NY Times Brings US Olympic Athlete to Tears After Attacking Her For Being Too Religious (Video)

The New York Times brought Olympic athlete Lolo Jones to tears after bashing her for being too religious. Jones is the US record holder in women’s hurdles and a vocal Christian.

Lolo Jones sat down with the Today Show after her fourth place run at the Olympics.

NewsBusters reported:

Appearing on Wednesday’s NBC Today, U.S. Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones responded to a New York Times story that trashed her as a “vixen, virgin, victim,” telling co-host Savannah Guthrie: “…it was two days before I competed. And then the fact that it was from a U.S. media….they should be supporting our U.S. Olympic athletes, and instead they just ripped me to shreds….they just tore me apart, it was heartbreaking.”

On the front page of the Times Sunday sports section, Jones was viciously attacked:

In 2009, Jones posed nude for ESPN the Magazine. This year, she appeared on the cover of Outside magazine seeming to wear a bathing suit made of nothing but strategically placed ribbon. At the same time, she has proclaimed herself to be a 30-year-old virgin and a Christian. And oh, by the way, a big fan of Tim Tebow. If there is a box to check off, Jones has checked it. Except for the small part about actually achieving Olympic success as a hurdler.

Beginning to tear up on Wednesday, Jones continued:

“…they need to do their research, called me the Anna Kournikova of track…I’m the American record holder indoors…just because I don’t boast about these things, I don’t think I should be ripped apart by media….it’s just a shame that I have to deal with so much backlash when I’m already so brokenhearted as it is.”

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  • usamopatriot

    May this sorry POS of a newspaper go out of business. (I was gonna say rot in hell, then I decided against it…. oh well….)

  • mcc

    NYTimes? They’d prefer to see her – and all women – in burqas.

  • MrGoodWench

    So has Odumdum called her yet ? Or he only calls sl^ts ?

  • Winghunter

    When will we say enough is enough??

  • gerr

    He told us they would hate us, it just means you are doing something right Lolo Jones.

  • Remco Kimber

    “The world will hate you because of Me.”

    The attacks are always and only on Christians. Would this happen to a Muslima, esp, one all decked out in track suit and hajib.

  • Carbon Pootprint

    It’s time to end the gay bullying of America from the progressive chitholes of New York, LA and DC.

  • Stella Baskomb

    The Times is going down because of technological advances they haven’t yet shown the wit to harness.

    This kind of gutter reporting won’t save the paper.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    #6 Remco Kimber

    Would that all Christian athletes choosing to appear on The TODAY Show realized this truth, accept the Spirit of Christ, and let Him do the talking, and there would be no crying: only bold, defiant truth speaking.

    She needs to wake up to that, and quick.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    #5 gerr

    Ditto.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    What Would Ann Barnhardt Do?

  • Adam

    She shouldn’t give much thought to what a dying rag that’s trying and failing to stay relevant has to say.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Imagine, if you will — Barnhardt, instead of an ex-cattle futures trader, is an Olympian, and invited onto this show. Just imagine. Wow. Even if she were allowed to speak for more than 15 seconds before NBC cut to an emergency commercial break, more truth would have been broadcast to the nation than in the last YEAR.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    #12 Adam

    I wish we could get these comments to her.

    Indeed. She should give thought to it, as it is reality, and then be thankful that writers for the despicable, demonic NYT hate her, as this fact confirms that the words of her Savior are, and always will be TRUE.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    I’ll also admit that dressing to shock or titillate for these photo-ops wasn’t really the wisest decision that a Christian should have made.

    Superfun Rockband Church has its moments — this is one of them. Complete lack of decorum. Someone seriously invested in the totality of Christianity (and who understands the truth therein) should probably have done otherwise.

    This is what is called Consequences for Your Actions.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Even the World will hold Christians to a higher standard.

    And call them “hypocrites” when they don’t meet that standard.

    Be above reproach, I think Paul said.

    I’m sure those photo-ops got her some good money, which was probably needed…

    …but in the end, and in hindsight, they were not such a good idea for someone wishing to be a good emissary for Christ.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Barnhardt, (also a self-professed virgin, mind you) would never have done such a photo-op, not for millions.

    Then again, she isn’t being advised by Superfun Rockband Church.

