Jon Stewart Takes NBC to Task on the Opening Ceremony Coverage


NBC choose to edit out a tribute to the 7/7 London subway bombings victims and instead aired an interview with Ryan Seacrest talking to Michael Phelps during the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony. That angered a lot of people who don’t have an outlet to point out NBC’s dumb choice. Fortunately, Jon Stewart can be counted on to speak frankly about news/special event coverage and did so on the July 30th episode of The Daily Show, speaking for many viewers who were dismayed over the network’s decision.
“Are you…! NBC, the network that to commemorate 9/11 actually reruns 9/11, you wouldn’t air a six-minute tribute to the rest of the world’s terrorist victims? Because the world’s most overexposed land-based mammal had a chance to speak to the world’s most overexposed water-based mammal? Why would you do that?,” asked an incredulous Stewart.
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Posted by Rebecca Murray


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