>> 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
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.
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