Fox's Starnes Mocks Obama For Supporting Gay Olympians

Fox News Radio reporter mocked President Obama for statements he made in support of gay Olympians who might be targeted by Russia's strict anti-gay laws during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

During an August 9 press conference, Obama stated his opposition to Russia's anti-gay laws - including a measure that would criminalize “homosexual propaganda” - saying “nobody's more offended than me by some of the anti-gay and -lesbian legislation that we've been seeing in Russia.”

Starnes took to Twitter to mock the president's comments, accusing Obama of discriminating against heterosexual athletes:

He also advanced the bogus right-wing talking point that Obama was prioritizing gay rights over other foreign policy considerations:

Fox News has completely ignored the controversy surrounding Russia's strict anti-gay laws, which could threaten openly gay Olympians and visitors during the Olympics in February.