would not stop talking, assumed their entire audience was idiots, ("And here's Sir Tim Berners-Lee. If you don't know what he did, we don't either! Oh, it says he invented the internet, how about that") refused to livestream in favor of adding an entire half hour to the length for commercials, and cut out a portion in the dead center of the games
, which was in memory of the victims of the '05 London bombings, because NBC THOUGHT THAT IT WASN'T APPROPRIATE FOR THEIR AMERICAN AUDIENCE.
You know what they did instead? SHOWED THAT INANE INTERVIEW WITH PHELPS.
"We are live streaming every sporting event, all 32 sports and 302 medals," an NBC spokesman wrote in an email to Show Tracker. "It was never our intent to live stream the Opening Ceremony or Closing Ceremony. They are complex entertainment spectacles that do not translate well online because they require context, which our award-winning production team will provide for the large prime-time audiences that gather together to watch them."
The events themselves are edited around NBC's trivial pursuit and pushed back to primetime slots, not livestreamed. If you don't have cable, you can't watch any events online. Any alternatives? Illegal.
They paid a billion dollars for the right to show America a joke.
I mean maybe I've gotten worked up over this but for fuck's sake you guys
this is what I get for watching television once every two years