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Delayed Olympics Coverage
I drew a rough of this cartoon today and thought about how it wasn’t really hard hitting and wouldn’t make all the crazy conservatives mad who comment on my blog. That made me sad. Then I overheard everyone in the newsroom talking about how horrible of a job NBC has done covering the Olympics. When something is widely discussed, I wanna draw a cartoon on it.
I didn’t mind the delayed opening ceremony because that was fun to watch. But I do mind watching the swimming relays around midnight all the while knowing the results. I made a joke with a coworker that by the time NBC covers it it’ll be in the newspaper. Ugh.
And on top of all that Bob Costas is annoying.
A lot of cartoonists beat up on each other on drawing cartoons with people watching TV. Yeah, they’re right. It’s a tired image. I’m trying to avoid it. However, how else are most people watching the olympics?