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  •  its an entertainment show not news (0+ / 0-)

    And they are not required to promote any political viewpoint its not journalism.

    "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

    by eXtina on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 06:34:25 PM PDT

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    •  The way they mangled the Opening (7+ / 0-)

      It wasn't entertainment either.

      •  ok, well it's supposed to be entertainment it (0+ / 0-)

        never was meant to be journalism and the word 'editorial' can't be properly applied to entertainment. I do realize you're joking and I get it

        "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

        by eXtina on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 07:00:57 PM PDT

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    •  There's sadly very little light between the two (4+ / 0-)

      things these days - but the problem with what NBC chose to do is that it put the spotlight on them (NBC) and not on those ultimately responsible for the content: the LOCOG.      

      As usual, it's the coverup that gets people in trouble -- and if NBC had just let the show play as designed and let the viewers decide if they agreed or not then the discussion would be about just that -- the content of the show -- and not NBC's corporate editorial decisions.

      Beyond treating the thing with barely more reverence than a Macy's Day parade - they really screwed the pooch with this move... and while it may indeed be "entertainment", it's not the Superbowl Halftime show.

      Nothing but the rain.

      by here4tehbeer on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 07:02:17 PM PDT

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      •  they're the producers, they're free to decide what (0+ / 0-)

        they want to show and what they don't based on what they believe their audience wants to see, time constraints or any other reason. There's no coverup, editing something out is not a cover up, it's an edit. People are enraged on the basis that they know better than NBC what the mass audience wants to see, they're quite certain that every American wanted to see this. They're wrong. And if journalism is becoming more like entertainment doesn't mean entertainment has become more like journalism.

        "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

        by eXtina on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 07:15:24 PM PDT

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        •  The edit was political (6+ / 0-)

          They denied an American audience a moving tribute because of somebody's political agenda.

          •  OK (0+ / 0-)

            that still does not support everyone's outraged certainty that America wanted to see this

            "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

            by eXtina on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 07:43:43 PM PDT

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            •  It's more NBC's assumption that America *didn't* (0+ / 0-)

              want to see it (or would be somehow offended by seeing it).

              Maybe they thought it was "offensive" that there was no large-scale tribute to Munich '72 (Costas apparently thought this), and showing the 7/7 tribute would just exacerbate that point.

              Hard to say - maybe it was a "deal" they made with Costas not to make a complete ass out of himself during NBC's self-described "entertainment spectacle".  Maybe they simply thought nobody would notice.

              Oops :)

              Oh well - they did what they thought was best and ended up face-planting.  You'll have that sometimes :p

              Nothing but the rain.

              by here4tehbeer on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 08:08:46 PM PDT

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          •  Who's? (0+ / 0-)

            Unless there's some evidence that the decision was political, NBC not carrying a tribute to London bombing victims because of politics doesn't pass the sniff test.  If they were going to cut something over politics they would have cut the NHS segment.

      •  Their edits were political (4+ / 0-)

        And that makes it censorship.

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