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Volcana
Jun 11th, 2002, 03:11 AM
"This is the American Dream come true. This is a dream that started in 1978. It's the most satisfying day of my life. This shows that it doesn't matter where you start, you can achieve anything."

CHOCO
Jun 11th, 2002, 03:21 AM
AMEN!! :)

Gumbycat
Jun 11th, 2002, 03:35 AM
Richard is like a parent who pushed his kids to be doctors. Sure, it is not for every child to be pushed. But the children that can handle the pressure reach the top level of their field.

Venus and Serena were pushed and proved that they could reach the top of the tennis world. Congratulations to the Williams Family!

Volcana
Jun 11th, 2002, 01:21 PM
BTW, this is from the same USA Today article as the one with Richard's answers to questions about Jenn's comments. It's earlier in the article too. I find I can't really blame the writer this time. As a journalist, she does have to ask about it. That's her job. But it was nearly the last thing inthe article, like paragraph 16 or 17. The writer was fair, the article was basically positive, and the writer focused on good things, rather than re-hashing old 'bads'.

If we as readers choose to focus on the negative 10% of an article that's 90% positive, that's not the media's fault. We like to blame them for a lot of ills, but often, it's not what they write, it's what we as readers and watchers choose to focus on.

Beige
Jun 11th, 2002, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by Volcana
BTW, this is from the same USA Today article as the one with Richard's answers to questions about Jenn's comments. It's earlier in the article too. I find I can't really blame the writer this time. As a journalist, she does have to ask about it. That's her job. But it was nearly the last thing inthe article, like paragraph 16 or 17. The writer was fair, the article was basically positive, and the writer focused on good things, rather than re-hashing old 'bads'.

If we as readers choose to focus on the negative 10% of an article that's 90% positive, that's not the media's fault. We like to blame them for a lot of ills, but often, it's not what they write, it's what we as readers and watchers choose to focus on.

Amen...and I'm guilty of it myself. :o But it's my social conditioning of cheering for "the hero" and booing "the villain".