NBC Commentators Asked to Leave Arena After Disrupting Officials

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Olympic Officials confirmed that they asked NBC Commentators to leave the boxing arena after their ringside commentary continued to disrupt officials. They were offered a booth with the other media commenters, but decided to leave instead.

"They claimed that since no boxers from the USA were still in the running, they didn't want to stay anyway." an official said

NBC Can Learn a Thing or Two

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I'm not a mathematician but I think NASA's got you beat by a lot here, NBC.

An "Apology" from NBC as written in The New Yorker

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I would do horrible things to watch the Olympics sans Ryan Seacrest...

NBC's Horrible Taste Turns an Amazing Situation Absolutely Horrible

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NBC, I'm not sure how you do it, but you've managed to one-up yourselves. In the MOMENTS after Gabby Douglas became the first African-American to win All-Around Gold in Gymnastics, NBC aired a commercial about a monkey doing gymnastics. REALLY?

NBC Promises Live Coverage, Doesn't Give Live Coverage

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If you've been watching NBC's coverage of the Olympics, there's a good chance you've watched every significant event on an obnoxiously nationalistic tape delay.


There was a fair amount of rage over NBC making the United States one of the only countries not to broadcast the Opening Ceremonies live. Now it would appear as though they're playing fast and loose with the term "live" in their event coverage.

For weeks on end, NBC played up the Ryan Lochte/Michael Phelps showdown in the 400 IM that saw Lochte take the gold, while Phelps failed to medal in an event he holds the world record in. It was billed as a match-up for the ages. And NBC didn't broadcast it live.

Instead, they posted the results on the front page of their Olympics site after the fact, and then showed the race tape-delayed online an hour later.

And now NBC is getting Twitter accounts of people who are being overly critical of their broadcasts shut down, because the adult way to handle your coverage being terrible is make sure nobody criticizes it.

The icing on the cake for their blatantly Team USA-centric coverage hit a tipping point today. Host nation Great Britain won their first ever medal in team gymnastics, while Japan controversially took silver after challenging a score that originally had them finishing fourth. The script practically wrote itself in a gymnastics final that will go down in Olympics history.

So naturally NBC's headline not only incorrectly reported Great Britain's silver medal (they won bronze after Japan's challenge), but it focused on the U.S. men's fifth place finish.

Appropriately, the internet has reacted the only way they know how: with a parody Twitter account.

Who's Ready for the Time Delayed Opening Ceremonies?

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If you missed the live broadcast (or you just want to watch 40-foot-tall Voldemort again) NBC's tape delay broadcast begins in thirty minutes.

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