An Olympic Opening is difficult to direct and storytell, so that it captures the interest and pleases everyone. Considering all of us on this planet is somewhere between 6-7 billion people, Its impossible, just like not everyone in this world would understand Fox News, outside the country USA. So when some, apparently Republican supported American media says they were baffled and not getting it, I am fine with that, I respect that. You can not capture every single viewer on this planet, its normal. Some people would claim Olympic openings tiresome and too lengthy to begin with. But yesterday olympic opening in London, England, United Kingdom wasn’t boring in my view. Above all not badly done. And above all I don’t get why some american media seem it difficult to understand the NHS part. Now, the whole idea of the storytelling was to tell in extremely short and broad manner, the story of Britain. To exclude NHS would be more odd. Some american media seem to have liked it, some didn’t. Its normal.
I was, as a Swede over here in europe, baffled myself to read that NBC TV in USA refusing to show it live, instead a delayed and edited broadcast. Why? That sounds as if they would be afraid of something. Why delaying a broadcast of a Olympic Ceremony? Special interests again? I am baffled.
I found it interesting to watch yesterday as historically you could say that the very part of London where it all happened yesterday at that stadium, wasn’t far from where Swan (english dude) and Edison (american dude) formed their light bulb company (in short) which was one mayor part in transforming the world as they new it at that time. And the world WE live in. And in a sense making it possible for us to sit around the world watching it on TV screens. There is a very interesting historic connection going on where the Olympic Ceremony was held yesterday.
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