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  • [VANITY] How many of us are watching NBC's horrid coverage of the Horrid Rio Olympic Opening Ceremon

    08/05/2016 9:11:18 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 147 replies
    (Vanity) NBC Commercial Extravaganza of advertising | August 5, 2016 | Swordmaker
    NBC is interrupting the coverage of the opening ceremonies ever few minutes for at least three minutes of really BAD advertisements. But then the opening ceremonies are pretty bad themselves. . . among the worst of the modern era. How many of our Fellow Freepers are finding this as off-putting as I am? Then the Brazilians used it for a huge propaganda push for the dire consequences of Global Warming, not even "Climate Change!" Good Grief. . . Comments?
  • Was Obama stoned during Bob Costas interview?

    02/08/2014 8:41:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 81 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 8, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The emergence of Twitter as a social media goliath has unleashed gossip and speculation as a media force. The long term consequences are unknowable, but in the meantime, with a far left president with a dicey past, it is producing some highly amusing results. Last night, President Obama explained to Bob Costas of NBC Sports why he wasn’t attending the Sochi Olympics, but the substance of what he had to say was lost in the controversy that erupted on Twitter over whether or not he was stoned. Yahoo writer Mike Oz took the high road, as would nearly any journalist,...
  • ‘Is Obama stoned?’: President just not that into Bob Costas interview

    02/08/2014 10:25:00 AM PST · by mojito · 48 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 2/7/2014 | Staff
    Hey, the president’s an athlete too. He’s golfed with Tiger Woods, is an avid skeet shooter and knows a thing or 22 about shooting free throws. Tonight, though, in an interview with NBC’s Bob Costas, President Obama looked like he just wanted to go to sleep....
  • Obama: Putin Uses Tough Guy 'Schtick'

    02/07/2014 5:33:52 AM PST · by yldstrk · 60 replies
    breitbart ^ | Feb 6, 2014 | Breitbart Sports
    President Barack Obama said that Russian President Vladimir Putin has a "tough guy" schtick he uses to appeal to his native countrymen while on the world's stage.
  • Was Obama Stoned for NBC Olympics Interview?

    02/07/2014 4:59:35 PM PST · by kristinn · 139 replies
    Friday, February 7, 2014 | Kristinn
    I just watched President Obama's taped interview with Bob Costas on NBC. He looked stoned. I'm not the only one who has that impression after seeing his droopy eyelids, bloodshot eyes and droopy mouth. Twitter lit up with comments about Obama's stoned appearance.
  • Obama: It's Putin's "schtick" to look like tough guy

    02/08/2014 5:36:28 AM PST · by Innovative · 109 replies
    CBS News ^ | Feb 7, 2014 | CBS/AP
    President Obama says part of Russian President Vladimir Putin's "shtick" is to look like the tough guy in Russia. "I think that’s where some of these perceptions come up," Mr. Obama said. "My sense is that’s part of his shtick back home politically as wanting to look like the tough guy. U.S. politicians have a different style. We tend to smile once in a while. ..." ...""There is no doubt we wanted to make it very clear that we do not abide by discrimination in anything, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation,..."
  • IOC President takes verbal jab at former President Bush

    02/08/2014 9:30:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 2/08/14
    **SNIP** The Salt Lake Games were held less than five months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Bush prefaced his declaration with a few non-scripted patriotic words: "On behalf of a proud, determined and grateful nation, I declare open the games of Salt Lake City, celebrating the Winter Games." Said Bach: "All the other heads of state respected the charter and I'm absolutely sure the charter will be respected tonight." Putin stayed true to the text, saying in Russian: "I declare open the 22nd Olympic Winter Games in Sochi."
  • NBC refers to decades of Soviet communism as ‘pivotal experiment’; Spit-takes ensue [video]

    02/08/2014 6:28:12 AM PST · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8 Feb 2014
    Earlier today, Garry Kasparov accused NBC Sports of pushing Putin propaganda. This latest downplay of decades of communism probably won’t make Kasparov change his mind about the network that’s airing the Sochi Olympics. Many viewers of the opening ceremony couldn’t believe their ears when the narrator referred to decades of Soviet-era communism as a “pivotal experiment”:
  • 2014 Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony Live Thread

