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  • Adam Rippon May Be Getting A Reality Show — Why His “15 Minutes” Aren’t Up

    03/14/2018 7:40:12 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 21 replies
    Red State ^ | March 14th 2018 | Sarah Quinlan
    Adam Rippon is back in the news, this time from rumors that he is producing a reality show with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. The news is likely to ruffle some feathers, as Rippon has become a polarizing figure — perhaps unfairly. Rippon, 28, is a 2018 Winter Olympics athlete and medalist. He received significant attention for being one of the first openly gay athletes to represent Team USA at a Winter Olympics and the first openly gay male athlete to win a medal in a Winter Olympics. But throughout the Olympics, it seemed as though Rippon made headlines just...
  • USA curling’s 'Miracurl on Ice' gold-medal win goes viral

    02/24/2018 2:33:02 PM PST · by ak267 · 41 replies
    Newsday ^ | 2-24-2018 | Neil Best
    When it ended with the United States’ first gold in the sport at about 4:15 a.m. Eastern (6:15 p.m. in Korea), more than 77,000 people were streaming the event through NBC’s Olympics website. How many were watching on television on NBCSN? It ended so late that data will not be available until Sunday for the 3 to 4:15 a.m. ET portion of the telecast. But an average of 1.58 million viewers were watching from 1:30 to 3 a.m., a remarkable figure given the hour, the sport and the channel.
  • Social Justice Warriors Ruin Everything They Touch, Even the Olympics

    02/21/2018 4:57:48 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 19 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Tired of all this Winning yet? – President Trump, as only he can do it, got onto his Twitter account Tuesday evening and trolled the fake journalists at CNN and MSNBC who helped promote one of the fake Russian-staged anti-Trump rallies on November 12, 2016: “Bad ratings @CNN & @MSNBC got scammed when they covered the anti-Trump Russia rally wall-to-wall. They probably knew it was Fake News but, because it was a rally against me, they pushed it hard anyway. Two really dishonest newscasters, but the public is wise!” Never. Stop. Tweeting....
  • Olympics TV coverage bows to the gay agenda

    02/21/2018 12:48:45 PM PST · by detective · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 21, 2018 | Lloyd Marcus
    Watching the Olympics was a big deal when I was a kid, a pleasurable family affair. I tuned in to the 2018 Olympics expecting to enjoy extraordinary performances. Instead, the announcer began introducing the next performer as a hero for the LGBT community. I immediately turned the channel. Folks, I am so sick of leftists corrupting everything, usurping every opportunity to promote the left's anti-God and anti-America agendas. When will We the People just say no? A U.S. Olympic team homosexual skater, in essence, gave Vice President Pence his middle finger, refusing to meet Pence. Leftists hate Pence for blocking...
  • Not watching the Winter Olympics, either

    02/20/2018 9:26:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/20/2018 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    We keep hearing about NBC's ratings problems, as we see in this report: At the halfway point of the XXIII Winter Olympics, things are certainly feeling a little chilly for both Team USA and NBC. As last night's primetime coverage displayed, even with the surprise silver in the short-track speedskating that John-Henry Krueger scored, both the medal count for America's athletes and the ratings for the broadcaster are struggling to gain traction in the PyeongChang games. Currently, Team USA is in sixth place with 10 overall medals, just behind the Russian competitors, and tied for third in gold medals with...
  • Gus Kenworthy's tiny kiss with his boyfriend is sort of a big deal

    02/18/2018 5:18:14 AM PST · by central_va · 75 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 2/18/18 | Jeff Passan
    As he prepared for his slopestyle skiing run at the PyeongChang Games on Sunday morning, Gus Kenworthy shared a kiss with his boyfriend, Matt Wilkas, that NBC broadcast during its coverage throughout the United States.
  • Even without gold, Adam Rippon is an Olympic champion

