While I was watching the Democratic national convention last night, I was asking myself how anyone could actually believe that stuff. The way they idolized Ted Kennedy, the drunk driving limousine bleeding heart liberal, was particularly annoying. Caroline Kennedy’s speech came across as robotic and monotone, totally canned. If the Democrats had selected a moderate or someone with palatable views, this election would already be over. The problem is that they cannot help but select ultra liberal types who promise the world.
During the speech, my mind was flashing back to the Beijing opening ceremony of the Olympics where the fakery was less evident.
As I watched parts of the closing ceremony and listened to the commentators heap gooey praise on China for putting on such a great event, I thought about all the human rights violations that were covered up by the news media and reporters in order to get the coverage they wanted. I also asked myself,”How much of this junk is real?” Obviously it was delayed due to time zones, but how much of it was pre -taped and edited for TV? Of the lights, fireworks, and music, am I watching a performance that was filmed live, or is this some cinematic reproduction? NBC has shown that they are quite capable of complicity with the communist government of China, so I guess it wold not be a huge surprise to find that the closing, like the opening, was full of fakery. Like someone said before, the fake gymnasts’ ages, the fake fans, fake fireworks, and fake singing of the cute girl cannot be where this whole thing ends. Everything this government does is fake, and NBC needed the coverage and the money. Bring back the games for the sake of the games without all the hype and fakery.
I found an article outlining accusations, responses, and analysis of the fakery produced by Beijing and NBC’s coverage. This, to me, underscores the fact that the “mainstream” media outlets cannot be trusted. They actually added pre-recorded and CGI fireworks to the olympic opening ceremony. They also admittedly leave the “Live” stamp on the screen for the west coast viewers who are watching delays of two to three hours. Their claim is that knowledgeable viewers understand that there is a delay. It’s obvious that they are trying to add a sense of urgency and excitement that one is watching something live in order to boost the ratings. The offense with the openning ceremony and the fake fireworks is even worse. It’s bad enough that we are in a communist nation for the olympic games, but to add to the production and spectacle complicit with Beijing is even more sickening. How can anything they do or report be trusted? NBC should be ashamed.
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