Why the criticism of Lolo Jones?
Dr. Keith Ablow weighs in
- Duration 6:36
- Date Aug 10, 2012
Dr. Keith Ablow weighs in
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New controversy today over New York Times article that takes issue with one decorated US Olympian.
Low low Jones has two world titles in track and -- -- current American record holder.
But just two days before -- Olympic races won New York Times writer decided to take issue with Jones image.
And let the world know he -- in buying the hype surrounding this American Olympian he wrote this quote.
Jones has received far greater publicity than any other American track and field athlete competing in the lending games.
And goes on to say -- this was based not on achievement but on her exotic beauty and on a sad and cynical marketing campaign essentially.
Jones has decided she will be what ever anyone wants her to -- Dixon divergent victim.
To draw attention to herself and the many products he endorses.
Just days after it was published Jones would placed fourth in her race.
Now she's describing the heartbreak she felt by being taken down by newspaper from the country that supposed to be cheering her on.
They should be supporting nine US Olympic athletes and instead they just didn't mean -- -- and I just thought that that was crazy because I work six days a week.
And read today for forty years first -- second race for the -- activate.
Just tore me apart and -- its -- Britain.
I'm not quite.
You know meaning every search caught it in a chronicle of Jack I have the American worker pulled.
I'm American government and -- that's more than a title and to think -- don't boast about these things I don't think mention being ripped apart by media.
Joining us out of talk about a Fox News medical eighteen or doctor keep that -- -- think he's so much for joining us today eight it's heartbreaking to see she's dealing with the loss and she's dealing with a very biting piece in the near times as well.
Why do you think folks teams elect to go after people like Lola Joan she's conservative she's a Christian she's talked about her virginity saying with Tim Tebow.
It seems like they become very popular punch -- -- Well listen I think what's happening here is that this near times writer Longman.
Has decided to go long on trying to turn this woman into -- Look we acknowledge that people have gotten multiple gifts somebody can -- -- talent did runner.
And also be a beautiful woman.
And to think that you need to just wash.
The femininity and not alone purchased to express yourself in other ways is to not acknowledge the fact that men do -- listen.
You can see him in his Speedo bathing suits one reason viewers are watching it because they happen -- -- -- impressive three year.
This individual this writer hasn't issue which is woman's -- and that's what he's guilty writing about it even if he tells us otherwise.
Yeah he makes mention of the fact that she has posed not always fully dressed although not showing any so called private parts but.
In ways that we often -- male athletes pose as well.
Admiring the beauty of -- -- -- in their muscles those kinds of things but she is a woman is there a double standard.
There's absolutely devastated.
You won't hear mr.
Longman objecting to Michael Phelps having multiple sponsors.
Or for that matter Tom Brady who looks like he walked off the pages at GQ magazine.
-- into the role playing quarterbacks -- there.
Wearing a patriots.
Why because this is a writer who would -- -- women who would cover them head to foot as some.
In society word or some other societies -- And the reasons for that are best worked not with me but with his psychiatrist defeat as one any -- Because if you go back historically you'd find it even that themes sculpture.
Did discus -- -- you know what.
The discus thrower is the figure of a naked male.
Why because it was big dollars in olden days that this figure of the we lose this stunning thing -- -- -- -- future why does she need to be covered up because this writers got an issue not because she does.
Are you mention Michael Phelps he mentioned Tom Brady's let's talk about them -- -- got some Super Bowl.
Michael Phelps and the most decorated athlete in these games and and has made history with all of his gold medals so.
Is -- -- to compare them to -- to while she does hold some records and some titles.
-- didn't deliver on her Olympic promise in this particular race is it fair for this -- than to say she doesn't live up to the -- Well to think that you only earn your femininity.
If you win a string a medals.
-- would be sheer folly.
The bottom line here is that.
This is a writer lineman for the near times he took no exception to female boxing which by the way I think he's more unfortunate far more unfortunate.
-- have sort of indistinguishable.
From men or women.
These women in the ring.
-- each other to the ground.
We we celebrate that.
And he has no issue with that -- -- But when a woman wants to be salmon.
And these email and show that she has a desirable -- easy as well as incredible gifts by the way incredible gifts athletically.
You don't take nothing away from her she came in sports.
By a fraction of a second.
So she's one of the most talented -- in the world -- -- happens to be beautiful can't we have bicycles since it wants to be have to attract.
-- -- -- -- Essentially who would take her gender away.
Would render her neutral they have no shield based on her femininity lie that's -- the sea air and it's easy issue not.
-- really quickly doctor when ask you what you make of the timing of this it was two days before her Olympic race.
You know she said she was feeling the heat and she was feeling attacked from back coma -- USA.
Here's the thing listen very often people -- -- psychologically their own issues in the pieces they write this man wanted attention.
He took attention from her she was using her -- -- to get some good for her.
He searched -- issue with her gender.
And he tried to take the attention away from her -- get some readers -- got some readers and now we can all see.
Listen this is a guy that has some issues that women when they show themselves.
To be quite -- listen get to -- out but.
All right let -- know that the public editor's journal of the -- times did say.
The -- struck me as quite partial left me along with others wondering -- the tone was so strong so some internal questions there near times as well doctor Keith Kaplan thank you so much for your time.
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