Ryan Lochte made some mistakes when he told his story about being robbed at gunpoint to the media. First off, there was no gun pointed directly in his face and it wasn’t a classical robbery. But given the details that have since come out, I think the media and many commentators owe this man an apology. He for damn sure should not be facing discipline from the United States Olympic Committee. Why? Because much of what he said stands up.

Guns were drawn and he was forced (again, at gunpoint) to pay for damage to a Shell poster that the gas station got for free in the first place. How can you owe damages on a free fucking sign? And what kind of civilized country holds someone at gunpoint and forces them to pay for a free sign? That is, in fact, a robbery. And yes, I realize that Brazil is in no way civilized. They should have never had these games anyway, and millions of Brazilians agree with me.

You’ve seen what the media did to people who supported GamerGate. You see what they’re in the process of doing to people who support the alt-right or find themselves associated with the alt-right. They need boogeymen to sell their shit blogs and newspapers and asinine conventional wisdom. Given how shitty the Brazilians were when it came to putting on the Olympics, they needed a foil as well. Who better than some cocky white dude from the USA? And the sad thing is, his own countrymen sold him down the river when he needed them most.

So, I stand by the dude and I hope he comes back with a vengeance. Will he? Who knows. Lochte will be 36 or so when the 2020 Tokyo Olympics roll around and that’s kinda ancient for a swimmer. I’m really hoping this can be the fuel for his fire, though. I want to see everyone of these shithead media devils eat shit for what they did to this champion. Is he perfect? No. Could he stand some criticism for all this? Yes, of course. But these bastards turned him into a pariah and it’s not right.

Fuck the mainstream media.

  1. I can’t be bothered to give a fuck about what this white collar douche did in Rio when the media gives Hillary a free pass on all of her corruption. MSM wants to hang this fuckwit but give Hillary the presidency. Fuck them all.

  2. I think this article is a little misinformed/disingenuous tbh. Yes, the MSM is trash, but Lochte lied about what happened and spun a story to disrespect Brazil for hurting his drunken fee-fees. It just happened that the story took on a life of its own and turned into a shit storm.

  3. Ralph, you fucked up on this one: he vandalized the place, outright lied to the authorities and was caught on cam doing this. So, he committed two crimes while in an international event on an foreign country, fully knowing he represented his nation. He fucked up, badly. USOC is reprimanding him to send the message that they won’t allow the athletes representing USA to take advantage of their status to commit crimes or engage in reprehensible conduct.

    Also, “free poster” is questionable: it wasn’t a gift, and it wasn’t something any person could just get: it was part of a contract with a supplier. These things arent charged, because the costs are included on their deals. Highlighting this “it’s free stuff” as an excuse won’t work. traffic signs and PSA posters also comes without a price tag on them, it doesn’t mean it’s cool to deface, rob or destroy it.

    Third, you have a pretty bad case of glass ceiling when talking about “uncivilized” peoples, given that BLM riots are on your backyard.

    You’re also giving a ton of uninformed remarks about brazillians, by the way: Olympics were shitty, but we have a bigger situation to deal, one that wasn’t present when the country was elected to host the games.

    If you want more info on the olympics and where you went wrong with both articles you wrote about it, i can point some info to you, but will you actually bother going through an opposite point of view?

  4. Look, I’ve been following your site for some time no, and this is the first time I will write something here. And not because I disagree with you (hell, I disagree with you most of the time) but because this time you really did not researched it well.
    I am brazilian, I’ve worked on a gas station much like that one and first of all, those signs are NOT sent for free to the gas stations, they are not costly, but they are not for free either, and the bathroom that they trashed wasn’t for free either.
    Second, I hate the mainstream media as much as the next person, but as I’ve seen from it, the media never really blinked an eye whe he told that he was mugged. All the media outlets wrote were something like “We all knew this would happen sooner or later in Rio de Janeiro” and only AFTER the brazilian police discovered what really happened
    He did had a gun pointed at him, by security guards who have permits to use guns on work, and that were trying to prevent Lochte and his firends to evade the crime scene.
    The only time the MSM colluded to smear something, was when they were hellbent on smearing Brazil and the Rio Olympics (pretty much how you are trying to smear Brazil as ‘uncivilized’ to try to take the heat of Lochte’s back =)

    TL;DR, Ralph is doing basically what the Big Media does, reporting on facts without checking them, using his bias to condone the actions of someone he likes, at the same time that he is against doing that

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