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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Edited Out!

I am violating my weekend break from politics to call this to your attention.

NBC edited out the following from the network's 2012 Olympics coverage in the broadcast televised in the United States (hat tip):

Clarification: The portion edited out but appearing in this video relates to the victims of Islamic terrorism in London on July 7, 2005.

More dhimmitude: "London’s Olympic Park toilets to turn away from Mecca out of respect for Islamic law."


  1. I don't get it. Who are all those faces that fade in and out, and what's the song about? The words are pretty blurry, at least on my pc speakers. At the end of the song I caught some reference to death and assume then that all those faces belong to deceased. Neat dancing anyway.

  2. Ah. Okay. I checked out the Hat Tip link. You know, the Olympic Committee will never recognize the murders of all those Jewish athletes and the reason why is that the head of that committee was a German and a Nazi sympathizer who may well have aided and abetted the assault. According to what I've read on the subject anyway.

  3. I, too, had to go the link to understand what was happening. The sacred song and the rather strange dance seemed somewhat dichotomous to me. At first, I thought the dance was a video recording of some previous Olympiad, spliced together with the song. I fail to see what the wild, spasmodic, gyrations in the dance had to do with the solemness of the song.

  4. IMHO-That was a silent drill team with all the artistry of Nazi Germany!

  5. Yep, dhimmitude.

    That was one of the most stupid dance song combinations that I've ever seen.

  6. There was a time when I felt sorrow for what happened in July 2005; no more. Not after the British have done all they can to kiss Islamic ass. Now, having lost their capacity for moral outrage, they whine and moan the death of innocents?

    Bare your throats, you stupid people. Give your enemy a larger target.

    ~ Louie

  7. I'm even more surprised they sang a Christian hymn, in London! As part of the Olympics!

  8. What part of the Olympics was that in? I watched the NBC coverage, but there didn't seem a break large enough for this.

    The song was "Abide with Me"- I guess it was about the Jewish deaths- but I couldn't hear it very well (plus have zero clue what they are talkin bout as I missed that Olympics.) The dance... was that suppose to be Jewish? It seemed more, I dunno, African...

    But anyways, no matter how confusing... NBC, you promised full coverage. Then cut out without acknowledged. I would be very outraged.. if I wasn't so un-surprised.


  9. Wildstar,
    To my knowledge, much of the NBC coverage isn't televised live. Time zone difference and all that. The UK is 5 hours ahead of us; that is, when it's 3:00 P.M. here, it is 8:00 P.M. there.

  10. Apologies!

    I posted this in a hurry before I dashed out the door this morning and failed to mention that a portion of the video is a tribute to the July 7, 2005 terrorist attack in London.

    I've now added a clarification to the body of the post.

  11. that's odd...everything I read said they were not going to commemorate the Munich killings during the opening ceremonies.........
    what's this?

  12. The failure in the US to cover that commemoration segment was to show displeasure for not having a Munich Olympic Massacre spot but yet putting a London bombing one. Look to the US Jewish lobbiests, not to appease American Muslims.

    As was pointed out there was also a Christin hymme. Accussations of dhimmitude, a pathetic bigoted term, is unfounded.

    As for the toilets, be sure at least a dozen national olympic commitees asked for it and their request was respected. it would be poor showing not to if easily accomplished, who would object unless you have a questionable agenda or subject to flinching paranoia?

    Damien Charles

  13. check spam box please, I sent an item (via my mobile) it appeared but has gone.

    Damien Charles

  14. Damien Charles,
    I try to check that spam folder with frequency. However, yesterday, I got out of the house for a long lunch with a former colleague.

    Bloggers ways are so mysterious!

  15. I'm not sure what Guy Adams said to get his his Twitter account suspended by NBC -- other than that he criticized NBC's coverage of the Olympics.

  16. Damien Charles,
    The failure in the US to cover that commemoration segment was to show displeasure for not having a Munich Olympic Massacre spot but yet putting a London bombing one. Look to the US Jewish lobbiests, not to appease American Muslims.

    I don't buy that (at least, the first part of that comment, and apparently others don't either:

    ...'Our programming is tailored for the U.S. audience,' spokesman Greg Hughes simply explained after outrage over the weekend.


    ...Americans, who NBC suggested would not be interested in a tribute to victims just because the tragedy did not occur in their country.

    'Can you imagine the BBC opting to cut out a tribute to 9/11 at a future Olympics held in the States because it wasn't "tailored for a UK audience"?' Daily Kos fumed.

    'If that happened... the switchboards at BBC Broadcasting House would have blown a fuse.'

    The segment's choreographer and dancer Akram Khan said he was 'disheartened and disappointed' that NBC cut the entire segment, while his director Nicholas Wolaver branded it 'disgraceful'.

    ...NBC is known for cutting away for small portions of the opening ceremonies to make way for averts, but U.S. commentators say they have never heard of it skipping a whole performance before....

  17. Thanks for sharing this. A very moving moment and I can't imagine why NBC cut it.


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