John Moody Out at Fox News

By Chris Ariens 

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John Moody, who ran editorial content at Fox News Channel for more than a decade, has left the network.

“John Moody has retired from FOX News,” the network said in a statement tonight.

Moody, who was most recently executive editor, found himself the subject of the news when he wrote an op-ed for which included this line: “Unless it’s changed overnight, the motto of the Olympics, since 1894, has been ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger.’ It appears the U.S. Olympic Committee would like to change that to ‘Darker, Gayer, Different.’”

That led to protests from several organizations including GLAAD and the HRC. Fox News pulled the op-ed, saying, “John Moody’s column does not reflect the views or values of Fox News and has been removed.”

Moody was EVP of news editorial at FNC from 1996 to 2009, when he left to oversee Newscore, News Corp.’s global wire service. That operation folded in 2012 and Moody returned to Fox News.