Olympics: Day Four
The series continues, as it will throughout the Games.
"I wish American television would stop using Tiananmen Square as a set. This is a freaking grave. This is a place where a really bad thing happened. We would not tolerate French television coming to New York and using Ground Zero as a backdrop for talking about how happy and merry New Yorkers are. The corporations that own and sponsor the US coverage of the Olympics have to tap dance around the Chinese human rights record, but my lord let's not use this place as a backdrop. People died there." Sports analyst Charlie Pierce on NPR's Only a Game.