Like the BBC, who showed Team Ireland as Team India, this Sunday broadcast by an American TV News station only got forty percent of the world flags correct in their own report. Worse still, they failed to get their own country’s flag right…
But in their defense, 40% isn’t too bad, given that WXYZ News 7 is based in Detroit, Michigan, which is considered by many to be North Windsor, Ontario.
Two days before the opening ceremonies for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, media have descended on Sochi like a plague of locusts. The majority of journalists are staying at the brand new Sochi Hotel, built specifically for the event, however, it is still under construction. I’m sure you can imagine the wave of complaints coming from what appear to be some rather sheltered — if not spoiled — Americans. (#FirstWorldProblems #NeverBeenOutsideTheCountry)
Even still, one has to wonder. Is Sochi ready for the Winter Olympics?
According to Moscow-based ABC News correspondent, Kirit Radia, no.
He gets a little right-to-complain given that he’s based in Russia…
But at the same time, we’ve seen over and over how ingenious — and fast — Russians can be, especially given it’s the eve of the Winter Olympics and the world’s eyes are on them.