Lolo Jones vs. New York Times
Olympic star brushes off negative article
- Duration 3:57
- Date Aug 20, 2012
Olympic star brushes off negative article
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Meanwhile one reporter called it one of the nasty is profiles of an athlete she'd ever seen and -- said it's grossly unfair and hypocritical as well and we're talking about the New York Times picking on US Olympic hurdler a little Jones.
Calling -- the Anna Kournikova of track.
And she managed to brush that off and came so very close to meddling in the Olympics were talking about world title holder.
Olympic -- -- -- Jones in studio -- congratulations.
Thank you how are jealous did you get to the bronze -- -- doesn't have a second I mean as a big world for track world that's you know not so close but it is.
It's call for me can't time in her you know it's pretty quick he is so close that I could even figured out it's been so long since -- the infraction.
Yeah I mean we were so hooked it it let me ask you this -- -- this stuff that the New York Times.
Right about you which even the New York Times says it was off off the chart.
Did that affect you.
It had to -- -- I mean we're gonna end I don't know eyes always try to use any kind of negative or positive.
Energy just for energy to -- on the tracks sell.
I only bits and pieces that he's that in -- -- full kind of outlasted relic.
Afterward they took a shot it let's read a part of it it's as Jones has received far greater publicity than any other American track and field athlete competing in the -- against.
This was based not an achievement but on her exotic beauty an honest sad and cynical marketing campaign.
Essentially Jones has decided she will be whenever anyone wants you to be.
Dixon virgin victim to draw attention to herself and the many products she endorses.
Whoa wow Ellis yeah that would take it out -- I know it was it was devastating injury that.
Frustrating to be honest he says.
I've I've partner responses that we're try to get the message out of never quit you know get over all hurdles in your life on the track obvious fact not like -- some crazy marketing ploy to being good -- -- -- -- -- just a pretty girl -- meet the team you -- us and we saw Alan I thought hard to get that last thought in nineteen -- and I mean I came -- spinal cord surgery to hamstring injuries.
I mean airtime charges devastate on the floor in my house is wondering if I could even make the Olympic team so the fact that -- like how she got it on beauty allowed.
And that was the case then why did I have to fight so hard at the Olympic trials.
-- is the beauty -- why would -- out.
She's on the scene -- didn't.
If there's any sport that is pure merit -- -- -- give you one created in second or you're not.
Meanwhile which overcame would you just described is nothing compared which overcame his -- it's our marketing campaign it's reality it's.
Six schools in six years.
What you dealt with living in the church basement because you you guys had no money single -- situation six kids this is.
Real wife five kids who -- -- an -- but.
Hello and never let them are in play it for -- -- like there's got to be other kids out they're struggling with.
Maybe they're all the same -- -- -- -- to have tough situation isn't and they are wondering if they can get out of it themselves.
And everytime I open up about my story I was hoping to reach somebody out there and -- as kind of crazy that would get backlash for that so it is crazy because.
Is about turtles of hope personal that's start and then recognize wanna put all my energy and -- my foundation and I just started and it's going to be -- -- hope it's -- hope.
Kids that handset -- in incarcerated and you know my that was in -- when I was you know.
Raids and I just wanna help those kids' -- might give back at a luxury -- -- now so just looking forward to doing that illegal Backstreet shortly about a month but tell us how we find out more about it people watching right now wanna help you.
What we're still on the beginning stages that well on just look on my website will be doing function in October so it's gonna I think it's going to be -- -- very.
I mean you gotta come back thinking hey congratulations and you have another Olympics and you write another Olympics I look forward -- you know I guess.
Visible media stuff again and I.
But -- -- -- really her -- -- snapped we're slowly from I'm my mom and Al -- being loves tuna right Lou thank you much.