posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 07:41 PM
As I'm sure most of you know, in London on July 7th, 2005, there was a terrorist attack that took the lives of 52 people. During the opening ceremony
of the Olympics in London, there was a tribute that was aimed at these victims and also the victims of war.
From Olympic announcement:
Ladies and gentlemen, please pause silent for our memorial wall for friends and family who can't be here tonight. The excitement of that moment in
Singapore seven years ago when England won the games was tempered the next day with sorrow from the events of July 7th that year. A wall of
remembrance for those no longer here to share in this event.
However, most Americans did not see this. Why? Because NBC omitted it. What did they omit it for? A Ryan Seacrest interview with Michael Phelps..
Okay, sure, the terrorist attacks were not against the U.S. and so you could say that it doesn't involve us, but that does not mean Americans were not
effected by it. From what I've read, Canadian television did not cut-out this memorial. In fact, I'm confident to say that American television was
probably one of the only or THE only one to do this.
Why exactly would NBC do this? Well, I'm sure we could conjure up plenty of diabolical conspiracy theories, but ultimately it probably just has to do
with viewings and money. I'm sure they figured that many Americans would be much happier seeing two celebrities talk to one another on screen rather
than give a respectful nod to people who lost their lives for unjust reasons, and honestly... they are probably right.
Still, being right doesn't mean their actions are any less despicable.
If you would like to watch the ceremonial tribute and read the article that discusses this further, see
What are your
edit on 29-7-2012 by ErroneousDylan because: (no reason given)