The incredibly ignorant Megan Lochte has inspired a few additional thoughts.
Considering how triple jumper Voula Papachristou was dumped from Greece’s Olympic team for her culturally clueless Tweets mocking African immigrants—and officials at Euro 2012 were ready to penalize teams, countries and fans for racist behavior—it would be appropriate for Ms. Lochte to experience similar reprimands. For starters, she should be banned from attending any future Olympic events. And like the Euro 2012 teams and countries connected with bigots, the Ryan Lochte posse should be punished for its association with Ms. Lochte. After all, the apple does not fall far from the tree. Additionally, if there is truth in Ms. Lochte’s excuse that her 2008 performance was actually a staged skit, Maryland late night comedy talk show Closing Time, as well as its Baltimore-based comical host Mickey Cucchiella, should face disciplinary action too. Finally, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where Ms. Lochte studied multicultural marketing, owes an explanation regarding its curriculum.