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Sports reporters can be brutal when it comes to the perceived failings of professional athletes brutal also the word being used to describe a story in the New York Times this week about local -- -- and American hurdler competing in the Olympics.
The opinion piece published two days before her big race attacks her athletic ability and ripping apart her image.
The times sports reporter writing quote Jones has decided she will be -- -- anyone wants her to be vixen -- victim.
To draw attention to herself and the many products.
-- Jones went on to compete in the hurdles she finished fourth.
And broke down in tears the next day while talking about the attack in the times and arguing that US media should be more supportive of American athletes.
-- -- -- Just tore me apart delicious heartbreak and I'm not like.
You know winning and everything it's -- -- -- a political attack I have the American worker -- I'm never gonna look and worth about two world and a title and to.
Don't think they don't both about these things I don't think mentioned being ripped apart by media -- I'm actually out there and I'll -- my country.
And can get to sustain that.
I have to do with so much backlash when -- -- still broken hearted evidence.
And broken hearted because she missed.
The bronze medal by -- -- -- -- second she missed the gold by a quarter of a second joining us on -- news watch panel Judith Miller a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter and author Houston powers is a columnist for the Daily Beast both are Fox News contributors.
Has either one of you ever been a female hurdler I'm just.
I didn't ask that it might act I -- really search.
But do do you think that what the times did was.
Terribly unfair how I think it was very unfair and I think even the -- -- the paper Arthur Brisbane is that it was unnecessarily.
Act now it was Smart to opinion.
For those who know.
It's called a column by a very experienced very able journalists Jerry long -- Is clearly he's very good but -- many people didn't know that this was an opinion piece and they thought it was a news piece and it was so harsh on her it was still on for giving.
Well let me bring up specifically the quote that that -- -- -- wrote.
After that piece -- -- -- so much backlash she said sometimes this approach the opinion approach.
Results in too much opinion appearing in news columns in this particular case I think the writer was particularly harsh.
So sold in the public editor says we went over the line but you.
I don't and do not I am not a great.
And I I think people might be surprised actually that I often come into the defense of the woman in this situation but look it -- an opinion piece.
And the truth of the matter is what he was really writing about.
An -- and her point he never -- and a court -- he interviewed somebody who said that who and so that was not his opinion.
But the -- -- is trying to make -- that there are actually two other Americans.
Athletes whose names we don't even know really you know -- people are really watching this closely.
Have gotten note and endorsement deals have gotten no media coverage even though they have -- old.
When this person who didn't even get a medal is getting all the media attention now what about these women -- you know what why how how does she become the victim when these other women have been completely ignored.
Com and then in terms of him talking about stuff about her.
She even -- -- put it out there I mean she can't she isn't she the woman.
-- she's at least thirty.
You know energy -- June 30 thirty issued a woman who's put herself out there she's made -- back to her situation and kudos to her well but you know he cannot I cannot complain about media coverage at little amber yes she can when she's really being attacked and went.
Only chance he wasn't attacked the only two people quoted in the entire piece are negative quote she.
He added I don't need all that tap the fact that she had spinal surgery the year before her own extremely heart wrenching back story that -- -- -- -- rapidly trying not in his wing elements coming reading that kind of nobody knew I write -- call I'm home.
And I can't discount that drives me crazy and your world like why didn't you write all the -- up your comments like I don't know my head in her -- -- that's -- -- -- writing about.
And the entire world is covering all the stuff that you're talking I am not allowed another beating up -- -- he'd -- write an article about this.
And and why -- not allowed to do that I don't understand.
-- -- you pointed out the fact that there are a couple of other athletes on the team who have notable successes but she is twice the indoor.
Champion in the national champion in indoor hurdles apparently no other woman has ever done and and you've gotten good good its plan -- -- media coverage his point wasn't what about these women who have won.
Metals who by the way have been interviewed about this issue and an.
Are very -- that about the fact that they are completely ignore we have been running a lot of photos of her competing on the on the track let's show the photo that that aroused so much I guess higher so much negative attention to her this was ESPN the magazine back in 2009.
This is the pose.
That that so many people find so offensive but what doesn't get noted is that this.
Small -- there that's a quote from her coach at LSU Dennis shaver who writes.
She has the perfect core which is where her horse power comes from her -- are like a washboard all muscle fiber and no fat.
You don't get like that without proper diet and training and then even then.
You'd need low lows determination.
That gets lost in that in the coverage of that vote.
It certainly did and that back story gets lots and first time really surprise you know Gloria Medicaid planning you can make the point that.
The media like some people and that companies choose to use some people without beating up on her without demeaning her are her achievement and the fact that she's.
A self proclaimed Christian virgin.
And comes from this for handling that I got enrolled in the story our story and that -- history that she heard Donald why should we hope that -- can't tell you how to answer that's not the point the point he was making it that she gets a disproportionate amount of attention.
Even though has an Olympic athlete should not on the same level with these other women.
And I'm sorry but you know the -- born again Christian and posing naked thing I don't think -- really go together.
And the -- Grady Little you know and I think it I think the Clinton machine ready for the accurate stuff like we're telling her -- -- standard from my standard or will it hurt to hurt standard that she holds up to the world.
He chipped it.
Back tears -- I.
About I talk about my -- all the time and I post -- that I would expect to hear about it.
She plays you weren't you sick days a week for four years for this moment in two days of -- -- -- chooses to beat up honor I think it was then that company cannot.
See why the are doing comedy arguing over that article and for a little Jones goes on we'll have more of this coverage on news watch -- Did buy yours truly this weekend.
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