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NBC is full of it... - trinalin thinks things through
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NBC is full of it...
Does NBC think we're stupid or something? The gymnastics event (uneven bars) with Nastia Liukin took place already in Beijing. However, while watching MSNBC's 5-7pm show on the Olympics, everyone was talking about the event as if it hadn't happened yet. (And yes, the MSNBC show was live.) What was really ridiculous was when they interviewed a lady over what she thought Nastia's chances were. Fer cryin' out loud! I had already looked on the website and knew the outcome (and won't tell y'all in case any of you are waiting to see what "happens.") I found the whole exercise insulting, actually.

(Despite this and some other irritations I've had over NBC's coverage, I'm loving the online content that they've provided. I've seen more table tennis & archery this year than I've ever gotten to see and that makes me very happy.)

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From: kkglinka Date: August 18th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heheh, aren't those announcers complete morons? I couldn't watch the opening ceremonies because of them. They claimed that the Chinese speak "China". It was too much FAIL for me.
trinalin From: trinalin Date: August 18th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Alas, I missed most of the opening cermonies (though that means I missed the FAIL as well). I pondered buying the 2-disc DVD set of it, but was afraid it would come with the commentary only. (Ideally, they'd have an audio track without commentary.)
kiri_l From: kiri_l Date: August 18th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
What upset me is they paid the IOC to run the events based on US prime time - instead of the usual pattern that's always been followed. *idiots*
kiri_l From: kiri_l Date: August 18th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
ok irritation #2. insisting you run windows in order to see the coverage.

I'm on a Mac.. jerks.
invader_tak_1 From: invader_tak_1 Date: August 20th, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Supposedly if you install "Silverlight" on your Mac you can watch, but Im about as likely to keep a dead raccoon in my refrigerator as I am to put Microsoft Software on my Mac!
realtegan From: realtegan Date: August 18th, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's why I'm watching the CBC. Still annoyingly nationalistic, but almost always live.
drake57 From: drake57 Date: August 18th, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bob Costas has to be the worst host for the Olympics, one of the reasons i'm avoiding the O's
judiang From: judiang Date: August 19th, 2008 12:09 am (UTC) (Link)
In *my* day, we had ABC and Jim McKay. And we LOVED them!
drake57 From: drake57 Date: August 19th, 2008 09:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Jim was the best, sadly he passed away this year.

Says nothing about "In *my* day" ;)
perfectchichi From: perfectchichi Date: August 21st, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was watching rythimic gymnastics today and it was interrupted because of technical difficulties. So they showed a lot of commercials instead.
trinalin From: trinalin Date: August 21st, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's a bummer. :-(

I haven't seen any of the rhythmic gymnastics yet. Though I did set my alarm to wake up in order to watch the USA/Japan softball game. Heh.
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