Sunday, August 7, 2016

"What Is Everyone Trying To Tell Us About Katinka Hosszú And Her Hot-Tempered Coach-Husband?"

The Times’s placement of Hardy’s assertions would seem to suggest that reporter Karen Crouse doesn’t believe Hosszú and Tusup’s claims that their marriage is fine, that they can separate their athlete-coach and wife-husband relationships, and that in contrast to his behavior on the pool deck, Tusup is a loving husband at home. But the rest of the story isn’t really written that way, and there is no paragraph that plainly lays out what is known and unknown, or what the reporter thinks.

Other outlets take a similarly muddled approach.


There is a final cryptic wrinkle here, which is that the Times story can also be read as a coded steroids story posing as a coded abuse story.