Canadians always shake their heads when reminded of how little Americans know about their neighbour to the north.
Thanks to Regret the Error for posting this Olympic-scale NBC research blunder:
Any Canadian above the age of six would have spotted the problem long before it was broadcast.
Ah well. You see screw-ups in the media all the time.
Entire networks, for example, mistake Sarah Palin for someone worth putting on air.
Nobody ever accused NBC’s Olympics coverage of being accurate, unbiased, or timely.
Shaking their heads in solidarity?
I’ll get me coat…
Painful to watch, ain’t it?
Actually I saw him on Boston Legal and he was hardly twitchy at all.
I had to look that up, of course. Maybe that’s where they got confused… MJF was in four episodes as a cancer patient fighting to get the real drugs instead of a placebo. Did I miss much of the last 20 years of North American pop culture?
Unlike with NBC, apparently CTV actually has a FORMULA for their Olympic coverage.
That’s funny, Az, but I think every country does the same. In Germany the coverage focuses on the Germans, they root for them, they express disappointment when they don’t win, etc.
Cliff – I remember that film! It showed a lot of the frustrations they faced – being completely ignored in Quebec, for instance.
I heard her refer to him as “Michael Fox,” not “Michael J. Fox.” Or did I miss something? Either way, yeah, bummer, but had she said the “J.” it would have been worse.
And just in case — yeah I know who Terry Fox was and I faintly remember a TV-movie about his run across Canada. I remember it mostly because it’s the first instance I can recall of hearing “dammit” or maybe “god dammit” in a show my parents ASKED me to watch with them.
Heh, seen this?
Meredith Vieria is an embarrassing idiot.
I’m not american or Canadian and it’s glaringly obvious to me too
But they actually showed the picture of Michael J. Fox (face)!
I know – and any Canadian would have been able to spot the error before it made it to air.
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