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Is the media OVERBLOWING Sochi Hotel Problems? What do you think?
2/6/14 | sff

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.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Sports
KEYWORDS: bias; liars; media; sochi; sochihotels
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What do you all think? I am suspicious any more of the press.

You can likely find complaints on Twitter about ANY given place....it doesn't necessarily mean the whole venue is a dump.

1 posted on 02/06/2014 10:03:05 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

It’s like Amazon reviews.
Pretty much every widely reviewed product has 10% one star reviews.


2 posted on 02/06/2014 10:04:10 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The media is just obeying the GayStopo agenda.
NBC = News Be Censored


3 posted on 02/06/2014 10:04:19 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


4 posted on 02/06/2014 10:04:26 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


5 posted on 02/06/2014 10:05:47 AM PST by grania
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


6 posted on 02/06/2014 10:06:30 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I agree. Obama and his sycophant US media want to embarrass Putin and will all they can to make Russia look bad.


7 posted on 02/06/2014 10:06:35 AM PST by Truth29
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To: SoFloFreeper

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 Sochi’s 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.
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304680904579366712107461956


8 posted on 02/06/2014 10:09:01 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: SoFloFreeper
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.

I think the sodomite loving and infested American media is strongly working to discredit Putin.

9 posted on 02/06/2014 10:09:52 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


10 posted on 02/06/2014 10:10:32 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


11 posted on 02/06/2014 10:11:09 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

“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.”


12 posted on 02/06/2014 10:13:11 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


13 posted on 02/06/2014 10:13:22 AM PST by lurk
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


14 posted on 02/06/2014 10:13:52 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Cowboy Bob

The twin crappers are for synchronized poopin.


15 posted on 02/06/2014 10:14:03 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: aimhigh

The media is just obeying the GayStopo agenda.
NBC = News Be Censored

Your right on!!!


16 posted on 02/06/2014 10:15:03 AM PST by tallyhoe
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To: SoFloFreeper
Any time a presstitute is inconvenienced it's front page news.

Any time us common folk are, it's just a “glitch”.

17 posted on 02/06/2014 10:16:05 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: aimhigh
yes I believe it....they ignored the smokey air in China...they ignored political prisoners getting their organs taken....they ignored the dead female babies....

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....

18 posted on 02/06/2014 10:16:23 AM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Problems are likely true and exactly what you would expect in from a thoroughly corrupt government.

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.

19 posted on 02/06/2014 10:17:01 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I don’t think so. The photo’s in this piece are pretty compelling

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2552200/Welcome-Sochi-Journalists-horror-finding-hotels-awash-stray-dogs-brown-water-bugs-no-lightbulbs-days-ahead-Games.html


20 posted on 02/06/2014 10:18:00 AM PST by slumber1 (Fortune favors the bold!)
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To: Velveeta
“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.

Surveillance video of a shower? Come again? Alles klar, her commissar?

21 posted on 02/06/2014 10:20:54 AM PST by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I think the MSM is being as fair to as they were to Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, George W Bush, Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater.
22 posted on 02/06/2014 10:21:03 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Velveeta
“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.

LOL Admitting there are surveillance cameras in the shower is supposed to be helping this how???????

23 posted on 02/06/2014 10:21:39 AM PST by Mygirlsmom (Washington: "I cannot tell a lie". Obama: "I cannot tell.....I lie")
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To: Cowboy Bob

What’s the problem with multiple toilets. My grandfathers outhouse had a two seater.


24 posted on 02/06/2014 10:21:54 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SoFloFreeper

here’s a TV commercial pushing the gay Olympians....

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CCkQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dn4CEaoNADiY&ei=6dLzUoawEobcyQHhjYDwBg&usg=AFQjCNFus3Y8NglRbt4PxEdLqIKVvkSTJw&sig2=GjkgcmDEXOTTdTHZMBsJaQ&bvm=bv.60799247,d.aWc

Luge - The Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion TV Commercial Ad


25 posted on 02/06/2014 10:22:32 AM PST by digger48
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


26 posted on 02/06/2014 10:24:02 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: SoFloFreeper

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


27 posted on 02/06/2014 10:24:11 AM PST by Nifster
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To: SoFloFreeper

As lying as our media is, they don’t need to lie to portray Russia as a run down dump.


