Did you notice that when Gabby Douglas made Olympics history the other night, the crowd cheered — but not "U.S.A."?
Fox News did. The network of finding anti-Americanism where there is none wondered aloud why our Olympic athletes aren't more openly patriotic. They're proud, but are they proud enough?
No. No, they are not, says conservative pundit David Webb.
What's wrong with showing pride? What we're seeing is this kind of soft anti-American feeling that Americans can't show our exceptionalism.
Clearly Webb didn't watch the opening ceremonies on NBC.
But the flag is important, and how dare our athletes not deck themselves out in stars and stripes.
"There is a meaning behind the red, white, and blue that has been lost in time," Webb explains. "The field of stars, you know, the blood that's been shed. And that's what we need to focus on and get that out in our country."
Yes, let's focus on American bloodshed. That seems like just the tone we should stress to put the other Olympic athletes at ease.
So far, the U.S. has taken home 56 medals, including 27 gold. It's an impressive achievement by a group of athletes who probably don't even say the Pledge of Allegiance every morning.