Great line from Techcrunch: "This isn’t just the first social Olympics; it’s the first Olympics where we can see in real time the dysfunction of the broadcast monopoly."
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- BBC is not a monopoly and it's not government TV. It's a public TV network, like in all the other European countries, only older and better known. It's financed by TV licence fees, so no ads, no need to pander to advertisers. The BBC can afford to criticize the government and its journalists do so, with relish and, sometimes, even to excess, like the famous Jeremy Paxman, every minister's nightmare. BBC has its share of rubbish programming for the prime time, but it more than compensates for it with superb documentaries and high quality productions. Its main responsability is to the viewing public and it takes its responsability very seriously. Far from perfect, but probably one of the best, if not the best, on the whole. PS: I am not British, so I don't an axe to grind, I just like quality.Jul 29, 2012
- , I love the BBC. Top Gear, Dr. Who, Being Human, Luther, Sherlock, The Inbetweeners, etc., etc....
US companies don't give a crap. If I complain, or stop giving them my money, there's 100 a-holes waiting to take my place. America is in the condition it's in because the mouth-breathing, narcissistic, sociopaths are breeding us decent people out of existence.
In this country, more people vote for American Idol than government elections.
Who do I complain to 'bout that?Jul 29, 2012
- Sounds to me like NBC is in hot competition with CCTV to see who can provide the most banal commentary, most pointless/rude interviews, and worst scheduling. Does NBC want be acquired by CCTV America, and thus wants to provide itself as a good fit?!Jul 30, 2012
- NBC: The network that thinks Germany invaded Australia at the start of WWII!Jul 30, 2012
Whaaa? NBC auditioning for a position as the Mitt Romney's foreign policy advisor?
-dlj.Jul 30, 2012
- It isn't free. American citizens end up paying in the form of municipal right-aways and airwaves and with time we spend watching commercials.Jul 31, 2012