Sunday, 29 July 2012

London 2012 Olympics: The schism between media coverage and reality continues.

There has been continuing unanimous praise in the media for Danny Boyle’s silly Olympics show.

For example, on LBC talk-radio today, the question under discussion was, ‘Does Danny Boyle deserve a knighthood for the Olympics opening ceremony show that he produced?’

- that is, it is taken as a given that the show is praiseworthy; the only question is how praiseworthy.

But we also learn today that there have been a scandalous number of empty seats at various events, including even the much-hyped and –lauded opening ceremony.

The media deals with this schism between image and reality in its usual way: by ignoring it.

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