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Sat Feb 10, 2018, 11:11 PM

NBC Sports apologizes for insensitive comments during PyeongChang opener

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb. 11 (Yonhap) -- U.S. television network NBC Sports has apologized for broadcasting insensitive remarks relating to South Korea during the PyeongChang Winter Games' opening, according to Olympic officials Sunday.

The broadcaster came under fire after Joshua Cooper Ramo, an Asian commentator for NBC, said during the march by Japanese Olympic athletes at the opening ceremony Friday that Japan played an "important" role in South Korea's recent achievements as a nation.

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USA Today also reported that NBC apologized through a statement read live on its cable and satellite channel NBCSN on Saturday (local time). "We understand the Korean people were insulted by these comments and we apologize," NBCSN was quoted as saying.

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/culturesports/2018/02/11/0702000000AEN20180211002000315.html

This guy is supposed to be knowledgeable about east Asia?
He's an idiot

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rpannier Feb 2018 OP
JI7 Feb 2018 #1
GP6971 Feb 2018 #2
lunasun Feb 2018 #3
spooky3 Feb 2018 #4
pangaia Feb 2018 #5
okwmember Feb 2018 #6
Awsi Dooger Feb 2018 #7

Response to rpannier (Original post)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 11:13 PM

1. fucking idiots

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 11:14 PM

2. Not only an idiot

but a ignorant idiot. Probably never studied history.

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 11:31 PM

3. Say what now?

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 11:34 PM

4. They're just warming up for giving credit to husbands, male coaches, etc., for female athletes'

achievements, as they have sometimes done in the past.

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 11:36 PM

5. Wonder if this schmuck ever heard of a turtle ship...guess not.


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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 01:56 AM

6. The same idiot ended the night with an

Otto von Bismarck quote.

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 03:03 AM

7. Matt Lauer had that role previously

 

And also Tom Brokaw...making political references -- either current or historical -- as certain countries were introduced during the parade of nations.

This guy looked like a favorite to screw up, when allowed to speak so often. I have no idea why they couldn't have allowed Katie Couric to handle the analyst role by herself, alongside host Mike Tirico.

Kind of ironic that Lauer's harassment charges stem from the previous Winter Olympics at Sochi 2014.

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