Paralympics, media, and the fear of saying the wrong thing

In our house, it became a nightly game during the Olympics to count the number of times athlete interviews started with (or consisted entirely of) a variation of the following: “So, how delighted are you with your medal?” “Oh, absolutely delighted…” Really? Do tell. The contrast with the Paralympic Games has been striking.┬áInterviews have ranged from the disarmingly frank to the wildly emotional to the … Continue reading Paralympics, media, and the fear of saying the wrong thing