WEEKEND BONUS: BIZARRO WORLD

Posted in Quick Hits on August 9th, 2008 by Ed

Given that we're already getting the most substantive news on television from a pair of comedians and a former ESPN anchor, it makes sense that Bob freakin' Costas is now offering better reality-based commentary than the mainstream media. During Friday's absolutely stunning opening ceremony at the Olympics (more on that Monday):

Joey Cheek had planned to invoke the Olympic truce, the time-honored concept of an Olympic truce, to call attention to the humanitarian crisis in Sudan. He did not intend to directly protest the Chinese government. The fact that they pulled his visa is so contrary to the Olympic ideal it is simply outrageous.”

This isn't the first time he's smacked the world in the face with reality. And to be so blunt on-air during a major event is far more than we could expect from a real reporter, so I guess we need to get it from a sportscaster.