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Jonathan Gault wrote:
Im confused. A week ago you insisted that when USATF said "standard," it could only possibly refer to "time standard."
Please either change this thread or admit you were wrong in your other thread. USATF obviously meant "time or rankings standard" when they said "standard." After people kept pointing that out, you said things like "the spokesman's job is to say things clearly, when she said 'standard,' she clearly meant qualifying by time only."
This is NOT the issue here.
We asked USATF to clarify that part of the statement because people on the messageboard seem confused (one week later, they still haven't done so), but to us it's always been clear that standard meant time standard.
The problem here is that it's not even clear whether USATF actually has a selection policy in place at all at this time. If you read the article, Jeff Porter, who's chair of the Athletes Advisory Committee at USATF, said that the procedures to finalize the selection policy have not taken place yet. No one at USATF would confirm that the policy they told us about in an official statement is actually in place. That's what we're trying to figure out.
I also find it incredible that you would criticize us for our interpretation of the USATF statement and at the same time state that "USATF obviously meant 'time or rankings standard' when they said 'standard.'" So when we make an interpretation, we are jumping to conclusions, but when you interpret that same sentence, it's "obvious" what USATF meant? That's ridiculous. Even if USATF meant "time or rankings standard," (which I am still sure they did not), there is nothing "obvious" about the way it is written. In fact, the way the statement is written is the opposite of what they would write if they were trying to say what you believe they did.
OMG. How dare we criticize Letsrun and Pea-brained Gault when they suck at their job. You got caught looking stupid and you double down
First you claim that no one is allowed to criticize your interpretation and that your interpretation was the only obvious one. When multiple people in the thread were either confused, disagreed and said there was room for interpretation. But nope you and Rojo acted like children (instead of professionals)
The bigger problem NOW, is that you readily admit “it's not even clear whether USATF actually has a selection policy in place at all at this time?” Really? Are you kidding me? Last week you swore up and down a Friday press release from a communications person that the selection criteria WAS set. Again. People pointed this out and you just keep doubling down.
You were so eager to push out an agenda and get out A story. You didn’t care if it was right. You relied on a single source and were too lazy to make a few phone calls. Too lazy to reach outside the USATF offices for clarification or comment.
Now you’ll stick to the whine of “they haven’t gotten back to us yet,” instead of admitting you screwed up.
Dark day- only for so called running journalism.