It’s the Olympics, you’ve just won a bronze medal, but nobody is asking YOU if you want to go to Disneyland. Nope, let’s try something different. In an effort to—I presume—do a job well, Christin Cooper has dropped the snowball and failed miserably. Perhaps if she were interviewing a serial killer and trying to get the names of his victims, but THIS? This was torture of an innocent man. I realize that her expertise is NOT on air interviewing—more in the former alpine skier department—but she must have a heart in that body. Don’t go blaming the frigid Sochi air, since there ISN’T ANY. Her interview and interrogation of Bode Miller’s feelings upon winning a bronze medal was painful to watch. Question after question she berated this man about his brother who passed away last year of a seizure. This was an unforeseen death. The death of his younger brother, a 29 year old snowboarder, who Bode was CLEARLY very close to, was not even a year ago. Surely an incessant barrage of questions on that subject seems like the logical way to go. *eyes rolling* I give Bode Miller a big thumbs up for being so understanding and likely saving Ms. Cooper’s career. He tweeted: “I appreciate everyone sticking up for me. Please be gentle w christin cooper, it was crazy emotional and not all her fault. #heatofthemoment” I don’t necessarily agree. Anyone who has lost a loved one in any way, let alone a young person in an unexpected way will surely cringe at her interrogative inquest to his immensely personal feelings.
So, sorry Christin Cooper, but you are my FOOL DU JOUR.
Decide for yourself.