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NBC Depicts Married 23-Year-Old Olympian as Living an ‘Alternative Lifestyle’
PJ Media ^ | 02.19.14

Posted on 02/19/2014 4:56:30 PM PST by Coleus

Just read this and weep for our future.

David Wise is at the top of his sport. He’s always smiling among his friends and competitors, however, he’s not like the rest of the field. He is mature.

Not to say the rest of the freestyle skiers of halfpipe are not mature, but Wise is mature far beyond his years. At only twenty-three years old, he has a wife, Alexander, who was waiting patiently in the crowd, and together they have a two-year-old daughter waiting for them to return to their home in Reno, Nevada.

At such a young age, Wise has the lifestyle of an adult.

Well, at 23, he is an adult. He has been an adult for five years. He is old enough to have graduated from college, gotten married, started a family, become a world class skier — all kinds of adult things. Because he is an adult. He also sounds like a great guy.

He wears a Baby Bjorn baby carrier around the house. He also attends church regularly and says he could see himself becoming a pastor a little later down the road.

I’ll grant that in our day, when Christian business owners find their livelihoods threatened by Obamacare mandates and same-sex marriage proponents targeting them with lawsuits, being a Christian is a countercultural path. The culture and the media try their hand at tearing you apart, when they’re not mocking you.

But if being a married, responsible father at 23 is an “alternative lifestyle” then we are well and truly doomed.

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Update: NBC has deep-sixed its own story. Click on the link above, and now you’ll get this instead of the story.

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I’m sure they’re thrilled that we captured a screenshot of the original story.

Update: This story is such a train wreck for NBC. Note in the excerpts above that NBC names David Wise’s wife as “Alexander.” Her actual name is Alexandra.

Update: NBC aren’t the only ones who have gone after David Wise for being a married adult taking care of his family. Yahoo Sports says he is “wildy uncool.”

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Update: NBC’s article is back up, here, complete with the poor spelling of Mrs. Wise’s first name.

Update: Sign. The last time I checked, 23-year-olds are adults. They can drink and everything.

If you take both the NBC and Yahoo treatments together, Wise’s perfectly sane and ordinary life is cast as “alternative” and “wildly uncool” in the most important part of the stories — the headlines. I see this as media elites once again reporting on flyover types as if they’re anthropologists studying some mystifying lost tribe. I guess some disagree.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 666; alternativelifestyle; church; culturewar; destroythefamily; downisup; family; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; marriage; nbc; nuclearfamily; olympics2014; orwelliannightmare; pinkjournalism; sochi; stalinisttactics; waronmarriage

1 posted on 02/19/2014 4:56:30 PM PST by Coleus
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To: Coleus

So being married and having a child at his age, is now considered an alternative lifestyle. Years ago it would have been mainstream and drawn any scrutiny. How times have changed.


2 posted on 02/19/2014 4:58:57 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego (TH)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

OMG!!! Up is DOWN....Right is WRONG.... BLACK is WHITE!!! We are in END TIMES!!


3 posted on 02/19/2014 5:01:04 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Coleus

The wife is actually named "Alexandra", not "Alexander", and she is obviously and attractively female.

4 posted on 02/19/2014 5:01:53 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Coleus

Church, marriage, family:

WOW THIS GUY IS A TOTAL WHACKO...! TRAIL-BLAZER..!

WHO IN HECK HAS HEARD OF THIS STUFF, RIGHT...?

Poop all over your talliwhacker from your DATE at a public park restroom —hey, THAT is vanilla, plain-Jane stuff, right?

Sure.


5 posted on 02/19/2014 5:02:37 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Coleus

Wow. The MSM now wants us to think of a man married to a woman is some kind of strange alternative thing. wow.


6 posted on 02/19/2014 5:02:58 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Coleus

Great story. I hate snowboarding, though, and especially the half-pipe event.


7 posted on 02/19/2014 5:02:59 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Instead now we got Julia, Pajama Boy, Sandy Fluke, and Miley Virus.


8 posted on 02/19/2014 5:03:56 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Pollster1

What an adorable, happy baby! Bless them.


9 posted on 02/19/2014 5:04:30 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Coleus
How disappointed will NBC be to discover that he's not in a gay marriage with some guy named Alexander. Now that would have been a perfect story. </sarcasm>
10 posted on 02/19/2014 5:05:09 PM PST by Bob
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To: Pollster1

THANK YOU for clearing that up.... I just wanted to barf at the thought of two 23-yr-old queers “raising” a 2-yr-old.


