Olympics Opening Ceremony #nbcfail

I’m not sure what bugs me most: That NBC had commentators talking over many of the best parts of Danny Boyle’s Olympics opening ceremony; that they cut out what looks like it was, in some ways, the most moving part of it (see Here’s The Opening Ceremony Tribute To Terrorism Victims NBC Doesn’t Want You To See); or that they replaced the 7/7 victims tribute with a Ryan Seacrest interview.

I could really do without Ryan Seacrest interviews, generally.

Also #nbcfail-worthy: Making a joke out of Tim Berners-Lee’s obscurity.

I look forward very much to being able to view a version of the opening ceremonies that has those mistakes corrected. By which I mean, a version that just gives me the audio and video feed as it was intended to be seen, without added inanity.

7 Responses to “Olympics Opening Ceremony #nbcfail”

  1. knarlyknight Says:

    My sympathies how MSM messes things up.

    Have you seen reports of the Koch brother’s new study on AGW / Climate change? Read the bbc summary, but here’s another: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-muller-climate-20120730,0,3167677.story

    The evidence supporting knarly’s law keeps growing, .. shcb speaks, ergo it’s false.

  2. shcb Says:

    If the allegations are that Muller was bought off by the Koch brothers for his earlier skeptical views of AGW, why is it not being alleged that he has been bought off by someone in the environmental industry for his sea change?

  3. knarlyknight Says:

    LOLZ!

  4. shcb Says:

    I don’t understand your coy answer to my reasonable question.

  5. knarlyknight Says:

    A highly qualified team of climate science skeptics conduct well funded study of climate data and conclude categorically that the IPCC was too cautious because human contribution to global warming is greater than thought in previous expert consensus.

    That is the point. Shcb comment is attempt to obfuscate and is example of his predilection for misdirection to lead to mostly irrelevant conclusions aka “slam dunks into gatoraid barrel”. Hence, I LOLZ.

  6. shcb Says:

    The point is your obsession with who is funding these people, so Muller changed his mind, Watts changed his mind too. I have no idea where Watts gets his funding, don’t care. Did the Koch’s bribe Muller for lack of a better word? I don’t see any evidence of it in this article, just as I don’t see any evidence the environmental industry bribed him. But you seem to convict by association, Koch= oil= bribe. But if he changes his mind there is no chance of a bribe from enviros. I don’t trust Muller because of his statement that man absolutely has caused all global warming in the last ? years. Really? Absolutely? Nature had nothing to do with it? Doesn’t seem very scientific to me.

    I’ve always been amused by people that are shocked when their spouse is caught sleeping with someone else, but then have a rebound affair with someone that is still married and are just as shocked when that second mate is caught cheating a few years later. It takes two to bribe, the briber and the bribie. So you are critical for Kochs bribing Mueller (without evidence) (to complete the loop he would have had to accept the bribe) but there is absolutely no way he is being bribed now. Odd logic.

  7. enkidu Says:

    I think the ‘obsession’ is all yours wwnj. You brought up the word “bribes”, not knarly. Everyone knows BEST was set up (funded) by skeptics and oil interests to say ‘the data is all garbage! we need to start over! it’s all tides! sunspots! volcanos!’ Only problem? When they looked at the actual data, the actual science, they discovered that ACC is real. Discovered is perhaps the wrong word: maybe ‘reconfirmed’?

    That noted ‘denier’ or ‘skeptic’ (just choose whichever term floats yer boat) Rich Muller has concluded the data is accurate and mankind appears to be driving most of the climate change is a pretty big story. I know someone who has had lunch with Rich a few times, and I’ve met him personally (he gave a energy lecture at the local high school). Mr Muller appears to be convinced by the science, by the actual data, but you’ve got your taxamagical filbbertygibbit to cling to… and as you’ve stated before ‘you will never be convinced by the science’ (I’m paraphrasing, but here is the actual quote http://www.lies.com/wp/2012/04/11/15000-warm-temperature-records-broken-in-march-2012/#comment-316879 )

    If BEST had ‘discovered’ that the data was all bunkum, you know you would be trumpeting this left right and center… and we’d probably be saying that the analysis was tainted by oil money… that the opposite has happened, that the data points to ACC being a real phenomena must be a real head-popper for you wwnjs.

    Now can we stop arguing about if it is real or not (it’s real) now can we start doing something? Cheap, smart, fast, but most of all NOW.

    If this were a commie asteroid hurtling towards Earth, painted red with big hammers and sickles all over it, you wwnjs would be demanding action. But since it might shave a penny off the oil/coal profits, you just bleat whatever Rush regurgitates and fox amplifies. Again. Hey btw did you hear that over here in Reality, there were NO Iraqi WMDs? True. (listens for wwnj head popping sounds)

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