The Olympics

The Olympics


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Monday, 13 December 2004


I read this story with utter incredulity, evidently some people have nothing better to do than look for things to complain about.

It seems that the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has asked for a tape of NBC's broadcast of the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics, after it received at least one indecency complaint.

The opening ceremony, broadcast throughout the world, featured a pregnant woman and a man and a woman. They performed interpretative dances covering the history of Athens and Greece. The ceremony also included statues of naked men.

It seems that out of the billions of people who watched the ceremony, one or two small minded individuals are intent on causing trouble.

No wonder TV networks pump out bland, mindless pap; by dumbing down and sanitising output to avoid offending anyone, the network executives are in fact undermining what should be the basic principles of good broadcasting.

Namely it should be:

- Challenging

- Stimulating

- Entertaining

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