  • Affenhauer

    Sorry – if the Slimes were to “rip me to shreds” I would know I’m doing something right and wear it like the red badge of courage…

  • Taqiyyotomist

    (They say the same thing, while pretending to preach the Gospel, as do the “Progressives”:

    HEY, IT’S ALL GOOD!™)

  • Steve Wenick

    The Times cannot countenance anyone who espouses Judeo-Christian values.
    It rubs the secularist Times the wrong way. I’m so glad I cancelled that rag last year.

  • Sam Stone

    If she came out tomorrow and said she was a committed lesbian socialist they would give her her own show.

  • all she has to do is tell them she is a democrat, they’ll write nothing but articles praising her.

  • derpHoft

    Did any of you actually read the article? It does not attack her for being religious.

    And where was you outrage as FOX accused the women’s gymnastics team of not being patriotic enough.

    Seriously, WTF is wrong with you people.

  • bg

    ++

    OT..

    meanwhile back at the Führerbunker..

    August 9, 2012

    Obama’s massive 2nd-term industry takeover plans

    President Obama today boasted about government assistance to the
    auto industry while advocating extending such “success” to “every
    industry.”

    A new book released this week details Obama’s second-term plans
    to do just that, including federal government intervention to determine
    the “value” of individual jobs in the private sector instead of allowing
    employers to pay what they want.

    Also on tap is the possible initiation of a massive government-funded jobs
    program that could even include the re-creation of a 21st century version
    of FDR’s Works Progress Administration program within the Department of
    Labor.]

    ==

  • bg

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    re: derpHoft #23 August 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    At the same time, she has proclaimed herself to be a 30-year-old
    virgin and a Christian. And oh, by the way, a big fan of Tim Tebow.
    If there is a box to check off, Jones has checked it. Except for the
    small part about actually achieving Olympic success as a hurdler.

    Savannah Guthrie: “…it was two days before I competed. And then the
    fact that it was from a U.S. media….they should be supporting our U.S.
    Olympic athletes, and instead they just ripped me to shreds….they just
    tore me apart, it was heartbreaking.”

    typical prog-dem-lib not an iota of comprehension
    to be discovered in their vast expanse of grey cells..

    ==

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  • even steven

    Someone gave me a copy of the New York Times nearly a year ago. I’ll use up the last few pages this weekend when I clean out my parrot’s cage.

  • derpHoft

    #25 And how does that attack her for being religious? It doesn’t. The article attacks her for being a media whore. Do I agree with the timing of the article? NO. But at least I COMPREHEND it properly.

  • bg

    ++

    September 3, 2011 via Gateway Pundit

    New York Times Is Now Promoting Shariah Law

    September 2, 2011

    Don’t Fear Islamic Law in America

    doesn’t matter, Sharia is here.. 🙁

    scroll comments for much more..

    ==

  • bg

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    derpHoft #28 August 9, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    okay, albeit you still do not comprehend, for the sake of argument lets say
    they’re attacking her for being a media whore, but why?? couldn’t possibly
    be because she’s a religious virgin now could it more off than on?? i mean,
    they LOVE MEDIA WHORES :ala: Kardashian no?? aah, has a band named
    twisted hypocrite hit the scene yet?? /s/

    btw, 2 days before competition in the OLYMPICS..

    they wrote the following..

    [A photo caption read: “Lolo Jones has received more attention than
    any other American track and field athlete based on what some have
    called a cynical marketing strategy that is long on hyperbole and short
    on achievement.”

    Judging from this year’s performances, Lolo Jones seems to have only a
    slim chance of winning an Olympic medal in the 100-meter hurdles and
    almost no possibility of winning gold.

    Still, Jones has received far greater publicity than any other American
    track and field athlete competing in the London Games. This was based
    not on achievement but on her exotic beauty and on a sad and cynical
    marketing campaign. Essentially, Jones has decided she will be whatever
    anyone wants her to be — vixen, virgin, victim — to draw attention to
    herself and the many products she endorses.

    Women have struggled for decades to be appreciated as athletes. For
    the first time at these Games, every competing nation has sent a female
    participant. But Jones is not assured enough with her hurdling or her
    compelling story of perseverance. So she has played into the persistent,
    demeaning notion that women are worthy as athletes only if they have
    sex appeal. And, too often, the news media have played right along with
    her.]

    what purpose did bashing her virginity and connecting it to her athletic
    prowess serve?? when was the last time they spoke of any Hollywood
    tramp thousands of light years from any Olympics that way??

    you not only need to seriously question
    the NYT motives, but your own as well..

