Well yes, we could only afford to send one reporter, but also because no one else should be forced to watch the NBC ghouls probe and pry into the athletes’ personal lives.
NBC is under fire after one of its reporters questioned bronze medal winning skier Bode Miller so much about the death of his brother he began to sob uncontrollably.
Correspondent Christin Cooper interviewed Miller just moments after he finished third in the Super G fnal, making him both the most medaled skier in history and the oldest person to win an alpine medal at the Games.
However, what should have been a happy conversation quickly turned to tears.
Miller was the first to bring up his brother, Chilly, a snowboarder who died in April from a seizure, but Cooper continued to push to the point that he had to walk away.
The interview was conducted on Sunday, and NBC’s edit Sunday night showed Miller for more than a minute after the interview ended, crying, from different camera angles.
I lost what little interest I had in watching the Olympics when ABC, I think, started this crap back in maybe 1980? For every thirty-second bit of coverage of a particular event, they’d run fifteen minutes of how the athlete grew up, what his third grade teacher thought of him, and how he felt when an ABC producer deliberately ran over his dog to get live reaction footage (or like that). Bah. I can’t take it, but Walt’s made of sterner stuff: “I just tell myself dead baby jokes”, he cabled from Sochi, “and press on.”