(Relaxnews) – Edits made to a US broadcast of the Olympic Games’ opening ceremony are the subject of YouTube’s most discussed sports video on Tuesday, July 31, while the International Olympic Committee struggles to keep footage of a gymnast’s enthusiastic parents off the video network.
Most-discussed in YouTube’s sports section is “NBC Terrorizes Olympics” (youtu.be/JO2Uh1auBkE), a look at the TV channel’s editing of the Olympic opening ceremony that replaced a tribute to British terrorism victims with “a very boring interview.”
“You’ll gladly broadcast these moments of terror with 24 hour coverage when they happen because they get good ratings,” remarked the video presenter, “but when a poignant tribute is choreographed for a ceremony that is supposed to bring the world together, you cut to Michael Phelps. Lame.”
Commenters offered their own opinions on the matter.
Some agreed (“All countries of the world can sympathize with terror,” “What they did was dumb. But its over”), others made comparisons to acknowledged news reporting biases — “We edit our news (fox, im looking at you) so why is it a surprise that a corporation edited our entertainment?” — and still others urged presenter Joe Bereta to shave his mustache off (“for the love of god plz shoot that thing that is on you face”).
Hot in today’s favorites chart is a clip showing the parents of an Olympic gymnast writhe and wriggle as they watch their daughter in action.
With a TV camera capturing Aly Raisman’s folks throughout the teenager’s stint on the asymmetric bars, web users have been enjoying various clips under the title “USA gymnast’s parents reactions as they watch daughter,” though the International Olympic Committee has been doing its best to keep the footage off YouTube.