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    ps re: #30 August 9, 2012 at 6:13 pm bg

    yeah, some media whore she is, they had to go back to 2009 to dig
    up pictures that supposedly fit their distorted despicable demeaning
    dastardly prog-dem-lib narrative about a lovely young lady who had
    dreams of winning a Gold medal for the country she obviously loves,
    because she just doesn’t fit the Fluke image.. you (fitb)..

    and albeit i believe Gabby is extremely worthy of her Gold
    medal, i have to also say too bad she wasn’t Black.. /s/

    ==

  • Taqiyyotomist

    bg

    It is because she claims to be Christian that they are doing this.

    And only because of this.

    Plenty of other female Olympians in the past 30 years have been sex-symbols, and not ashamed of it, and have posed provocatively for photos in the whole ad-revenue aspect of it.

    None were hated like this article’s author seems to feel.

    And lately, the hatred has increased greatly for Christians. It’s palpable.

  • derpHoft

    bg #30 August 9, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    they’re attacking her for being a media whore, but why?
    Pretty self explanatory if you read the article.

    couldn’t possibly be because she’s a religious virgin now could it more off than on?
    In light of the substance of the article, I sincerely doubt it.

    when was the last time they spoke of any Hollywood tramp thousands of light years from any Olympics that way?
    Quite often actually…Lohan, Kardashian…lately Kristen Stewart with her infidelity.

    what purpose did bashing her virginity and connecting it to her athletic
    prowess serve?

    I don’t know what article you read, but they didn’t bash her virginity.

    you not only need to seriously question the NYT motives, but your own as well..
    Perhaps, but more like you need to work on basic reading comprehension.

  • LondonStatto

    It’s about time someone called out those people who use their public position to proselytise.

  • derpHoft

    #31 August 9, 2012 at 6:34 pm
    bg commented:

    ps re: #30 August 9, 2012 at 6:13 pm bg

    yeah, some media whore she is, they had to go back to 2009 to dig
    up pictures that supposedly fit

    “In 2009, Jones posed nude for ESPN the Magazine. This year, she appeared on the cover of Outside magazine seeming to wear a bathing suit made of nothing but strategically placed ribbon. ”

    Emphasis mine for those that are challenged with reading comprehension.

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  • Patty

    Lolo meet Mitt.

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  • Taqiyyotomist

    #34 LondonStatto

    You do mean, of course, like 99% of Hollywood Stars and the same percentage of television “news” reporters do regarding Humanism, Marxism, and Alinskyism, right?

    Of course you do.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Hell, Statto, those that I mention (and the majority of music stars) even “proselytize” and push “Islam is GOOD and WONDEROUS!” while not actually even belonging to said religion — nevermind the Humanism, Marxism, and Alinskyism (and progressivism and collectivism and paganism and many more -isms that they boldly “proselytize” by the hour).

    But mentioning the Gospel of Christ, and love and temperence and honor and chastity.

    Yeah, that’s horrific.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    BLOODY horrific.

    Egads.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    To a Progressive, as they call themselves these days, “preaching” the willful, voluntary practice of the good aspects of being human, such as temperence, longsuffering, patience, love, honor, purity, and others… is a very bad, destructive, vicious, mean, hateful, and even assaulting thing to do.

    But, at the same FREAKING TIME, using the force of law to command individuals to do the will of Progressive Gods of our Government — EPA, OSHA, TSA, FDA, DHS, HHS,, or the nearly one million restrictive laws in place in our nation, IS WONDERFUL, and TO BE WORSHIPPED!

    BUT PREACHING THE USING OF FREE WILL TO BE RIGHTEOUS IS BAD.

    It’s offensive and an assault, now, to tell someone about Christ.

    But not to use one million laws and regulations to control them by force of law.

    WOW.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    All preaching and no laws would be better by far than all laws and no preaching.

    You can fine people $500.00 for smoking in a non-smoking area.

    You can preach that it’s not righteous to smoke where other people are.

    The fine costs the State more money, for paying the lifetime of Salary, Pension, and Healthcare to the exorbitant number of people they have to employ just to advertise and enforce this regulation.

