As you may already know, NBC ran yesterday's Olympic Opening Ceremony in London on a tape-delay. In doing so, we were able to miss certain parts while keeping the overall show at a still ridiculously long four and a half hours. But one part that's causing quite an uproar is the absence of a certain portion that was meant to remember the 52 individuals who died from the terrorist bombings in July 2005. In its place, the National Broadcasting Network decided to air an interview with Michael Phelps.
When NBC spokesman Greg Hughes was asked why they cut that scene, he said that "our programming is tailored for the U.S. audience. It’s a tribute to (opening ceremony producer) Danny Boyle that it required so little editing.” Welp, we don't know if that's the most fitting response. However, we do believe that if the tables were turned, Americans wouldn't be so accepting if Great Britain did the same thing to us.
If you would like to see the portion that NBC cut out, click here.
[via The Big Lead]