Originally Posted by Friar
Is it me or are the Americans always moaning about something? First they said we weren't ready. Then our opening ceremony wasn't good enough for them, so they cut out the memorial to have a celebrity interview. The they moan about security. And now they can't accept that the Chinese have a really good swimmer, so ruin his moment of triumph by calling him a drug user.
NBC cutting out the memorial was definitely despicable. And their excuse was horrid as well (they say they cut it out to appeal to American audiences). They could have found something else from which to cut out minutes instead of a tribute to people who lost their lives to terrorism).
But unless I'm missing something, the Chinese swimmer in question is a woman named Ye Shiwen. And the UK press has been making waves about it, not the American press (The Times is the one making all the headlines for calling her performance "scarcely credible"). The American press has been covering both sides (even Fox News!!
and that's saying something).