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  1. #1 NBC Edits Out Olympics’ Tribute to Victims of Terrorism 
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    While Americans enjoyed the opening of the London Olympics, NBC made an editorial decision that baffled viewers and outraged others. The Olympics opening included a somber tribute to the victims of terrorism, but Americans were instead treated to an insipid interview by Ryan Secreast.

    Why would they do this? What is so offensive by acknowledging that there are evil people in this world who are willing to kill innocents to further their political aims?

    Watch the edited out segment at Deadspin.com, which broke the story.

    NBC has been pummeled with complaints and offered this paltry excuse for an explanation:

    NBC spokesman Christopher McCloskey said it was never the intention to stream the ceremony. He said it was a complex entertainment spectacle that does not translate well online because it requires context.
    More at link. Outrageous.
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    NBC should be shut down. The seem to enjoy editing things.

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    So let me guess...they didn't however edit out the tribute to the NHS or the special tribute to the first lesbian kiss on the BBC?
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    If they substituted the insipid interview with Michael Phelps, it's ironic that he lost his first race today. Last night I was infuriated that they stuck that interview in the middle of the opening ceremonies. I hope they never get to broadcast the Olympics again. Everything that they do is suspect.
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    NBC sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    If they substituted the insipid interview with Michael Phelps, it's ironic that he lost his first race today. Last night I was infuriated that they stuck that interview in the middle of the opening ceremonies. I hope they never get to broadcast the Olympics again. Everything that they do is suspect.
    You can tell his heart just isn't in this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    You can tell his heart just isn't in this.
    Too much partying and smoking dope?
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