Aggregator • Hyscience • ID=79827
Dan Riehl is spot-on, this definitely settles it. NBC is indeed a snakebit. They just weren't meant to broadcast this Olympics. This latest example proves it:
My first reaction to seeing this video was puh-leeze, you've got to be kidding ... this has got to be a joke. Unfortunately this really happened:
Taken to task for their tape delay, talking over the opening ceremonies and a garden variety of other missteps so far during their broadcast of the 2012 Olympics, they now have to deal with this: After Bob Costas paid tribute to Gabby Douglas's gold-medal glory, saying, "But there's some young African-American girls out there who tonight are saying to themselves, 'I'd like to try that too,'" they immediately went to an ad featuring a monkey doing gymnastics.
ng to cry racism. There's almost no chance this was purposely done. But still, with 10 hours between the time she won gold and the time the network aired it in the US, you would think somebody in the production truck would have seen the bad segue.As Dan Riehl aptly points out, if it had happened to Fox, they'd be in hearings on Capitol Hill trying to keep their broadcast license and MSNBC would be leading that coverage.