Thorpie comes out.
Ian Thorpe's emotional revelation to Michael Parkinson on Ten last night left much of the media struggling to give the former Olympic swimmer's announcement the respect and intimacy it so clearly deserved, while still selling as many papers as possible. While the vast majority of reports were overwhelmingly supportive, not everyone got the balance quite right. News.com.au’s Facebook account
made the baffling decision to link to an otherwise worthy article
on the stigma facing homosexual athletes with this post:
The Sunday Mail
, on the other hand, favoured the subtle approach.