Coverage of the Olympics on NBC has certainly been interesting. And for those that didn't have access to live streaming, it must have been positively awful.
Criticized heavily on social media over the London Games coverage, NBC has even earned its own hashtag, "nbcfail." It's been widely used over the past two weeks, to comment on everything from tape delays to spoilers, and partisanship for American competitors.
Even James Poniewozik from Time
magazine tweeted at one point, that "NBC tape delay coverage is like the airlines: its interest is in giving you the least satisfactory service you will still come back for." But Poniewosik's comment is just one of the many that continue to pile in thick and fast.
One Twitter user suggested that the 2016 Olympics could be held on Mars, because then there would only be a 10-minute delay. And MarkP
@NBCOlympics just skipped 116 points of #Olympics gold medal volleyball. Good thing they got that @MeetThePress promo in, though! #NBCfail
Kelly Woods Lynch
lamented the last Olympic medal ceremony of the night. "USA gold in diving" she says. "What, no 2nd or 3rd? (As usual, no non-Americans shown!)"
But the biggest criticism to date came via a video posted on Jest.com
, that features negative comments from NBC presenters on Olympic athletes.
The supercut posted by DanH and called "Olympic Commentators are Dicks
," alleges that the video created from pieces of the 2012 Olympics coverage, proves "once and for all that these NBC announcers are indeed gold-medal-caliber A-Holes."
See what you think.