I wonder how his Cuban mother feels about the shit storm of negative publicity for the last eight days.
Brazil was justifiably upset at the lie told about their saintly police. The poverty, raw sewage in the water, and political corruption have always been there and apparently will always be there, but what a great excuse to divert attention from the huge problems they face and point the finger at someone else for once.
Meanwhile, the media have covered this ridiculous and trivial event like the ratings sharks they are. We haven’t had a scandal this good since the OJ car chase. When you have sports talk hosts discussing the legality of extradition for a few public misdemeanors (drunk and disorderly conduct, pissing in public, vandalism), you know you’ve got a real story.
Lochte apologized on national TV last night. The US Olympic committee is going to determine his punishment — not for being a drunken idiot, but for embarrassing the country he was representing. If he were any other person, he would have spent the night in the drunk tank, paid a fine and been on his way. But he’s a celebrity so all bets are off. His reputation and career are probably ruined, so I don’t think this is a case where someone is getting away with something because he’s white
Now, can we get back to the real problems of racism and sexism in this country, aka Donald Trump?