medal that looks like a washed out rag?” Dietl charmingly said.
At no point in the nearly six-minute long segment did anyone seem confused as to why these two guys were best suited to address the subject. Nor did anyone bat an eyelash when Dietl casually exlaimed, “Tamara, look how beautiful you are with that makeup. What do you look like when you crawl out of bed in the morning? I’d rather have you now.” Everyone just laughed it off, like it’s a totally normal, germane thing to say while discussing the Olympics.
Did we mention that Fox News is currently dealing with an epic sexual harassment crisis? Or that, days after the segment, Bo Dietl described “98 percent” of workplace sexual harassment cases as political correct “bullshit”?
Way to go, everyone.