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VIDEO: US TV PRESENTER TO DOUBLE OLYMPIC CHAMPION MO FARAH “HAVEN’T YOU RUN BEFORE?”

February 26, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Hahahahahahahaha.

Poor Mo just looked stunned.

Was this her way of prompting him to talk about his double win at the 2012 Olympics? Or is WDSU anchor LaTonya Norton really that clueless?

Your thoughts please…..

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  1. LondonDiva
    February 26, 2013 at 2:12 pm | #1

    My God, when are some Americans going to come out of their damn bubble. It’s amazing growing up we knew of athletes from the US, Namibia, Trinidad & Tobago, Canada the USA and then some from over 2 decades ago, but she doesn’t know of a double Olympic champion from just over 6 months ago.

    They only know about Beckham. KMT!

  2. Terra
    February 26, 2013 at 2:14 pm | #2

    haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I cant today lol

  3. lati
    February 26, 2013 at 8:12 pm | #3

    But it was the olympics he won in. Not every one watches the olympics anyway. And he is more known here because he added to the British gold medals. Its not surprising. Besides, he looks and sounds African, not british really. Who cares.

  4. LondonDiva
    February 27, 2013 at 9:05 am | #4

    @Lati, are you serious? The United States of America had coverage of the Olympics. And Mo sounds very ‘British’ to me.

    First fundamental rule when interviewing someone. DO YOUR DAMN RESEARCH. Whether you’re interested in them or not.

    It’s disrespectful.

  5. Terra
    February 27, 2013 at 9:58 am | #5

    @Lati, the presenter should have done her research as to who it is she’s interviewing. I’m sure there are many things that she herself might not have a personal interest in, but if you are interviewing someone, surely as a matter of professionalism and basic journalism she should have researched who she is talking to. Yes he looks African (as he’s Somalian) but to say he doesn’t sound British is a joke (are you not familiar with the various British accents? Clearly not!)

  6. Melissa
    February 28, 2013 at 1:08 am | #6

    Been hearing about this,watching the footage she doesn’t seem as clueless as everyone is making out. She may have been prompting him to talk about the Olympics. Plus, americans are very insular, if there no americans involved in Mo’s races they wouldn’t even have been shown in the US during the Olympics. As the presenter is wasn’t really her job to ascertain his credentials, the producers on location should have gotten that information back to her.

    Could every UK presenter identify each olympic gold medalist if sport is not their speciality?

  7. February 28, 2013 at 1:12 am | #7

    No she was clueless. The station has now issued an apology and would like to see Mo to apologise to him personally .

    These days news journalists are expected to do their own research before interviewing anyone.

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