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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.

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Position: The beauty and the brains behind the Mike & Winey Show heard every Saturday on 92.3 KTAR from 12-3 p.m. Hometown: I was born in Chatsworth, CA in the San Fernando Valley…Home of the Valley Girl. Education: I earned my Bachelor of Art Degree in Physical Education from Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, CA. Why the hell I left the coast for the heat…I'll never know. I later earned, or bought, depending on how you look at things, an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Family: I currently live in the West Valley (stop judging you snobs) with my wife, Mindy, and my two boys, ages 3 and 6. I also live down the street from my mother, who still does my laundry.

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