Unfair Olympics Coverage?…or NON Coverage?

My goodness….Please click on this headline for the story:

This American Has Won a Medal in Six Straight Olympics But Sponsors and NBC Avoid Her. Here’s Why.

Gee…..the American Olympian girl with hijab got all kinds of glowing press….did she WIN anything? (I don’t think so)

Thanks to my friend Ray for alerting me to this…otherwise, I’d not have heard of this amazing talent.

Talented, VERY, but she uses a GUN……..so she’s a NOBODY in the American media  though she’s the first Summer Olympian to medal in SIX consecutive Olympics!

Z

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10 Responses to Unfair Olympics Coverage?…or NON Coverage?

  1. I think media bias against firearms may play into this, but looking at the issue from a broader perspective, the Olympic shooting events have never really been fan favorites. Even to me, as much as I shoot….these events aren’t really that engaging to watch, when compared to Gymnastics, track & field, etc.

  2. geeez2014 says:

    CI, I think that’s not the whole issue, either, BUT I think the fact that she is the first person to win in six straight Olympics probably merits mention. That she’s not been talked about for many reasons is pretty amazing.

  3. bocopro says:

    The power of managing editors to determine what goes in and what gets dumped from media coverage is frightening. Neither the winter nor summer games any longer have anything that interests me. Greed, hypocrisy, fraud, doping, and corruption have rammed their hands so far up the Golden Goose that nobody in his right mind would want his city to host an Olympics any more.

    For about 95% of the athletes, after the pomp and ceremony dissipate there’s nothing left but the memory of uncountable hours spent each day, often 10 or more, for a chance to put on something really tight and try to outperform some other hopelessly neurotic exhibitionist in a 30-second competition displaying skills that no longer have any real application in modern life.

    Frankly I believe all the time, energy, money, and resources spent to develop facilities and Olympic “villages” could be put to better use almost anywhere . . . say, for instance, clean water for overcrowded cities, playgrounds for inner-city children, walk-in clinics for impoverished families, and searching for Obama’s long-lost spine and Hillary’s abandoned morality.

  4. I keep looking for the “Participation” awards.

  5. Mal says:

    The Olympics has fallen into the same category as college sports which have become the farm teams for professional sports. The outstanding athletes not only get a paid scholarship, they and their families get “benefits” also, despite it being illegal. It has even crept into high school sports. Many gold medal winners often can retire with income from commercial endorsements. Some business, the Olympics!

  6. geeez2014 says:

    Mal, you’re right…and so MANY aren’t truly amateurs, as you know.

    Bocopro…I agree. My feeling is that, unless a city’s infrastructure is nearly ready for anything this big, a city shouldn’t be allowed to host. L.A. had it in 1984 and it was DREADED here but it went SO SO SO WELL. Most LA people left town in fear of the crowds, so NOBODY WAS HERE…it was fabulous! The stadiums, gymnasiums, tracks, etc, WERE HERE. Lovely banners lined the main streets, very little traffic;
    How many cities spent gazillions on this stuff and their stadiums are sitting empty? MANY.

  7. geeez2014 says:

    “Donald Trump wants America to go back to what it supposedly was…and Millenials are pretty happy with America as it is..”
    This is what I just heard on CNN from a liberal female TWIT…..”what it supposedly was”…
    See, they don’t even KNOW.
    Millenials are happy…without jobs? But they are happy with FREEBIES.

  8. Kid says:

    Z, Land of the Free Stuff and Home of the Slave.

  9. Kid says:

    Olympics? Yea, no interest.

  10. Mal says:

    Yes, Z, “many aren’t amateurs” was the result from when the Russians played hockey, remember? Being as they had no “professional sports” their teams were their country’s top players. Remember when our amateurs played them and beat them? Humiliating for the Russians! Ever since, everyone can play. Heck. like I pointed out earlier, its all a business now anyway, right?

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