First let me say that NBC having Brian Williams do “political color commentary” to Bob Costas’ play-by-play of the Olympic Opening Ceremonies was the worst mistake since the network gave the green light to “ALF.” If I heard Williams spouting MSM/Democrat talking points one more time when any nation walked by the cameras, I think my head would explode.
I really expected to hear….“And here comes the folks from Japan. You know, Bob, the United States turned oppressor to the poor Japanese by invading that nation following the slaughter of hundreds of thousands with the American atomic bomb.”
He did actually say: “It is interesting to note that Stephen Speilberg’s movie ‘Munich’ is playing around the world at this very moment.” Big deal. What is the relevance except to drag in the Isreali-Palestinian conflict? Munich wasn’t even a WINTER Olympics, Brian.
But here’s my real beef. Why is NBC using the Italian “Torino” instead of the English-version “Turin.” Did you all know that Torino is the city where the Shroud of Turin is housed in a Catholic cathedral? I had no idea with the Olympics being held in this city of “Torino” I had never heard of before. Is it possible that NBC doesn’t want you to know it is Turin either? Even other networks are befuddled. (h/t: Mediabistro)
‘Turin is the city’s English name,’ anchor Elizabeth Vargas told viewers Friday on ABC’s ‘World News Tonight. ‘Just as we would say ‘Rome,’ not ‘Roma,’ ‘Florence,’ not ‘Firenze.’ ‘” So ABC is sticking with Turin.
With Muslims outraged over a cartoon burning flags of Denmark all over the globe, God help NBC if they even hint to remind people of the Christian faith during the Olympic coverage. After all, they are also complicit in removing more and more references to “Christmas” each year as well.
GO TEAM USA, nonetheless!