Intro for July 30, 2012
My brain is about to explode, I’ve watched so much Olympics. And I keep dreaming about it too. Last night I dreamt that the final stretch of the women’s road race had to happen on a balance beam. Here in Canada, and many other parts of the world, the Olympics is being broadcast live. What is the rationale, especially in the age of social media, not to air the events live? Why edit part of the Opening Ceremony, and the part that was a tribute to fallen friends and family no less, for American viewers? NBC is being criticised for its decision to skip that section of the programme to show an interview between Michael Phelps and Ryan Seacrest. Here’s how the network defended its position:
“Our program is tailored for the U.S. television audience.”
What assumptions are they making about the US television audience then to have omitted that particular segment from the event? The US television audience is being coddled by an overprotective parent.
Here’s something I need your opinion on: is it fair to dislike - intensely - a 17 year old Olympian? Or should I keep those feelings to myself?
Yours in gossip,