Skip to comments.NBC Vows It Won't Be PR Tool for Putin During Olympics
Posted on 01/09/2014 8:38:17 AM PST by Sir Napsalot
The National Broadcasting Co., which paid $775 million to cover the Sochi Olympics, insists it won't be used by Russian president Vladimir Putin when the 2014 Winter Games begin February 6.
Mark Lazarus, chairman of the NBC Sports Group, said the New York-based broadcasting giant won't shy away from reporting on human rights issues or threats of terror.
"We don't know what is going to happen in Sochi. We will cover anything that takes place during the Games," Lazarus told the USA Today newspaper.
Putin has championed these Games as a showcase for the modern post-Soviet face of the country.
But Russia has come under fire in the months leading up to the prestigious event -- often referred to a "Putin's Games" -- over human rights abuses, especially regarding anti-gay laws.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
In the East there is someone that causes the western liberal's maniacal laughter to stop. Vladimir Putin. He has real world power, which causes the liberal media to fearfully ignore or warp his image. Like a good Christian King he leads a nation to Christ. Deep down in their evil souls they shriek like devils because they know Christ is true God and true power that they cannot defeat. They thought the Bolshevik revolution destroyed Holy Mother Russia. Christ cannot be defeated and his servant Putin has welcomed Christ and His church.
-- from the thread US threatened by Russia's Christianity
The anti-Christian Obama has allied himself with Al-Qaeda rebels in Syria where 2 Bishops are still held captive, priests and other Christians are martyred. This is the "Hope and Change" he promised. Those who voted for Obama are held responsible as though they pulled the trigger or swung the blade to decapitate. It will go worse for those who are Christian leaders who ignore the martyrs of the East. Why are they not at the White House everyday protesting to spare the Christians and stop the violence?
-- from the thread American Judas
How's this for a fish story: In the latest episode of Vladimir Putin's ongoing rugged outdoorsman fantasy adventure series, the Russian president, clad in a camouflage jacket and hat, appears to catch a massive pike...Russia's defense minister, who was on the trip, says the fish weighed between 26.4 and 33 pounds, but a Putin spokesman pegs the weight at 46.3 pounds. Russian bloggers are for some reason a tad skeptical. Several have posted images of bigger fish they've caught themselves that have weighed far less. "They must have forgotten to unfreeze the pike," one social network post quipped. Another wrote, "The Kremlin must have weighed the pike the way they count the votes." Come on guys. It's not like Putin would fake a spectacular exploit.Related threads:
-- from the online article Putin Catches '46-Pound Fish'
That wouldn’t be fair to Obama, because Putin is a more effective leader. /sarcasm.
That’s no news. We all know that NBC is the pr tool for the Democratic Party in the USA! Duh!
They’ll be too busy being the propaganda tool of the 0 administration.
..they haven’t gotten the word from Odungo yet
Brain bleach time.....
I MUST make sure to watch the Winter Olympics and SUPPORT ALL THEIR SPONSORS.
Screw these homophilic, Islamophilic, anti-western cultural elitists with their politically correct insanity.
Yes indeed. And it has a duty to fulfill as the 0bama/Progressive/Democrat house organ. This little piece of agitprop is to reassure everyone at GLAAD.
I’d love to see Costas taken off stage in shackles for dissing the venue.
They’ve got plenty of practice.
My son told me that NBC is nothing but a bunch of tools....whatever that means.
They don’t much like Putin now that he seems to be failing to oppose the capitalism that has sprung up in Russia.
But it has no problem being a PR tool for Barry Odinga.
Where to begin...
NBC as a pr tool won't be a problem, because NBC's coverage of sports leaves a lot to be desired in general, more so during the Olympics, such that they are...
Diehards will pay attention during the 1% of the time NBC actually deigns to show competition, and tune out most of the rest. Smarter and/or younger diehards will find real coverage, aka non-NBC, on line.
That leaves the LIVs that aren't sucked away by counter-programming.
Any highlights will be on other venues.
NBC can only service one leader’s tool at a time, and right now they’re spoken for.
Good . . .then we won’t have to hear the word “gay” even once, right?
I am sure all the Putin Haters here on FR will be happy...and the HomoPhiles as well
NBC gotta placate da Ghey
If only they would stop begin a PR tool for Obama.
Backhanded admission that NBC didn’t have any problem praising the ChiComm?
The PR tool for Barack Obama said that? I’m astonished.
They'll stand up to Putin just like they did the Chinese.
Being anti-homo is a human rights abuse? What's next, being a white male will be a human rights abuse?
“One at a time” they are already the PR tool of the Obama Administration.
Pretty sure it’s going to be like all the previous Olympics; 5 minutes of actual sports coverage, then break for 10 minutes of commercials, 5 minutes of some human interest drivel that nobody cares about, 10 more minutes of commercials, 5 minutes of updating the medal count, 10 minutes of commercials, then finally back to 5 minutes of coverage of the sport you actually wanted to see.
And you can bet it will be fag intensive.
NBC is a PR tool for Obama, duh
They won’t have time for Putin. They will be spending their time praising the gays and the Muslims.
‘Homos uber alles!’: NBC marches into the Russian winter...
Putin should tell NBC he registered as a Democrat and they will polish his shoes with their tongues.
If you have to say it, you’ve already lost.
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