It's not NBC's FAULT.

It's not NBC's FAULT.

Post by Qmkh » Sat, 27 Jul 1996 04:00:00


    I agree with the last post. I was one of the few who ordered the
TripleCast four years ago. The few who ordered the TripleCast were/are the
intelligent ones who want nonstop complete coverage of sports with three
channels to watch what you wanted. None of this krap with NBC switching
around all the time. Unfortunately, it looks like us serious fans are the
minority.
    The majority, the "lazy doods"(quoting the last post) did not order
the TripleCase.

      Please bring back the TripleCast!!!

  mike

 
 
 

It's not NBC's FAULT.

Post by James Der » Sat, 27 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>Even though the crappy coverage from NBC is driving most of the sane
>people mad it's not NB$ee's fault. They're delivering exactly what the
>American people want. The did their homework, they know it works.. show a
>lot of American's even if they're losing.. lots of life stories.. etc etc
>and they'll get their rating rocket to the moon. Of course the more
>intelligent ones will complain but they arent the ones the make the
>ratings anyways. The lazy d00d's that sit in front of the Tube are the
>ones that make the ratings.

>It's like a boomerang. The crowd cheers for it's athletes, boo's
>other countries.. athletes win all the time.. NBC see's the opportunity to
>make it more spectacular by adding stories to it and everybody goes to bed
>satisfied. heck I would do the same if I owned NBC.

>So I'll say they're doing just fine. I liked the way the NBA finals where
>showed and NBC figures, heck, why change it if it works?

I don't seem to remember being able to get the results of the NBA finals
on CNN while the game was being shown on NBC.

Newsworthy information regarding the finals or other sporting events wasn't
suppressed on the NBC news shows during the live NBA playoffs like they are
now for olympic events.  It's not so bad that they don't show everything.  What
IS bad is when a broadcasting organization perpetuates a false reality for
actual events.  Such actions are inherently anti news. If you don't show it as
it's happening then it MUST be either biased from someone's point of view or maybe
even untrue because of the editing possibilities nowadays.

Listen to the word choices of Bob Costas, John Tesh, etc.  They
clearly do not wish for you to realize the actual timing of events and the
whole production is centered around this false premise.  They are working too
hard and doing too good of a job of distorting timing.  Worst of all, people
are buying into and accepting it.  Would they if they knew about it?
I personally don't think so.

James Derry

 
 
 

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Post by Selom Ofo » Sat, 27 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Even though the crappy coverage from NBC is driving most of the sane
people mad it's not NB$ee's fault. They're delivering exactly what the
American people want. The did their homework, they know it works.. show a
lot of American's even if they're losing.. lots of life stories.. etc etc
and they'll get their rating rocket to the moon. Of course the more
intelligent ones will complain but they arent the ones the make the
ratings anyways. The lazy d00d's that sit in front of the Tube are the
ones that make the ratings.

It's like a boomerang. The crowd cheers for it's athletes, boo's
other countries.. athletes win all the time.. NBC see's the opportunity to
make it more spectacular by adding stories to it and everybody goes to bed
satisfied. heck I would do the same if I owned NBC.

So I'll say they're doing just fine. I liked the way the NBA finals where
showed and NBC figures, heck, why change it if it works?

 
 
 

It's not NBC's FAULT.

Post by Snoo » Sun, 28 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Even though the crappy coverage from NBC is driving most of the sane
> people mad it's not NB$ee's fault. They're delivering exactly what the
> American people want.

Americans want to see other countries systematically insulted and slandered?

That being the case, I find the American national psyche very interesting.
If Chanel 7 (in Australia) did their coverage a-la-NBC, there would be
public outrage.

 
 
 

It's not NBC's FAULT.

Post by Brad Gibs » Sun, 28 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


>> Even though the crappy coverage from NBC is driving most of the sane
>> people mad it's not NB$ee's fault. They're delivering exactly what the
>> American people want.

>Americans want to see other countries systematically insulted and slandered?

>That being the case, I find the American national psyche very interesting.
>If Chanel 7 (in Australia) did their coverage a-la-NBC, there would be
>public outrage.

   Uh?  Are we watching the same Channel 7 coverage?  This is my 7th summer
   Olympics (with 7 Winter ones thrown in as well), but my first with
   Australian coverage.  This is hands down the most infuriating, embarassing,
   jingoistic, coverage I have ever experienced in the world.  I had thought
   the US was bad for summer coverage, and the UK bad for winter coverage, but
   Australia has leapt to the fore as the worst by any stretch of the
   imagination.  Check out aus.tv for a sampling of those infuriated with
   Channel 7's handling.  Thank god I return to Canada this week; I can catch a
   few days of the best coverage anywhere ... thank you CBC .. perhaps NBC and
   Channel 7 should be forced to watch a few hours of Canadian coverage, just
   to see how it should be done.

   Brad

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Post by Jill » Wed, 31 Jul 1996 04:00:00

"They're delivering exactly what the American people want."  

I would have to disagree with this statement.  Since this is the Olympics,
NBC will inevitably get very high ratings.  They will, in turn, consider
their Olympic coverage to be a success and brag about how they gave us what
we wanted to see.  They will also, most likely, model their next Olympic
coverage in the year 2000 after their 1996 coverage (which is a few steps
below mediocre, at best).  Just because they will get the high ratings,
they will assume they "showed us what we wanted to see."  

However, what they don't realize is that most of us don't have a choice if
we want to watch the Olympics.  If I am a fan of diving or fencing or
equestrian or gymnastics, etc... and I really want to watch the best in the
world at the sports I enjoy, I HAVE to suffer through their pathetic
telecasts to see those few snippets of alleged Olympic coverage.  I just
wish I lived closer to the Canadian border as I have heard that CBC did
a MUCH better job at showing sports intead of those damned biographical
pieces (if I care about all So and So's hardships to get to the Olympics,
I will READ about it in People Magazine), commercials, commentary, history
lessons on what happened to Atlanta during the Civil War, etc...  Since
there are a few sports at the summer games I really enjoy watching, I had
the choice of not watching any of the Olympics or putting up with their
pathetic "coverage"  in the hopes of getting a few glimpses of the best
in the world in the sports I follow.  I chose the latter, but that doesn;t
mean I like the way NBC is covering the games.