    02/07/2014 5:27:17 PM PST · by Nowhere Man · 399 replies
    Me | 02/07/2014 | Me
    Live Discussion of the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Olympics
  • Communist Imagery Makes a Big Comeback at Sochi Games — Take a Look

    02/07/2014 1:22:27 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 35 replies ^ | February 7, 2014 | Becket Adams
    The 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, officially kicked off Friday with a massive ceremony celebrating the host country’s storied history. From Peter the Great to “Swan Lake,” many of Russia’s finest figures and achievements were given a chance in the spotlight. But the Russians also paid tribute to the country’s reigning political doctrine of the 20th century: communism.
  • Take a Look at One of the Most Disturbing Moments from the Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony

    02/07/2014 11:45:56 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 97 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 2-7-2014 | Bryan Preston
    (Update: Obama Applauds!) This photo came across Twitter today, thanks to Jonah Goldberg. It’s from the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Sochi, Russia. (snip) Rachel Bachman ✔ @Bachscore Follow Russia in the house. #Sochi 1:02 PM - 7 Feb 2014 Update: And more. Look who’s applauding. John Ekdahl @JohnEkdahl Follow 1:28 PM - 7 Feb 2014
  • Sochi Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony 'to Hail Stalin Era Industrial Revolution'

    02/07/2014 6:13:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    International Business Times ^ | February 7, 2014 | Vasudevan Sridharan
    Locals who have had a sneak peek at the Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony claim there is a separate section to celebrate Russia's industrial revolution during Joseph Stalin's era, which cost millions of lives. Although the exact details of the ceremony have been kept under wraps, some likely features are emerging, and it appears Russia will ape the homage to industrial history which underpinned the opening of London 2012. The opening ceremony is being orchestrated by Russia's high-profile director at the country's Channel One Konstantin Ernst and millions of dollars are being splurged on the event. However, despite the glamour...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Monday, July 30, 2012

    07/30/2012 8:04:19 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 69 replies
    The EiB Network ^ | 07/30/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Here’s The Opening Ceremony Tribute To Terrorism Victims NBC Doesn’t Want You To See (wow!)

    07/28/2012 10:05:29 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 36 replies
    The major transitional element of today's London Olympics opening ceremony was a downtempo performance of adoptive sporting anthem "Abide With Me" by Scottish singer Emeli Sandé. The song and accompanying dance were a tribute to the victims of the 7/7 terror attacks in London that claimed 52 victims days after the 2012 Summer Olympic hosts were named. (It's also been suggested the performance was a memorial to the war dead.)
  • Olympics 2012: NBC defends blackout of opening ceremony

    07/28/2012 2:42:49 PM PDT · by matt04 · 51 replies
    NBC wants viewers to know: The kickoff of the London Olympics was just too complicated to watch live. The network is fighting back against intense criticism of its decision to black out the opening ceremony on Friday, instead offering a taped version hours later in prime time. Viewers reacted with disgust when they tried to watch live coverage of the event on TV or online but could only find a few bootlegging sites carrying the feed in the U.S. "We are live streaming every sporting event, all 32 sports and 302 medals," an NBC spokesman wrote in an email to...
  • London Olympics Opening Ceremony live thread(Didn't see one..exuse me if there already is one)

    07/27/2012 5:02:27 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 384 replies
    Watching the start of the Olympics in London......Anyone else?
  • Opening ceremony held for gold mine

    10/08/2008 5:33:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 364+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 10/08/08 | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
    Opening ceremony held for gold mine By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
  • [China]Beijing Olympics: 'Ethnic' children exposed as fakes in opening ceremony (Potemkin Olympic)

    08/15/2008 1:24:54 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies · 189+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 08/15/08 | Richard Spencer
    Beijing Olympics: 'Ethnic' children exposed as fakes in opening ceremony Another section of the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony has been exposed as faked - the children supposedly representing the country's 56 ethnic groups were in fact all from the same one, the majority Han Chinese race. By Richard Spencer in Beijing Last Updated: 7:27AM BST 15 Aug 2008 The children accompanied the soldiers carrying in the national flag at the most solemn moment of the ceremony. They were dressed in costumes associated with the country's ethnic minorities, including those from troubled areas such as Tibet and the muslim province of...
  • China bans child singer with crooked teeth from singing at opening ceremony (lip-synching scandal)