    02/17/2018 8:53:09 AM PST · by libh8er · 129 replies
    Outsports: Courage is Contagious ^ | 2.16.2018 | Cyd Zeigler
    If ever there was a true Olympic champion, it’s Adam Rippon. As the figure skater glided across the ice after his free skate, his final bow in his first and last Olympics, he did so with no gold medal. Yet Rippon did something more. The Olympic Creed itself deems it so. The Creed is an expression of value for the entire Olympic movement that, since it was first uttered over a hundred years ago, has guided the Games and its athletes. “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part,” the Olympic Creed...
  • No medal for Lindsey Vonn in Olympic super-G

    02/16/2018 8:11:21 PM PST · by jeannineinsd · 178 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/16/18 | Associated Press
    There will be no medal for American skier Lindsey Vonn in the Olympic super-G at the Pyeongchang Games. She had a fast run going before a mistake near the bottom cost her valuable time. Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein leads after the opening eight racers. Vonn will have another chance in the downhill. At age 33, she is trying to become the oldest woman to win an Olympic Alpine medal. She won bronze in the super-G at the 2010 Vancouver Games — to go with her downhill gold — but missed the 2014 Sochi Olympics after surgery on her right knee.
  • Jimmy Kimmel taunts Kim Jong Un by having his audience imitate North Korean cheerleaders

    02/15/2018 6:16:26 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    LAT ^ | Feb. 13, 2018 | TRACY BROWN
    Jimmy Kimmel taunts Kim Jong Un by having his audience imitate North Korean cheerleaders Olympic fever is everywhere, including late-night television. Jimmy Kimmel lamented that he couldn’t legally show any clips from any actual events on his show Monday night, but that didn’t keep him from gushing about the international sporting affair. But his focus was not on the athletes. “The stars of the Olympics so far are the cheerleaders from North Korea,” the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” host declared, referring to the cheerleading “army” Kim Jong Un sent as part of the North Korean delegation to the Games. While Kimmel...
  • IOC Demands Removal Of Statue Of Liberty From USA Women’s Hockey Goalie Masks

    02/13/2018 12:06:48 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 14 replies ^ | February 13, 2018 | Brian Anderson
    <p>Well this is certainly dumb. The International Olympic Committee wants two members of the USA Women’s Ice Hockey Team to remove images of the Statue of Liberty from their goalie masks. Why? Apparently it’s a little too political for the IOC, which is the one of the most political (and corrupt) organizations around. This is kind of like Planned Parenthood being upset that someone has an extremist position or the Democratic Party complaining that a group is too full of shit. Oh wait, both of those things happen all the time.</p>
  • Olympics 2018 live results: Chloe Kim busts double 1080s after already clinching gold

    02/12/2018 6:43:49 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    S B Nation ^ | February | James Brady
    Women’s snowboard halfpipe first runs The Winter Olympics continued on Monday and the biggest thing to watch is the women’s snowboarding halfpipe competition. American Chloe Kim, at 17 years old, is the one to watch, and in her very first run, she put down an incredibly dominant score of 93.75, well ahead of the rest of the field. Her run included a signature inverted 540, she nailed a nice indy grap on her final rotation and finished her run with a 720. She was last to go in the first runs, and she easily took first place. Liu Jiayu of...
  • Celebration of Kim Jong-Un’s Sister Illustrates Media Hatred for Trump and Pence

    02/12/2018 12:51:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush ^ | February 12, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Lest there be any doubt — and I don’t know how there could be any longer — but if there is any doubt of the relentless, undiluted, sheer hatred for conservatism, for Donald Trump and Mike Pence, all you have to do is look at the media in unison in North Korea trying to make a heroine out of the sister of Kim Jong-un. She is a ranking member of the regime. As such, she oversees the genocide of North Korean citizens, the jailing of political dissidents and so forth. And to call her the hero of the Olympic...
  • Winter Olympics: N Korean cheerleaders in 'Kim Il-sung mask' row

