I am looking for a reason, rationale whatever behind the bitter and nasty responses not seen even when M Villi fooled everyone for a few years including those who attended (and paid for) their live performances.
Your response below answers my question. Beneath the veneer of your seemingly
reasonable post, I detect an undercurrent of what could trigger and thus explain the behavior I question above. But still, I am surprised to see that kind of language and prose in national papers , and by how little it takes to cause someone to snap including the supposedly experienced and fair reporters.
Your post on the other hand can lend itself to a very interesting exercise in psychoanalysis to dive into your soul, anyone ?
Lastly, I don't claim to know much about common decency but surely, from your post below, you should have the same problem with all the industries where looks are paramount.
Regarding the lip syncing, I personally think it is two fold. First, we expect LIVE to be live. But I think the real problem came when it was revealed WHY there was the deception. Substituting one little girl for another because the really talented one was not pretty enough [or did not provide the "look" of perfection] just goes against everything the Olympics stand for. It went against common decency.
The "footprints" issue was simply an error that would have been insignificant if they had simply been up front with everyone. Or not said anything. But it was the "This is X" and that turned out wrong that was the problem. Then the lip syncing reinforced it. Further that with questions about the age of the gymnasts, add in the paid seat warmers in some events and it just looks like it was done half-assed, like winning at ALL COSTS is more important than WINNING.
There is a bunch of good to these Olympics. It is a shame that truth did not make a podium finish.