Crass reporters interview of girls gy...

Crass reporters interview of girls gymnists following Awards Ceremony

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David Lynch

United States

#1 Aug 12, 2008
The NBC reporter interviewing the USA girls gymists following their Silver award ceremony should be ashamed for her insensitive and unprofessional interviewing skills when asking the gymnists to pick apart their errors and faults. Pushed to tears, the gymnist who missed her beam and sat on the mat following her floor exercise, was inappropriately grilled by the reporter. Our kids are fabulous to be in the Olympics and it is very disappointing to see our NBC news casters use these insensitive tactics to make their news. I was proud with how each of the young ladies described their team and support for their team mates and country. They won a silver medal for god's sake, cut them a break and be proud for them! Disgusted with NBC from Kansas
Radvlad

Claremore, OK

#2 Aug 12, 2008
I totally agree. She was way beyond callous. I was yelling shut up at the tv. For these young ladies just to make it to the Olympics already makes them winners. I was hoping that the reporter would just focus on the positive of winning the silver medal but all she wanted to talk about were the mistakes. This is one reason I am so turned off by journalist. I hope enough people complain so that she gets called on the carpet for her behavior. These are just kids after all.
Oscar

United States

#3 Aug 13, 2008
I completely agree with you. Poor Alicia Sacramone! The reporter never stopped asking her about her mistakes. How could she ask "how did you feel when you made your mistakes?" What kind of question is that. I almost cried as I saw tears build up in her eyes. It was truly heart breaking.

!Go Team USA!

Awesome job girls!
EJL

United States

#4 Aug 13, 2008
I totally agree - the NBC reporter was something that rhymes with "witch". The young girl deserves credit, for not only being part of a silver medal team, but for showing a lot more class than the moron interviewing her. I can't believe Brian Williams would have allowed her to continue the interview.
saa

Wilton, CT

#5 Aug 14, 2008
the interviewer should be reprimanded.
these girls are not thick skinned like the professionals.
they are children.
did NBC receive any repercussions because of this woman's
tacky and insensitive behavior?
SourGraps

Sydney, Australia

#6 Aug 24, 2008
Are all the American people as stupid as you? All teh darn Shits do is complain, complain, complain! They think that they are the best and that they will start a war with whoever's country that challengs them! Even if the Cinese do do bad things and cheat, at least they are honest and admits their faults and stuff unlike a certain group of people known as the United Shits of America!

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