BREAKING: Olympics Opened Hours Ago
Why the hell is CNN---which purports to be a news organization---pretending that NBC is live casting the Olympics?
I doubt it comes as any surprise to the intelligent sort of folks who read this here blog but, even though it’s roughly 8:30 Eastern time as I write this, it’s already 1:30 tomorrow morning in London, England. Freaky, right?
I mention this because I just got a CNN Breaking News alert telling me that “Queen Elizabeth II declared open the London Games, and the Olympic cauldron was lit at the opening ceremony by seven promising young British athletes.” Which, I gather from my Twitter feed, she had: On NBC.
But here’s the thing: My Twitter feed also revealed the identical thing happening in London some five hours ago. Now, two things are possible: First, the Queen stayed up really, really late to re-enact the Opening Ceremonies for those of us in the Colonies. Second, NBC is tape delaying the event. Given that this is, to quote Vern Gosdin, not my first rodeo, I’m going with the seconnd.
So, why the hell is CNN—which purports to be a news organization—pretending that NBC is live casting the Olympics?