28 posted on 02/06/2014 10:25:59 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Viennacon

I suspect Russia does far better with security than they do with hospitality.


29 posted on 02/06/2014 10:26:31 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
You just gotta obey the rules!


30 posted on 02/06/2014 10:29:54 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


31 posted on 02/06/2014 10:33:22 AM PST by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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To: cripplecreek

I hope so. The Islamists have enough victories under their belt. Benghazi, Faluja, etc.


32 posted on 02/06/2014 10:33:33 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: bigbob

Dear MSM,

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.

Regards

Buzz


33 posted on 02/06/2014 10:38:22 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: SoFloFreeper

It seems like typical Soviet construction practices if you ask me.What would the world expect?The Hyatt.


34 posted on 02/06/2014 10:47:15 AM PST by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Putin hates fags so the faggot media is out to get him by slandering the Olympics.


35 posted on 02/06/2014 10:47:22 AM PST by CodeToad (When ignorance rules a person's decision they are resorting to superstition.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Isn’t overblowing things what the media does?


36 posted on 02/06/2014 10:52:47 AM PST by eclecticEel ("The petty man forsakes what lies within his power and longs for what lies with Heaven." - Xunzi)
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To: CodeToad

Crudely put, but you’re right on the money with your analysis


37 posted on 02/06/2014 10:55:13 AM PST by turducken
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To: puppypusher

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.


38 posted on 02/06/2014 10:55:14 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dead

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.


39 posted on 02/06/2014 10:58:08 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: SoFloFreeper
Yes, the media is intentionally overblowing the issue.

Don't forget that Putin also embarrassed obama over Syria.

40 posted on 02/06/2014 11:01:26 AM PST by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: bigbob; Kenny Bunk
In case you don't know what the "do not" sign on the bottom at the right means, it's:


ЕСЛИ ЧЕЧЕНЦЫ ХОТЯТ ВОЙТИ В ВАННУЮ, И ВЫ ОСТАВИЛИ ТРУБУ МИНОМЕТА В ГОСТИНОЙ КОМНАТЕ, НЕ БЕЙТЕ ГУБУ ТУАЛЕТА, ЧТОБЫ НАЧАТЬ ПЛАВКИЙ ПРЕДОХРАНИТЕЛЬ 60-МИЛЛИМЕТРОВОЙ МИНЫ, ТАКИМ ОБРАЗОМ ВЫ МОЖЕТЕ БРОСИТЬ IT КАК ГРАНАТА. ЭТО МОГЛО ПОВРЕДИТЬ ТУАЛЕТ.


IF CHECHENS WANT TO COME INTO THE BATHROOM AND YOU LEFT MORTAR TUBE IN LIVING ROOM, DO NOT WHACK LIP OF TOILET TO INITIATE FUSE OF 60 MILLIMETER MORTAR SHELL SO YOU CAN THROW IT LIKE A GRENADE. THIS COULD DAMAGE TOILET.
41 posted on 02/06/2014 11:09:33 AM PST by golux
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


42 posted on 02/06/2014 11:11:28 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: cripplecreek

My well water in Michigan was worse.
All the blondes in town were redheads.


43 posted on 02/06/2014 11:13:14 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


44 posted on 02/06/2014 11:15:49 AM PST by AnAmericanInEngland
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To: bigbob

Maybe I shouldn’t ask what that last one is.


45 posted on 02/06/2014 11:17:33 AM PST by bgill
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To: 1rudeboy

Who’s to say the yellow water really came out of the faucet or is water.


46 posted on 02/06/2014 11:19:26 AM PST by bgill
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To: SoFloFreeper

I agree 100%.


47 posted on 02/06/2014 11:20:27 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper
I heard on the radio that they are having plumbing problems, and are asking people to not flush toilet paper down the toilet. They are supposed to deposit them in pails instead.

They're calling them poo-tins.

-PJ

48 posted on 02/06/2014 11:33:39 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.....


49 posted on 02/06/2014 11:34:34 AM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Our criminals (Congress) wear nicer suits than their criminals ( Russian IOC members)


50 posted on 02/06/2014 11:35:25 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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