Comments on: NBC’s Olympic contortions Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 By: johnathan58 Sun, 12 Aug 2012 19:26:25 +0000 Wow, and I always read about the evil “Faux” news. CNN and NBC have shown us who really puts out fake news. Don’t stop ragging on Fox, though. I know it gives many of your lives meaning.

By: Big-Bud Sat, 04 Aug 2012 00:10:35 +0000 it ain’t the delays, it is the manufactured commentary and the constant sniping and carping… ugly, nasty and regrettable. I watch without sound.

By: DwDunphy Fri, 03 Aug 2012 12:25:36 +0000 Emotionally, Abell is right.

The problem is that in every other respect it appears NBC got it right. The Olypics are rating higher than they have since the 1970s. We can debate about the fairness of the blue sky, but cannot dispute the existence. As such, what looks to be NBC’s unfairness will prove to be their most profitable decision of the year.

By: ALLSOLUTIONS Thu, 02 Aug 2012 18:58:39 +0000 Another socialist idiot whining about profit.

NBC and Twitter practicing censorship, evil.

NBC lied, cheated and stole, more evil.

A contract is a contract. What does the contract with the Olympic Committee say?

Olympic Committee practicing censorship, very evil.

The facts no one wants to read.

Learn to think for yourself.

Censorship is evil.

By: Janeallen Thu, 02 Aug 2012 17:41:30 +0000 After digitalization of all TV signals,
almost each family has at least 2 NBC channels.

If NBC was to get exclusive rights,
then it should have broadcasted everything live on the second digital channel, and choose whatever they want for prime time.

But the news reports of Olympics, including Reuters and NBC and most other carriers, are all contorted in their own ways. You see all the flashing of Chinese men gymnasts falling with the Reuters title “Chinese Gymnastic Team Crumbles”, and think that the reigning champ was disqualified. And by night, you realize that they just had one world champion injured, and the last minute backup gymnast had to do a routine without having the fair opportunity to test the equipment, or ever touching the equipment before. Because only one chance is given for testing the equipment and the testing had been done by the injured player. That’s an example of extremely biased reporting by the Reuters Sports reporters.

And before you know, the team that the Reuters gave clear impression to have been kicked out of the competition, won Gold by a big margin.

They act as if we Americans cannot handle the truth, and have to be babied with slander by false insinuations, trash talk. That’s insulting as well as embarrassing.

In fact, I refuse to believe in anything Reuters sports says because it is obviously extremely extremely biased. I simply go to the Official London Olympics site if I want any Olympic news.

Shame on NBC. Shame on Reuters Sports editing and reporting.

By: explorer08 Thu, 02 Aug 2012 01:29:45 +0000 I agree – – forbid NBC from ever covering the Olympics. They’s done a horrid job. It seems their main focus is commercials and human interest subplots rather than real sport. NBC=Nothing But Crap. (Hope that made it through Reuters’ censors.)

By: tmc Wed, 01 Aug 2012 09:41:10 +0000 NBC should never be allowed to have the olypics ever again. Some things should not be about profit.

By: John2244 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 22:16:22 +0000 Living in London, I really find this mind boggling. We have our English football and cricket teams go around the world. F1 Racing can me at midnight or 4pm. Its pretty simple – show the sport live. For people who have hectic schedules – like me – I work from home and watch the recorded backup. Its not so hard – in fact it gets all the sports fans to get afternoon or midnight ratings up and preserves prime time for regular TV.