The Brojo's are journalists in the same aspects Rush Limbaugh and Bill Maher are journalists, in that they aren't. They provide commentary and opinions on a variety of track and field news that relies on extracting a view point from other people's work and then spinning it as having "scoops".
I can't really figure out what their business plan is with the website, which is probably why it remains a juvenile website that remains poorly coded, terribly organized, and technologically spotty (i.e. you don't have a pop up tell users your media player doesn't work with the most popular browser and how they they can get around it, you fix it or get a new one).
Regardless, the question asked of Rupp wasn't the worse question, but the timing and goal of the question were kind of in bad taste. If you've ever read any of the Brojo's other "pieces", if you can get through them, are half geared towards uncovering some "scoop" or creating a "story" that isn't really there, and then half giving themselves credit for uncovering it (i.e. Ryan Hall really won Boston For Meb), and also while they're at it, mentioning they have a million unique visitors.
The question was valid, but asking it following an American record, in the after race tent is akin to the celebrity scooping of shoving a microphone in someone's face as they leave their house in the morning trying to be the first person to get a reaction. That's not journalism, that's headline hunting.
What would be nice, is for the brojo's to actually attempt research or investigative journalism instead of using other people's work to form an opinion and then print the opinion as original work. It's silly. It's talk radio geared to keep controversy going and create news, and more importantly, keep people visiting the site (I suppose that's working, albeit, I think the message board is the sole reason people visit, not the site's content).
But my guess is, they can't get people to sit down with them to get any real meat about the controversies they cover, because they're not a news outlet that can be trusted, they're a spin shop akin to the "People Magazine" of track of track and field.
So, while the question wasn't really that big of a deal, it should just go to show you why LRC can't be taken seriously as a running news outlet. It's goal isn't to provide you with objective research or investigative journalism that rely's on integrity and ethics, it's to get a headline and then inflate their importance for getting the headline, and mentioning they have millions of unique users, so you should be interested in purchasing one of the ad slots that randomly appear in odd places that make reading the content difficult. Did they mention they got thousands of likes on the Ryan Hall story!