    Less Government. More Preachers.

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  • Catblaster

    Too religious? Why don’t they say that about those two wrapped up Saudi women and see what happens? Bless her heart…she’s got to get tough and not let these trolls get to her. Consider the source is what a friend of mine used to say. They are mere pimples on the ass of the universe…if that. Not worth the worry.

  • bg

    ++

    derpHoft #33 August 9, 2012 at 6:50 pm :roll:

    thanks for confirming

    derpHoft #35 August 9, 2012 at 7:04 pm 😯

    your comprehension skills

    ROTF 😆 MBO!!

    ==

  • bg

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    Lolo photo shoot

    yeah, what a friggin whore she is..

    YOU COMPREHENSIVE GUTTER BRAIN!!

    ==

  • DerpHoft

    Her teammates even resented her publicity machine:

    “It’s true that in the last six months or more, the field of prospective U.S. women’s sprint hurdlers was reduced to basically, one — Jones. When Wells was asked after the race about being overshadowed, she said, “They can’t leave me out [now], because I’ll be in all the pictures on the podium.”
    Harper has spent four years in the odd position of holding the gold medal but few of its perks. It has not been an easy Olympiad for Harper. She underwent knee surgery in July of 2010 and was told by the surgeon that her career was in danger. She didn’t jump a hurdle until the following spring. She would talk openly about this process if asked, and about her resentment of the Lolo publicity machine, but not without prompting. Post-race she was asked about it. “You know,” she said, “My PR agent tells me ‘Don’t really answer that question.’ But I want to be real with my fans. I feel like I’ve put so much out there, sacrificed so much, and I feel like my life and my story have just been trampled on over the last four years.”

    If it was about her religious beliefs then why wasn’t there media attacks when she originally made those views?

  • Stonedome

    What happened to her universal rights to be treated with dignity? Old York tymes is always blabbing about the u n and it’s proclamations

  • bg

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    DerpHoft #48 August 9, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    yawn..

    ==

  • Simsalabim

    John 15:18 “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.”

    Jesus Christ

    Taqiyyotomist: Amen!

  • bg

    ++

    God Bless You Lolo Jones!! 🙂

    you make their 👿 blood boil..

    ==

  • Simsalabim

    BTW

    One simple solution would be to disregard the liberal media like NBC and NYT.

    I’ve declined an interview with the liberal St. Louis Post Dispatch because I don’t trust them.

  • mcc

    Our wonderful God welcomes each of us when we reach out to Him, no matter where we are or what we’ve done.

    Like Lolo, not one of us is in a state of perfection. But she has shown more courage than most to openly declare her love for our Savior. Especially when that admission will predictably be met with cruelty and criticism.

    She, like the rest of us believers, is trusting Him to make the “old into a new creation in Christ.” These are things the Christian understands and embraces with those who share His path to redemption.

    We pray that others who’ve never known His love will one day know the comfort and rich mercies of our Lord.

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  • SEer

    I just figured it out: the name for what happened here is CHRISTOPHOBIA: and if we were to use this term in the exact same way others have used “homophobic” everytime any connection at all could be made to a homosexual, it might get the point across and render the slander utterly ineffective.

  • Estragon

    They attacked her for being a Christian and a virgin. There are any number of “media whores” in Olympic athletics, Mr. Phelps being a leader among them, and the beach volleyball gals work their bikinis in 50 degrees. Not a peep from NYT, much less the front freakin’ page.

    But to compare her to Anna Kournikova was below the belt. It’s true that between them, Kournikova and Navratilova won 167 singles titles, but of those Martina won 167 of them.

  • derpHoft

    #57

    The difference between Phelps, the beach volleyball women and Lolo Jones is that the former 2 continually win medals. Yes Kournikova never won any titles, but she was ranked 8th at one point in time…similarly Lolo Jones is a great hurdler but has never won a medal at the Olympics or World Championships.

  • bg

    ++

    derpHoft #58 August 10, 2012 at 11:31 am

    ef off jerk..

    oh wait, that you daryl daryl & larry??

    ef off jerks!!

    ==

  • DerpHoft

    Congrats to Allyson Felix of Team USA for winning her 3rd Gold last night. For those of you who think the NYT piece is a hit piece on Lolo Jones religion, then why have the not attacked Felix who is devout Christian?

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