posted on Aug, 14 2016 @ 12:10 AM
August 13, 2016
This is sort of like a "Society" oriented question, but I can't find another high visibility ATS forum for posting open-ended questions. But this
IS politics related, so here goes..
WHY is American Presidential Politics overshadowing the superb job that American Athletes are doing in the 2016 Rio Olympics?? The summer Olympics
are only 16 days in length. You'd think that the Mainstream Media is as proud of America's achievements as we the citizens are, and would give
those achievements higher priority on their websites, and TV news.
When I was a kid, Mark Spitz earned 7 Gold Medals, and that was all you heard or read about for days on end. Like 2016, 1972 was also a Presidential
election year, but that took the back burner for those 16 days.
Take tonight for instance... American athlete Michael Phelps just won his 23 Gold Medal. That is absolutely record-breaking!
CNN.com has replaced its latest "Trump Bashing" front-page headline with the Michael Phelps achievement. But you can bet that Michael Phelps will
only be on the front page for a few hours, before another anti-Donald Trump piece replaces him.
Msnbc.com's top story ALL DAY has been "Trump Solicits Observers to watch for a Rigged Election". All week, while Americans broke records at the
Olympics, MSNBC.com has not once acknowledged any of those achievements. A Trump-bashing article has been front and center 24 hours a day for the
past month or so.
NBC News TV network is following suite. What's incredible, is that the 2016 RIO Olympics are being broadcast by NBC. Usually, networks like to
"toot their own horn" by showcasing events that they have exclusive rights to. But this year, the NBC news department is more obsessed with the
Trump vs Clinton election, than it is with the Olympics that it paid a staggering $1.23 BILLION dollars to broadcast!
If 2016 is not the first time that the Presidential Election has overshadowed American athlete's Olympics achievements, when did the trend start? I
don't recall America Success at the Summer Olympics being so ignored by the mainstream media. This year, it seems that you have to intentionally
follow the games, to know when an American athlete or team has earned a medal. It's disgusting!