Monday, February 17, 2014

The Bode Miller Interview

Where does the blame lay? With Christin Cooper for pushing beyond what decency dictated? Or with NBC, which made the very calculated and unfortunate decision to linger at the scene when it had the time and opportunity to edit and leave the most vulnerable moments on the cutting room floor?

Bode Miller's emotional wounds were exposed and exploited for the benefit of reporter and network. Yet in the hours that have passed, Miller has been remarkably forgiving, treating these trespasses as though they were unintended and not worthy of his, or our, disdain and contempt.

For Miller, who has had a long, compelling and complicated career, his response to the poking and prodding might be his finest moment. For Cooper and NBC, it was anything but.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree. It was tasteless and painful to watch.It was also awful that his wife was "miked" and we had to hear her inane comments every time someone completed a run!