To an extent I can see their point in not covering Shin’s case in prime time. We are in America and residents of this country want to see their countrymen compete. But instead of showing nauseating profile pieces about Missy Franklin and how much she loves Justin Bieber or an interview where Andrea Kremer asks a swimmer what their strategy was (obviously their strategy was to win, Andrea), couldn’t NBC have donated five minutes to the biggest story of the Olympic Games to that point?

Jay Sanin on how NBC neglected the “saddest story of the Olympics”

Oh, and it’s also worth mentioning that NBC also didn’t think Americans were mature enough to see the North Korea / South Korea ping pong match. Nope, the special presentation about Scottish bagpipe rock band ‘Red Hot Chili Pipers’ was way more important.