Bode And The Classless Media
Lewes, DE —
On scene sports reporting may have hit an all time low tonight in the form of Christin Cooper, NBC Sport’s reporter at the Men’s Olympic Super G event. Her classless and disgusting "interview" with Bode Miller, one of the all time great USA men’s down hill skiers, should in my estimation be career ending. Bode was in a joyous mood having won the bronze medal in what will in all probability be his last Olympics. The moment was even more poignant because he recently lost his brother and Bode’s victory was bittersweet.
It was clear that Bode was struggling to keep his emotions intact, mentioning his greatest wish would have been that his brother was there to share the moment. And then Ms. Cooper began
her classless, insensitive, boorish repeated questioning of Bode, clearly aimed at eliciting an emotional reaction from him. It worked, and she completely destroyed what should have been a celebratory moment. Bode Miller, who no one could accuse of being anything less than a red blooded macho man, was finally reduced to tears.
This incident is indicative of the state of "news" reporting, particularly by the major news organizations. They will, whenever given the chance turn a positive to a negative, the upbeat to
a downer and the truth to a distortion. Perhaps they are so blinded by their own arrogance and hubris to see this mind set on their part is why they are swirling down the porcelain goddess.
And I wish that Christin Miller’s interview lands her on a plane back to the United States tonight, a pink slip, and her well deserved quick passage into oblivion.