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Watching Bode Miller cry was awkward

Now that we've had a few days to digest the controversial interview, the question must be asked: "Did Christin Cooper ‘really' go too far with bronze medalist Bode Miller?"

Sure, Ms. Cooper may have asked one too many questions regarding Bode Miller's late brother, Chelone "Chilly" Miller. Yes, Bode did cry on national TV.

But did she go beyond her journalistic responsibilities and violate her journalistic integrity? I say no! It would have been a violation of her journalistic integrity not to.

For starters, Bode Miller was the one that invoked the memory of his late brother, not her. She simply took the interview in the direction in which he set the course.

I understand that you may disagree with my perspective. Many do. However, if you simply heard the audio or just read the transcript of the interview, would you still hold the same position? The transcripts alone do not appear out of the ordinary.

The difference is that we all got to see the video. We saw a grown man, an Olympian, cry on one of the world's biggest stages.

Seeing grown men cry, especially on national TV, is AWKWARD. It makes us feel uncomfortable. This is the reason why Christin Cooper has become the villain, not the line of questioning.

Mike & Winey can be heard every Saturday afternoon from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on News/Talk 92.3 KTAR. Join us on Facebook.

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Mike Weinstein (Winey of Mike & Winey) is the host of It's Business Time w/Mike Weinstein heard on Saturday afternoons from 2 to 3 p.m. on KTAR News 92.3. Mike is the VP of Marketing for West USA Realty and a licensed REALTOR® in the State of Arizona. Mike graduated from Vanguard University and earned his MBA from The University of Phoenix. He is a local entrepreneur who has owned his own real estate company, internet company and SEO/content writing company. Mike lives in Goodyear with his wife and two boys. It's Business Time provides a unique place for businesses to go to for the necessary resources, advertising options, education and community in which to be successful. It gives Arizona businesses a voice and helps them succeed in an ever-changing marketplace. This show covers anything and everything pertaining to businesses, including an array of industry experts who impart insightful tips and advice. The show will also cater to the average person who may have always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur or is looking for tips on how to get that next job or who would like more insight on how the business community and its marketing efforts affect them. It is a show for everyone.

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