Accuracy in Media

A CBS article was entitled, “Rio Olympics: Sexism undercutting female athletes’s Rio achievements?’ and went into how male privilege has dominated the commentating on female athletes’ achievements from NBC’s Olympics coverage:

On Sunday, another comment directed at a female swimmer drew criticism.

“A lot of people say she swims like a man — she doesn’t swim like a man! She swims like Katie Ledecky!” said an NBC commentator.

So did this tweet from the Chicago Tribune, where trapshooter and bronze medalist Corey Cogdell was first identified not by her name, but as the “wife of a Bears’ lineman.”





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