February 17, 2014

Congratulation! You made an olympian cry!

The Olympics Rage-o-Meter

NBC makes Bode Miller cry, then presses on (and on and on) to make him cry some more.

So does the insensitive reporter get scolded or praised?  After all, this morning she was the most reviled 'journalist' in the world.  How dare she push this obviously distraught young man to the brink! 
Fox News writes:
The Internet isn't very happy with NBC interviewer Christin Cooper after her repeated questions about his younger brother's death made legendary American skier Bode Miller cry following his bronze-winning run on Sunday.
The day began magnificently enough of the slopes of Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, on Sunday morning. Miller, at 36 years old, won the bronze in the men's super-G, becoming the oldest Alpine medalist in Olympic history. The medal was the sixth of his career, making Miller the second-most decorated male ski racer in Olympic history and tying him for second all-time among all US Winter Olympians in any sport.
But the real news came when Miller was overcome with emotion after the race, particularly when talking about the death of his then-29-year-old brother Chelone in April 2013.
But shortly after the interview, the Internet exploded in rage, believing that Cooper bombarded Miller with questions about Chelone, in hopes of bringing the skier to tears.
Thanks for all the support, today was one of the most emotional days of my life. I miss my brother.

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