11 posted on 02/19/2014 5:06:10 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Coleus

“Page not found” at NBC link


12 posted on 02/19/2014 5:06:14 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: anyone
If you still think this is hyperbole, the seditious bastards thank you:


             

13 posted on 02/19/2014 5:07:49 PM PST by tomkat
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To: Coleus
FIRE JEFF PASSANT
14 posted on 02/19/2014 5:11:49 PM PST by Obama_Is_A_Feminist
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To: Coleus

WTF?? 23, Married and has his own place to live is an “alternative lifestyle”??


15 posted on 02/19/2014 5:15:35 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Coleus

But the gay ice skater/announcer and his “husband’ are mainstream? After the Olympics, NBC slips back into obscurity.


16 posted on 02/19/2014 5:16:26 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Coleus
being a Christian is a countercultural path.

It is. You walk to another drum.

17 posted on 02/19/2014 5:16:35 PM PST by marron
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To: Coleus

To the lamestream media, he IS living an “alternative lifestyle”. Not only married with a child, but Christian, too!!!!

What they consider a “mainstream” lifestyle for a 23-year-old man is being “gay” (perhaps with a “partner” named Alexander) or being Pajama Boy. And non-religious, of course!

PHOOEY!!!!


18 posted on 02/19/2014 5:22:30 PM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Coleus

The lamestream media is outraged that he’s hetero.
They were hoping to have the entire olympic team be rump rangers.


19 posted on 02/19/2014 5:23:43 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Coleus

Being married as a man-women is, according to NBC, an alternative lifestyle? Really NBC? Man-women marriage been around since Adam and Eve.


20 posted on 02/19/2014 5:23:56 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: trisham

Not into ice dancing but I can’t help but feel a bit of Michigan pride in Davis and White who won the first ever Gold for Americans with the highest score ever.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/olympics/wp/2014/02/18/meryl-davis-and-charlie-white-american-inspiration/


21 posted on 02/19/2014 5:25:28 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Coleus

Scary how far we’ve fallen.


22 posted on 02/19/2014 5:27:01 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Coleus

Well, since leftists do think of 26-year-olds as children, I imagine they don’t quite know what to think about a married, responsible 23-year-old.

No excuse for the “alternative lifestyle” and “uncool” comments. Heads should roll, but it’ll never happen.


23 posted on 02/19/2014 5:29:11 PM PST by Heart of Georgia
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To: tomkat

Yup, the MSM is the Country’s greatest threat.


24 posted on 02/19/2014 5:29:40 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Viennacon

Wow, hubby and I were married with a kid at 23 - who knew we were such total radicals!

Turns out, though, as I look at others around me, I think we really were.


25 posted on 02/19/2014 5:31:37 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Coleus

I’m thinking the spelling of the wife’s name as “Alexander” is a tell: the article’s author may have originally written it thinking this was a homo marriage!


26 posted on 02/19/2014 5:32:06 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: LibsRJerks

I think these stories must get filed by today’s 20 and 30 somethings, most of whom have YET to find a mate, buy a home, or settle down with anyone, much less start a normal family. Most are still out partying, fooling around, going with the latest silly trend — anything but planning for the future.


27 posted on 02/19/2014 5:34:44 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: cripplecreek

They were perfection! Simply perfection!


28 posted on 02/19/2014 5:35:40 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham
I hate snowboarding, though, and especially the half-pipe event.

I do too, with a passion! They're nothing but trickster events and don't belong in the olympics.

With that being said , I had to read thru the entire article before I found out he wasn't a homosexual married to another guy.........

29 posted on 02/19/2014 5:42:11 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: Coleus

You know what’s really depressing about this?

The number of freeps getting all depressed about it:

Why on Earth would you RELY on the US media for a definition of what is normal and what is not...? Hmmm...?

These are the people who ran a magazine cover “blowing the lid off” the notion that men and women are different FROM BIRTH.

Why in spite of their completely DISMAL record would you rely on them for even ONE tiny thing? Just put aside the huuuuge question of morality, ok...?

The lesson here is how the THE US MEDIA is weird.

The lesson is how the US media is WALLED OFF FROM REALITY.

The lesson is how the US media LOVES FILTH.

I can’t believe how much belly-aching and hopelessness I’m seeing.


30 posted on 02/19/2014 5:42:50 PM PST by gaijin
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To: trisham

I don’t know ice dancing even I knew that was spectacular. The Eurosport announcer on the video clip was already calling them the winners before the judges gave their numbers.

They can call it dancing if they want but that was some serious athleticism.


