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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

NBC Olympic failure

Once again I'm really annoyed at the poor quality of the TV coverage from the Olympic Games.

In the USA, we get NBC who bought rights from the IOC. NBC produces its coverage to showcase so-called “human interest” features such as an interview with the athlete's mother and sister. But their coverage of sport is very sadly lacking.

Right now NBC is showing a group of Chinese store employees doing training in western style cheering. We also got to see some pathetic wailing on the street by members of the Peking Opera. Ouch.

A news story on Yahoo tells us that the US Soccer (international football) team has been eliminated from competition after a loss to Nigeria. Does NBC show us any soccer matches? Not on a bet.

How about an Olympic Baseball game? How about a Sailing race? How about a Crew (rowing) race? How about a Bicycle race? How about a Shooting match? Not on NBC.

We have seen lots of the US men's swimming racing where the US men's swim team (in tight sexy outfits) was favored (and TV camera work is cheap). We have seen brief glimpses of the women's gymnastics where the US females (in tight sexy outfits) got a silver medal after a couple of falls.

Other TV networks in the US are blocked from broadcasting other events because IOC sold the rights to NBC. As a result the dedicated sports channels like ESPN are not allowed to broadcast the hundreds of hours of excellent sports competition that NBC refuses to show us. NBC won't interrupt very important soap operas like Days Of Our Lives to bring us an Olympic Basketball game.

One news report said that IOC makes 50% of its total income selling TV rights in the USA. They conduct lengthy negotiations with the TV network before selling rights.

Does NBC and the IOC deserve Gold for their sports coverage? Silver? Bronze? Nope. They lost the elimination round finishing in last place.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I lost interest in the Olympics a long time ago due to lack of actual competitive news coverage.

August 13, 2008 10:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't understand why NBC hasn't figured out the obvious solution. They should simply re-sell the rights to other stations. There are easily enough events to fill 5 or 6 stations, at least 12 hours a day. Sure, the primary NBC coverage would lose some viewers. But they'd more than make up for it with the revenue from the other 5-6 stations. It would be a win for everyone.

August 13, 2008 1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even more annoying is that even if they are showing the sport you want to watch (i.e., gymnastics) it runs so late on the East Coast and is such a boring presentation one can't stay awake.

August 13, 2008 3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NBC needs to have "been the station that brought you the 2008 Olympics"

August 13, 2008 4:11 PM  
Blogger MarkyMark said...


Did you try watching any of NBC's subsidiaries? They also carry Olympic coverage on CNBC, MSNBC, and their other channels. For example, last Saturday, while having lunch at a local sports bar, CNBC or MSNBC showed men's & women's rowing, and it was quite good.

That said, the coverage of the games is STILL gynocentric-ugghh! You can see my recent blog post for more on this...


August 22, 2008 6:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man jailed for joking about paying dowery for 13 year old maiden.

He may get 10 years in prison for what he said. This is america. The cuntry that hates men and denys men young fertile virgin wives for marraige.

This man is being persecuted for joking about, or wanting to, marry(ing) a young woman of age 13. Often such females are able to have children. The virgin mary was believed to be between age 12 and 14 when she had Jesus. That is nature. That seems to be God's will. And this is the cuntry of america: woman's paradise.

Death To women's Rights and all cuntries that oppose Men and support women's freedoms.

Wed, Aug. 20, 2008

Otis \u2018Bullman' Hensley says sex charges are result of a misunderstanding

By Cassondra Kirby-Mullins

HARLAN \u2014 A two-time candidate for governor who is charged with attempting to \u201centice\u201d a 13-year-old girl and her 11-year-old sister to engage in \u201cillegal sexual activity\u201d says the allegations against him stem from a misunderstanding.

Otis Hensley Jr., 52, is charged with first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor under the age of 16, according to the criminal complaint filed in District Court in Harlan County. Hensley ran for governor in 2003 and 2007 and campaigned around the state on a giant fake bull.

According to the complaint, the father of the two sisters contacted the county attorney about the incident, which allegedly occurred on Monday. The Harlan County Sheriff's Office arrested Hensley on Monday.

No further information about the father's allegations was available in the criminal complaint. County Attorney Fred Busroe could not be reached for comment.

On Tuesday, the father of the girls declined to comment on the incident. The Herald-Leader does not generally identify people who allege sexual abuse.

However, Hensley said during an interview Tuesday at the Harlan County Detention Center that the incident was a misunderstanding.

Hensley said he was grocery shopping at Don's Supersaver in Harlan when he saw the two girls and their grandmother.

\u201cThe one girl turned around and looked at me and smiled,\u201d Hensley said. \u201cI said \u2018Ma'am, do you want to trade them girls for a good fattening hog?' and then I went on into the meat department. That was all that was said.\u201d

(The phrase may be a reference to the long-ago practice of giving farm animals as part of a dowry.)

Hensley said the grandmother became upset and went to tell the girls' father about his comment.

He said he followed the family out of the store and then to the courthouse trying to apologize.

He meant nothing sexual, he said, and uses the phrase often as a joke and a means to \u201ccut up with people\u201d in the county, where he is well-known for his unorthodox campaign style. Just before going into the grocery store, he made the same comment to a woman and young girl in the bank, he said.

When asked what the phrase means to him he said: \u201cIt was a joke. I was just being friendly, having fun. I meant nothing by it.\u201d

Harlan County sheriff's deputies arrested Hensley about 6 p.m. Monday. He is charged with first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, a Class B felony that can carry a sentence of 10 years to 20 years.

Hensley is being held in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $15,000 cash bond. Jail officials say he is in a cell separate from the general jail population for safety reasons.

He has not yet appeared in court and he said he has not seen the charges against him.

Hensley said he did not touch the girls and spoke only to the grandmother. He has asked authorities to give him a lie detector test to prove what he says is true and he says he wants a jury trial.

It was not clear why a scheduled arraignment on Tuesday was delayed.

Hensley has been married to his wife, Sidney, for 30 years. They have two adult children. Otis Hensley is currently not working but spends much of his time trying to get an amusement park built in Bell County.

\u201cI'm used to a big king-size waterbed, sleeping in a big, fine house,\u201d he said. \u201cI can't believe I've been in jail for so long for ... a very stupid thing. I meant nothing by it.\u201d

He is being persecuted for what he SAID.
There is no freedom of speech for men in the USA.

The police, that woman, and the man who called the cops for what another man _said_ need to be outted.
They then need to be killed.

There should be no tolerance for those who call on thugs to crush the throat of their fellow man.
The ruralites and southerners who make 1/2 jokes about doweries (wishing they could actually make such transactions) should murder their social enemies (the city dwellers who believe in women's rights, having their daughters fuck and chuck whoever they wish, etc). It's good for girls to get married once they are able to have children. Once these girls came of age (usually at 12, or 13, or 14) he should have been taken up on his offer. (Edit: after re-reading, one of them probably is of age.)


August 22, 2008 11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please post about this topic!

August 24, 2008 2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's nothing to post about. The only "evidence" that ever existed was the word of the principal. Why, exactly, would these girls tell their deepest secrets to their principal, but not their friends?

The media wanted so badly to show that rich white people are screwed up too, that they didn't bother checking any of the facts, or even thinking about them.

August 25, 2008 11:50 AM  

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