    02/12/2018 4:32:20 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | Feb. 12, 2018
    Winter Olympics: N Korean cheerleaders in 'Kim Il-sung mask' row North Korea's famed cheerleading squad had found itself in the middle of a controversy over masks they put on during a women's ice hockey match at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Some local reports have said the masks resembled Kim Il-sung, the country's first leader and the grandfather of current leader Kim Jong-un. Conservative groups in South Korea said this was an attempt by North Korea to use the Games for propaganda. South Korea's Unification Ministry has sought to play down the incident, saying the photo was just a "good-looking" man....
  • 15 Media Outlets that Colluded with North Korea to Romanticize Their Slave State

    02/12/2018 9:01:57 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Feb 2018 | John Nolte
    Now that normal Americans have completely written off the disgraced institution of the American media, these amoral news outlets have been forced to pander to the only audience they have left — the far-left. This is why, over the weekend, we witnessed almost every major news outlet prostitute itself to offer North Korea’s Hitler the kind of positive press coverage President Trump would never receive, even if he rescued our economy and decimated the Islamic State (oh, wait, he did). Yep, over the weekend, CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, ABC, NBC, PBS, even the Wall Street...
  • Gleeful U.S. Media Sell Joys of DPRK Communism At Winter Olympics…

    02/10/2018 6:18:56 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 10, 2018 | sundance
    This won’t come as a surprise to most, because if you scratch almost any mainstream U.S. journalist you’ll discover a DNA-level love for totalitarianism at the heart of their world-view. However, for the non-indoctrinated it is still disconcerting to see U.S. media cheerfully spread propaganda for communist dictators and their regime. [Perhaps Anderson Cooper will take pictures atop North Korean anti-aircraft guns.]
  • Night 3 of Olympic Snark, Twizzels and Gossip

    02/10/2018 6:05:37 PM PST · by blu · 67 replies
    I don't see a thread for Olympic kvetching, so let's have one!
  • Olympics: USA gets 1st Gold Medal!

    02/10/2018 7:00:39 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 46 replies | Hoagy62
    17-year-old Red Gerard from Silverthorn, CO wins the Men's Snowboarding Slopestyle.
  • That Didn't Take Long: #BlackLivesMatter Goes to the Olympics

    02/11/2018 5:50:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    American ^ | February 11, 2018 | Brian C. Joondeph
    When everything is about race, nothing is about race. The left plays the race card as often as it plays the Nazi or gender card, its hackneyed alternative to any substantive discussion about issues and policy. It's much like those pull-string dolls: pull the string of a liberal and hear about race, gender, skin color, or immigration status. And not much else. Race became the National Football League theme this year, as a bunch of privileged young athletes, being paid millions of dollars for playing a game, supported by an organization worth $75 billion, found it necessary to take a...
  • Lost in Translation: 15,000 Eggs Delivered to Norwegian Olympic Team After Google Translate Error

    02/11/2018 6:46:06 AM PST · by davikkm · 45 replies
    breitbart ^ | DYLAN GWINN
    Like most teams competing at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, the Norwegian Olympic team will try to win more medals and break more records, than any other country. However, for a moment, unlike the Olympic squads of other countries, the Norwegians also had the ability to construct the world’s largest omelette. The Scandinavians found themselves in that unique position, thanks to an ordering error involving their team chefs and a South Korean grocer. The chefs told the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, that they went to Google translate to place an order 1,500 eggs, to help feed their athletes. However, when...
  • NBC benches Olympics analyst over remarks deemed offensive to Koreans

    02/11/2018 1:27:21 PM PST · by Strac6 · 95 replies
    NBC has sidelined one of its Olympic analysts for saying that the Japanese occupation of the Korean peninsula was an important moment in South Korea's economic transformation, drawing swift backlash online. The analyst, Joshua Cooper Ramo, made the remark during NBC's prime-time telecast of Friday's opening ceremony in pointing out the presence of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe "Every Korean will tell you that Japan is a cultural and technical and economic example that has been so important to their own transformation," Ramo said. An online petition quickly circulated demanding an apology from NBC. The network apologized formally to the...