Protesting NBC's Exclusive Olympic Coverage
Vancouver was great, but NBC's 2012 Olympic coverage has been beyond abysmal, and very disrespectful to the athletes as well as the viewers who have jobs and bedtimes. In another historic Olympics with an especially strong field of female athletes, NBC made some very bad choices that took advantage of their monopoly on coverage in America, choices not limited to featuring more talking heads than event coverage, most of that coverage taking place after much of the US work force went to bed for work, the 'Bodies in Motion' soft-porn video that was so objectifying to female athletes and revolting to those of us who saw it, graphic commercials during the day that scared children during family time, airing the dancing monkey commercial after a piece on outstanding gold medalist Gabby Douglas, and an almost unquantifiable number of other judgment lapses. This petition is to make a showing to the IOC and NBC executives that they need to re-think their coverage tactics of the Olympics. NBC's ratings would've been totally thrashed had other networks been able to broadcast in America.