31 posted on 02/19/2014 5:47:17 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Coleus

I hope to have such uncool life someday complete with a Christian wife! We should all be so blessed..!


32 posted on 02/19/2014 5:50:22 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: GeronL

Plus he plans to become a pastor!That fact alone must have all their thongs in a knot.


33 posted on 02/19/2014 5:50:55 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Coleus

Gosh it is sad that this is news. Alternate lifestyle? Really?


34 posted on 02/19/2014 5:55:23 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: Farmer Dean

lol


35 posted on 02/19/2014 5:55:53 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Coleus

NBC (and media in general) = FUBAR


36 posted on 02/19/2014 6:06:31 PM PST by elteemike (Light travels faster than sound...That's why so many people appear bright until you hear them speak!)
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To: Huskrrrr

Yeah and the freak, johnny weir(d) is roundly worshipped by by the msm. Look at me! Look at me! Narcissistic Personality Disorder anyone?


37 posted on 02/19/2014 6:23:37 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: gaijin
Why on Earth would you RELY on the US media for a definition of what is normal and what is not...? Hmmm...?

What the hell are you going on about? I haven't seen anybody here lookimng to the MSM to define normalk - they're looking at what the MSM is trying to PUSH as normal and "alternative". How is that difficult to understand? Are people supposed to ignore the propaganda attacks of an enemy just to show how cool they are?
38 posted on 02/19/2014 6:28:59 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: gaijin
You said..
“You know what’s really depressing about this?

The number of freeps getting all depressed about it:

Why on Earth would you RELY on the US media for a definition of what is normal and what is not...? Hmmm...?

These are the people who ran a magazine cover “blowing the lid off” the notion that men and women are different FROM BIRTH.

Why in spite of their completely DISMAL record would you rely on them for even ONE tiny thing? Just put aside the huuuuge question of morality, ok...?

The lesson here is how the THE US MEDIA is weird.

The lesson is how the US media is WALLED OFF FROM REALITY.

The lesson is how the US media LOVES FILTH.

I can’t believe how much belly-aching and hopelessness I’m seeing.”

You bring up a very good point. I saw a poll a while back were the Press was considered less trustworthy than Congress and just as popular. This is just one example why more and more people are turning them off. There seems to be two different worlds in this country. One world is occupied by academia, politicians, Hollywood, and the US press. The other world is occupied by the rest of us. We outnumber them. Not the other way around.

Only the press will see a married young father as “alternative.”

39 posted on 02/19/2014 6:51:51 PM PST by LMAO (Insurgent conservative)
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To: Coleus

they’re trying to spin their deviancy as ‘normal’ by calling actual normal people deviants.

tolerating these people allows them to push this bs.

if you run into a raving leftie... just call them a freak and walk away


40 posted on 02/19/2014 7:17:54 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

My guess would be that the low-grade morons who were putting together the story saw the mistyped Alexander, which should have been Alexandra, then proceeded to flower it up with the whole alternative lifestyle thing, instead of using their brains and fact checking the error.

Journalism is one of those fluffy degrees young people get because they can’t handle the math needed to get a good engineering degree, and if they’re not liberal when then get into journalism school, they will be when they get out.


41 posted on 02/19/2014 7:34:49 PM PST by thmiley
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To: Coleus

Once again, I’m not with the IN crowd.

More lies and agenda pushing from the msm.


42 posted on 02/19/2014 7:43:46 PM PST by bgill
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To: Coleus

Great post, thanks.


43 posted on 02/19/2014 8:09:28 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Coleus

I was married with 2 kids by 23.

and I’m not THAT old now.

(okay, I’m 55, but that’s not THAT old)


44 posted on 02/19/2014 8:15:55 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Most of my school friends were married by 25 and had children too. What a bunch of idiots NBC is.


45 posted on 02/19/2014 8:53:05 PM PST by darkangel82
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To: Viennacon
Scary how far we’ve fallen.

With each passing day, I despise Ross Perot, more and more.
46 posted on 02/19/2014 10:58:52 PM PST by 98ZJ USMC
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To: workerbee
THANK YOU for clearing that up.... I just wanted to barf at the thought of two 23-yr-old queers “raising” a 2-yr-old.

The media have created a situation in which I assume they are lying on reports that fit their chosen narrative. I check when I am suspicious, and I usually find what they can claim are innocent errors. Journalists systematically lie to push their agenda.

47 posted on 02/20/2014 12:41:05 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Menehune56

Bingo. I was about to do a Reply To All saying the same thing.


48 posted on 02/20/2014 5:48:56 AM PST by jiggyboy
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