I'm an alum of one of those two schools so no, I wouldn't dare mix them up. I was referring to the Anderson scandal in that case - which Harbaugh had a strange answer about.
This is the exact kind of infantilization I'm talking about: Oh, poor Alexa being in a sport with less money for media training. Poor Alexa for not having the same resources as others. Poor Alexa, being targeted by the cruel reporter asking an inappropriate question. My point is why not? Athletes in other sports are asked tough questions, criticized to their faces, and much worse (in the case of Biles) regardless of their wealth or resources.
Is it right? That can be debated. But is it right to say that skaters only deserve softball questions just because their sport has less resources or their governing body is incompetent? No.
I'm not saying it's right - and I feel it was very wrong in her case. I'm just saying that what Brennan asked is hardly invasive or out of line compared to what other athletes can expect.
To the contrary, I think Christine Brennan is being infantilized. Oh, poor brave Christine, standing up for everyone, speaking truth to power, asking the “tough” questions.
Her question was not “tough”, it was ill formed and ill conceived. She is not speaking truth to power in asking such a question. She appears to be ignoring the real story for self-aggrandizement in asking it.
She was out of line not because it was tough, but a useless query not designed to elicit any real info.