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NYT's female tennis players' body image ruckus

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by ringer, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. ringer

    ringer Member

    Anyone else read this NYT piece about female tennis players and how they look?


    Aside from the stone-age subject matter, the whole article is anecdotal (?!) and, glaringly, neglects to mention that the USTA was vilified for keeping a junior player out of the US Open because they said she wasn't "fit" enough (read: heavy).

    The Public Editor also looked into it today:


    What did everyone else think when they saw/read the original story?
  2. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    The article was a complete piece of crap, for all the reasons the public editor stated...

    And beyond that, it completely ignores the elephant in the room: PEDs.

    Get real !!!!!!!
  3. Danwriter

    Danwriter New Member

    People complain about the vast void of 24/7 television news needing to be relentlessly filled, but the Paper of Record (and others) have always had to scramble to fill space at times, whether it's a Guatemalan bus plunge off the wire to fill two column inches or thicker stuff like this.
  4. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Sir could you describe the ruckus?
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  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

  6. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    "If she gets too built she won't be a 6. Loser!"

    So, yeah, guys know best.
  7. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Either way I'm betting Rick Stain would hit it.
  8. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

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