NBC is getting a lot of heat for their poor coverage of the Winter Olympics. And I don’t see why.
They’re playing so much of the action and so few commercials. And obviously, they’re airing the coverage in real-time and not just as a highlight reel.
Most importantly, they’ve sent their very best reporters to cover the events live. And when the newscasters interview athletes just seconds after winning the gold, they ask pressing, hard-hitting questions like, “Can you please say your name and your country?”
In an extended version of this great interview, Dutch speedskater Sven Kramer turns the tables on the newscaster by asking, “Are you stupid?” To which she replies, “Mary Smith, USA.”
[via Best Week Ever]