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August 12th, 2012
12:22 PM ET

Female Olympians Rip Media

Christine Brennan and Howard Kurtz discuss media coverage of female athletes in the 2012 Olympics.


Filed under: Media Criticism • Olympics
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  7. John Clinton

    Mr. Kurtz, you and your guest confused the issues: Ms. Jones did not "rip" the media, she objected to a COLUMNIST who wrote an OPINION PIECE that was harshly critical, and at a very inappropriate time. Yes, A reporter IS there to REPORT the news, not cheer in a partisan fashion, but that is NOT what Ms. Jones commented about.
    Ms. Jones DOES have the right to expect that her country would not RIP her on the eve of competition. That writer has every right to his opinion, but he ought to exercise more judgment in when and how he expresses it. And perhaps it was actually misdirected: it is not Ms. Jones he was really criticizing, but the American public for their appetite for what gets reported about female athletes.
    Bottom-line, you and your guest did your viewers a disservice by such a sleight-of-hand approach to the topic, obfuscating the purposes of reporters and op-ed writers. You owe Ms. Jones, and your viewers, an apology for misleading us and "piling on" to Ms. Jones.

    August 13, 2012 at 1:03 am | Reply
  8. kvevans

    Howard, Christine – are you familiar with track and field or athletics as they call it in London? Your comments today suggest you are not. The story of Lolo Jones didn’t start this year or last year. It started with her ascent to becoming the favorite for the 100 meter hurdles at the Beijing Olympics. She had the same looks then but she wasn’t the favorite based on her looks. In the heats of the Beijing Olympics she ran 12.43. That’s better than the new personal best of bronze medalist Kellie Wells. Sure she choked at Beijing, but it wouldn’t have been a choke if she hadn’t earned the status as favorite. Since those Olympics she set the American record in the indoor 60 meter hurdles at 7.72. Then she had back surgery, which made it a big challenge to make this year’s team. Times in events and surgery are facts. The article in the New York Times was opinion. Christine suggested the article by Jere Longman was in line with “American” media’s role of reporting on performance rather than cheerleading. How is an article titled “For Lolo Jones, Everything Is Image” and language that says “Essentially, Jones has decided she will be whatever anyone wants her to be — vixen, virgin, victim — to draw attention to herself and the many products she endorses” reporting on performance? Shame on you Jere for writing the article. Shame on you Christine for saying American media are better than those in the rest of the world but let a colleague pass an opinion piece off as fact based reporting. And shame on you Howard for not challenging Christine.

    August 12, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Reply
  9. Pete

    If people want to see the best athletes, they watch the men, not the women. So sex appeal is used to sell women's athletics. However, many women athletes are not that attractive. A substantial number are amazons. So, whenever a relatively attractive female athlete comes on the scene, she gets hyped. Then, however, unattractive women resent her. Animosity is the result.

    August 12, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Reply

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