Religious Right Botches Cut and Paste

Steve Benen has an amusing example of the dangers of relying on cut and paste. He notes that some right wing websites will use cut and paste to automatically change every mention of the Democratic Party to Democrat Party. The American Family Association’s OneNewsNow websitea utomatically changes gay to homosexual. Until they caught the error, a story that sprinter Tyson Gay won the 100 meters at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials became rather amusing after going through this automatic edit:

Tyson Homosexual easily won his semifinal for the 100 meters at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials and seemed to save something for the final later Sunday.

His wind-aided 9.85 seconds was a fairly cut-and-dry performance compared to what happened a day earlier. On Saturday, Homosexual misjudged the finish in his opening heat and had to scramble to finish fourth, then in his quarterfinal a couple of hours later, ran 9.77 to break the American record that had stood since 1999. […]

Homosexual didn’t get off to a particularly strong start in the first semifinal, but by the halfway mark he had established a comfortable lead. He slowed somewhat over the final 10 meters-nothing like the way-too-soon complete shutdown that almost cost him Saturday. Asked how he felt, Homosexual said: “A little fatigued.”

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  1. 1
    Brent says:

    Of course, if he was British, he would have said “A bit fagged.”

  2. 2
    MsJoanne says:

    Brent, only if he was smoking.  😀

    When you talk about crazies, these people are at the top of the class.  Amazing.

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