From the Carpetbaggerreport.com:
Some far-right sites that subscribe to the Associated Press feed, for example, will use auto-correct to change â€œDemocratic Partyâ€ to â€œDemocrat Party.â€ This, of course, is because they have the temperament of children.
But the American Family Associationâ€™s OneNewsNow website takes the phenomenon one step further with its AP articles. The far-right fundamentalist group replaces the word â€œgayâ€ in the articles with the word â€œhomosexual.â€ Iâ€™m not entirely sure why, but it seems to make the AFA happy. The group is, after all, pretty far out there.
The problem, of course, is that â€œgayâ€ does not always mean what the AFA wants it to mean. My friend Kyle reported this morning that sprinter Tyson Gay won the 100 meters at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials over the weekend. The AFA ran the story, but only after the auto-correct had â€œfixedâ€ the article.
That means â€” you guessed it â€” the track star was renamed â€œTyson Homosexual.â€ The headline on the piece read, â€œHomosexual eases into 100 final at Olympic trials.â€