    08/12/2008 1:03:55 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 469+ views
    Times of London ^ | 08/12/08 | Jane Macartney and Ashling O'Connor
    China bans child singer with crooked teeth from singing at opening ceremony Jane Macartney and Ashling O'Connor in Beijing The cute little girl whose sweet-voiced rendition of one of China’s favourite revolutionary anthems started off the Olympic opening ceremony performance may not have been all that she seemed. Little Lin Miaoke, it has been revealed, was only lip-synching. Officials have now admitted that the voice that rang out through the vast Bird’s Nest stadium was really that of seven-year-old Yang Peiyi, who may have had the voice of an angel but whose crooked teeth made her unsuitable for the opening...
  • Beijing's Perfect Night

    08/09/2008 1:23:57 AM PDT · by robertvance · 27 replies · 222+ views ^ | 08/09/2008 | Robert Vance
    The night was certainly not without its touching moments. From a beautiful little girl in a red dress sweetly singing a classic Chinese song to a young earthquake survivor leading the Chinese athletes with Yao Ming, the ceremony certainly had the potential to pull on the heartstrings. It was a ceremony that at least for one night allowed the "One World One Dream" motto to be realized. The night was also not without some intrigue. Hu JinTao’s half hearted applause for Chinese Tapei’s entrance followed later by his enthusiastic clapping for Hong Kong probably left some eyebrows raised. Iraq and...
  • China: Beijing to close airport during Games opening ceremony

    07/18/2008 7:12:51 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 56+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07/18/08 | Ian Ransom
    Beijing to close airport during Games opening ceremony Reuters - Friday, July 18 By Ian Ransom ADVERTISEMENT BEIJING, July 17 - Beijing will restrict aircraft landing and taking off during the Olympic Games opening ceremony on Aug. 8, airline officials said on Thursday, forcing the rescheduling of dozens of flights due to security concerns. Domestic media reports quoted unnamed aviation sources as saying that Beijing Capital Airport would be closed to all "non-Olympic" traffic between 8 p.m. and midnight on the evening of the opening ceremony. A spokesperson from Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific confirmed the reports, and said the airline...
  • Bush: Skipping opening ceremony would offend China

    07/06/2008 10:33:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 80+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7/6/08 | Klaus Marre
    President Bush on Sunday defended his decision to attend the opening ceremony of the Summer Games in China, saying he does not “need the Olympics” to express his concerns regarding the country’s human rights record. While some world leaders have stated that they would skip the ceremony to highlight a Chinese crackdown in Tibet, Bush argues that he does not need to take such a step to address the issue. “I had the honor of dealing with the Chinese -- two Chinese presidents during my term, and every time I have visited with them I have talked about religious freedom...
  • White House does not rule out Bush missing Olympics opening

    04/09/2008 8:47:42 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 49+ views
    AFP ^ | 04/08/08
    White House does not rule out Bush missing Olympics opening Tue Apr 8, 1:56 PM ET The White House did not rule out Tuesday President George W. Bush missing the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, noting that it had never said he would attend the event. Asked by reporters if Bush would be attending the opening ceremony, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said: "We haven't provided any schedule on the president's trip." The White House has insisted that Bush would attend the Olympics, but pressed on whether his decision to go to Beijing was irreversible, Perino said: "The president...
  • A fun-bloody-time was had by all

    03/15/2006 2:55:13 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 7 replies · 306+ views
    The Australian ^ | 16 March 2006 | Matt Price
    EVEN the hyper-bloody-sensitive Brits can't complain about a shindig where 80,000 people, led by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, belt out Happy Birthday to the Queen, who doesn't even turn 80 until next month. If the raucous tribute to Her Majesty wasn't the high point of last night's opening ceremony - and it went close - it was at least one of the more comprehensible. Since the arty-farty part of the extravaganza purportedly revolved around the dreams of a 12-year-old skater boy, Sean Whitford, aka Mickey Webster, we can count ourselves lucky not to have been treated to dancing Xboxes, exploding...