gwalla (gwalla) wrote,

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The Olympics

Is it some sort of rule that a network can't broadcast the Olympics without fucking up? We saw the women's sabre fencing semifinals earlier, and they showed all three matches in full. In prime time, they showed a summary: four fucking points out of the final match. The final! It's not like the matches take that long! Doesn't the possibility of the first American gold in the event (and only the second American medal, after the other American got the bronze in the semis) deserve a little more respect than that?

Oh well, they have been doing better in general this time than in some previous Olympics. At least they haven't been concentrating solely on the Americans and doing big puff-piece promos on American athletes who don't even make it past the first round.
Tags: essays & commentary, news & politics, whining


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