Skip to comments.Is the media OVERBLOWING Sochi Hotel Problems? What do you think?
Posted on 02/06/2014 10:03:05 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
The American media is having a field day today mocking the Russians for some supposedly inadequate hotel accommodations....the proof for this is whining on Twitter.
My suspicion is that the media has decided to AMPLIFY the complaints...which may be legitimate....merely to cast a pall on Putin's games.
Consider: The entire Western media, along with Team Obama hates the unanimous decision of the Russian parliament to keep sodomite propaganda away from children. Yet they have to cover the story in a reasonable manner without risking getting the boot.
I believe it is VERY FEASIBLE to that efforts are being made to create bad images from Russia....even though that is contrary to the full picture.
You can likely find complaints on Twitter about ANY given place....it doesn't necessarily mean the whole venue is a dump.
It’s like Amazon reviews.
Pretty much every widely reviewed product has 10% one star reviews.
The media is just obeying the GayStopo agenda.
NBC = News Be Censored
That’s what they do before every Olympics. At least going back to the LA games in ‘84. Somehow it became very important to them that the games must be DOOOOOOOOMED all the way up until they go off successfully.
There has never been an Olympics without some problems at the beginning. I wouldn’t mind the negatives so much if they said something of the positives about these Olympics. It does seem that the media might be stirring the pot a bit.
I’ve stayed in some hotels in Sochi. They are not world class, but the press is really sensationalizing things. That being said, I did get a kick out of the multiple toilets. That alone tells me that the Russians are very accommodating to Gays.
I agree. Obama and his sycophant US media want to embarrass Putin and will all they can to make Russia look bad.
Dmitry Kozak, the deputy prime minister responsible for the Olympic preparations, seemed to reflect the view held among many Russian officials that some Western visitors are deliberately trying to sabotage Sochis big debut out of bias against Russia.
We have surveillance video from the hotels that shows people turn on the shower, direct the nozzle at the wall and then leave the room for the whole day, he said.
I think the sodomite loving and infested American media is strongly working to discredit Putin.
I dunno. It seems pretty widespread. I used to travel a LOT and those conditions seem pretty Third World. Not only that, media from all Nations are complaining. And they send LOTS of photos so . . . the evidence strongly suggests they are being truthful and it is widespread. And finally, it is being held in a small town that did not have the infrastructure for this. They just didn’t get everything completed in time.
I think media is making them a lot bigger than they really are because the media loves turd burglars.
Putin’s ego won’t allow things to go too badly.
“That being said, I did get a kick out of the multiple toilets. “
My mother had a really old book on getting the most from your employees. One of the tips, “If thee doth have a two-holer and thy employees doth spendeth too much time in them, then cut thee holes square.”
They ought to limit the Winter Olympics to six locations, rotating. Salt Lake City is the only host city that has ended up in the black, because so many venues were already there and didn’t need to be built. Many of the Winter Olympic sites end up being ghost towns after the games.
Probably a little of both. Some of the hotel shots I saw were obviously not ready for human occupancy but the press is very definitely trying to help the GLBT agenda along any way it can. As near as I can tell from the limited information we have, you’re OK if you’re an athlete, not OK if you’re the press. It may be that the latter is being sent a message as well.
The twin crappers are for synchronized poopin.
The media is just obeying the GayStopo agenda.
NBC = News Be Censored
Your right on!!!
Any time us common folk are, it's just a “glitch”.
but boy oh boy they're going complain about the Russian water or the Russian bed sheets...
simple political hack job...
which is why I'll watch very little of nbc or their ilk....
Hysteria over problems is likely selective.
If this was Venezuela, Cuba, or Iran, the MSM would be enjoying the local and unusual culture with all of its charming spartan accommodations. You would read a few stories glorifying the government for rapid transformation with just a few minor hick-ups.
I don’t think so. The photo’s in this piece are pretty compelling
Surveillance video of a shower? Come again? Alles klar, her commissar?
LOL Admitting there are surveillance cameras in the shower is supposed to be helping this how???????
What’s the problem with multiple toilets. My grandfathers outhouse had a two seater.
here’s a TV commercial pushing the gay Olympians....
Luge - The Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion TV Commercial Ad
Probably a little, but its important to keep two things in mind.
1) they have been preoccupied with a terrorist threat. The greatest thing Beijing had to worry about was smog.
2) Russian bureaucracy is nowhere near as efficient as China’s
I think in the end, people will have a great time
... unless the black widow strikes.
have you seen the pictures of the water coming out of the tap???
I am not sure you can over blow the problems when you are told not to wash with the water, do not flush, etc etc
As lying as our media is, they don’t need to lie to portray Russia as a run down dump.
I suspect Russia does far better with security than they do with hospitality.
Media is full of homosexuals who have a grudge against Putin/Russia for their “anti-homosexual” (anti-pedophile in reality) stance. So yeah, even if there is some problems they are most likely hyping it up, while downplaying anything positive.
I hope so. The Islamists have enough victories under their belt. Benghazi, Faluja, etc.
What you are experiencing at Sochi in regards to the accommodations are “glitches.”
What Americans are experiencing in regards to their health care are major life events.
Understand the difference?
Now suck it up buttercup, you have games to report on. And be thankful that the games aren’t being held in Mogadishu.
It seems like typical Soviet construction practices if you ask me.What would the world expect?The Hyatt.
Putin hates fags so the faggot media is out to get him by slandering the Olympics.
Isn’t overblowing things what the media does?
Crudely put, but you’re right on the money with your analysis
The orange water looks like some tap water I had years ago. It looked OK coming out of the faucet but if you let it sit at room temperature for a while it turned a cloudy orange like that.
For what it’s worth, I don’t think Sochi is a dump . . . but in order to see how ridiculous an argument is, look at its obverse. I don’t think that, if Russia was the most pro-homo nation on the face of the planet, yellow water coming out of taps would be downplayed or ignored.
Don't forget that Putin also embarrassed obama over Syria.
I think you do not go to a developing country (and yeah, this is a fairly backward region of the former USSR, so it is pretty third-world) and expect that everything is going to be up to the standards of the Waldorf Astoria.
Nor do I think it is good manners or diplomacy to start dumping on such people because their hospitality does not measure up to your spoiled, coddled standards.
My well water in Michigan was worse.
All the blondes in town were redheads.
Nope, not overblown. we had to go to Sochi last year, and the venues and hotel we were around were definatly not ready for prime time. Unfortunately we are (supposedly) racing there this summer, here’s to hoping everyone comes to their senses and cancels the race there.
Maybe I shouldn’t ask what that last one is.
Who’s to say the yellow water really came out of the faucet or is water.
I agree 100%.
They're calling them poo-tins.
This same media MISSED the communists killing 10’s of millions of people so maybe they are making up for it in a very very very small way.....
Our criminals (Congress) wear nicer suits than their criminals ( Russian IOC members)