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Little Bit of ‘Fantasia’ as NBC
Begins Olympic Show

New York Times, by Allessandra Stanley

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/8/2014 9:33:41 AM

Olympic opening ceremonies are a little like a Match.com first date: The host country, dolled up with costly hair extensions, Christian Louboutin heels and a brand-new black cocktail dress, recounts amusing childhood anecdotes and college triumphs but leaves out her D.W.I. arrest. (Or, in the case of Russia, the gulag.) Russia isn’t alone in airbrushing the past and puffing up its chest. At the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, the United States had to show resilience after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and also get past the bidding scandal for those Games. Russia has a uniquely

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bufflwyr, 2/8/2014 9:56:03 AM     (No. 9724431)

Russia just using the script written by the Times´ Walter Duranty 80 years ago.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/8/2014 10:06:41 AM     (No. 9724442)

Lauer´s finally giving up fake hair was astonishing. So bald. Took a minute to recognize him.

Costas´s glasses didn´t detract from his usual blather and overall uselessness. Most wish he hadn´t shown up at all.

And the tired old faces were there. Mary Carrillo (who always sounds like a man).

And David Remnick is not an intellectual. He added nothing but pro-Putin propaganda

After a couple of hours I went to sleep.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: chillijilli, 2/8/2014 11:15:48 AM     (No. 9724537)

Lauer showed how completely detached from reality he is when he commented about "all the flashcubes" going off."
I haven´t heard anyone mention flashcubes since the 70s.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Subal, 2/8/2014 1:56:33 PM     (No. 9724717)

During Costas´ interview, 0bama was stoned!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nycvoter, 2/8/2014 1:58:49 PM     (No. 9724723)

Leave it to the nytimes to compare a "bidding scandal" at the salt lake city olypmics to Russia covering up the attrocities under stalin and the gulag. Amazing the moral relativism.

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