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[ NNSquad ] NBC Explains Not streaming Olympics Opening: U.S. Audiences are Stupid

NBC Explains Not streaming Olympics Opening: U.S. Audiences are Stupid
http://j.mp/PTpWZH  (This message on Google+)

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http://j.mp/PTnwu0  (L.A. Times)

   "It was never our intent to live stream the Opening Ceremony or
    Closing Ceremony. They are complex entertainment spectacles that do
    not translate well online because they require context, which our
    award-winning production team will provide for the large prime-time
    audiences that gather together to watch them."

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Oh give me a break, guys.  I watched most of the opening on a BBC feed
stream that had no commentary whatsoever -- not even the endlessly
chattering BBC talking heads on the main BBC One feed.  I had
absolutely no trouble understanding the event, even for purely UK
elements like their tribute to the National Health Service (over here,
we'd have a tribute to insurance companies and greed instead).

No NBC, U.S. audiences aren't more stupid than the rest of the world
that was watching the opening live.  Nor are we stupid enough to not
understand that your real concern was slicing and dicing the events
for prime time and your own inane commentary, loaded down with

At least be honest about it.   And by the way, you might want to 
learn who Tim Berners-Lee is when he's being featured at the
Olympics.  He like, invented the World Wide Web.  

Big Time Fail.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
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