New York Times takes a shot at Lolo Jones
Newspaper being unfair to Olympic star
- Duration 4:28
- Date Aug 10, 2012
Newspaper being unfair to Olympic star
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In the back of the book segment tonight the New York Times published a poison pen piece this week.
Attacking Olympic track star -- -- Johns for focusing more on our own brand that her performance writing quote.
Jones has decided she will be whatever anyone wants her to -- -- and virgin victim to draw attention to ourselves and the many products he endorses.
She is played into the persistent demeaning notion that women are worthy as athletes only if they have sex appeal.
After seeing that Jones hit back at the New York Times.
-- six days a week and me today for four years for -- close second place -- -- -- -- Just tore me apart -- was just heartbreaking.
I'm not Mike do you know -- to -- -- plugging -- -- a chronicle -- -- I have the American were -- I'm an American record of any source that's more -- -- -- and to think they don't boast about these things I don't think mentioned being ripped apart by media.
But it doesn't appear that -- allows teammates have her back.
I -- felt as if I worked really hard.
To you know represent my country in -- best -- passive.
Possible -- -- come away with the gold medal thanks to honestly seeing is it because.
Their favorite didn't win all the settings is that what kind of limit -- story aside and still -- -- isn't that hard.
Bet it did you get hurt my feelings on the podium tonight the three girls that and then spot and they got their -- and now we're tired.
And -- they needed to do prevail if and that's all that -- to be said.
Powell -- cut it's it's an early night just like.
Jones finished fourth in the competition joining us now from New York Fox Business reporter and former college teammate.
Of low -- Jones Sandra snaps now okay this isn't just thinks that's Sandra I had no idea who had him that you are also -- -- not just a media star -- but I'm late to this story I must say I did I miss this whole thing somehow.
But -- all of Jones.
Is an amazing -- played.
I mean she she had that that hit -- the -- back in 2008.
But she was a expected to land she didn't win.
Now she was back.
And I mean is it really news that some of the female athletes are Sean off there us sex appeal a little bet and she just so happens that talk also about her virginity why is that news.
It's I think I I should remind everyone that track and field is not a subjective sport there's no judge is -- start line and there's a finish line.
And as a professional athlete as Olympic athlete low -- job was to try to run the -- she could from the start under the finish line and that's what she did every single race.
That's -- she did in the Olympics and for that is the New York Times -- say that she hasn't gotten where she has.
Based on her own merits is just false she's an eleven time all American she's run in two Olympics and she holds the world record.
In -- event indoors so I mean it it it in my opinion when I read the article or I interpreted as someone who just didn't know what he was talking about.
Well it was also an area of the quote it reminds me of Anna Kournikova.
And the tennis player who.
Was -- and is known for her she's very beautiful but maybe not one of the better players but as you said it may not an outdoor record -- two major indoor.
Records and her athleticism.
Speaks for itself -- she didn't win.
Who knows if this article and all the media attention.
The negative media attention affected her and that this flip side it is -- right because you put yourself out there you know you pose and a provocative -- ribbons tying up your body.
-- -- at the same time you talk about the fact that your version.
Think this sense -- maybe some mixed signals to people but I I have a feeling if she were.
Out there perhaps address saying well -- ominous actually got transition in -- -- And maybe Asian.
Lesbian or some -- -- people are -- all that's cool look at her she's talking about her life and that's neat.
And instead is that maybe the virginity -- kind of played into it I don't now.
May -- issue is just too Christian to conservative to -- for the mainstream media I don't know what their reasoning for tearing her down work.
I think it's very unfortunate though that an American athlete was representing.
Our country at the Olympics.
And -- newspaper right here at home and our own country decided terror her down prior to that.
I'll and that her teammates had some kind of nasty words for her after having an amber knows -- what happened and that.
-- it's great to get your perspective Sandra thanks some.