Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Quote of the Day

"If you’ve been watching NBC in prime time the past few nights, you’ve probably noticed how, night in, night out, we’ve been wrecking the Olympics for you. All we can say is, our bad. At NBC we’re just not used to broadcasting things that people want to watch."

-- Andy Borowitz, in "A Message From NBC About Its Olympics Coverage"

There's gonna be a lot of NBC bashing around here over the next 15 or so hours, so prepare yourself.

If you'd like, there are other outlets that will happily stream it for you for live -- or you can just wait til I post it here in prime time long after everyone else has seen it and knows how it ends.


Adrienne Saia said...

I love that the banner ad up top is for the Olympics on NBC.

Also, yes, this, all of it. I find myself reading about the Olympics more than I'm actually watching them. The criticism NBC is receiving is spot-on.

kanye said...

Percentage of people with whom I've personally spoken and who freely admit to, at some point during the Olympics, yelling at the television, "Shut the fuck up!": 100.

I think that about sums it up.

Tania said...

Apparently they interviewed Evander Holyfield as part of the coverage, but as if he was just some random audience member. They didn't recognise him....

Michael J. West said...

As long as your primetime postings don't include Ryan Seacrest, I'm a happy camper.