Games coverage jingoistic
While the rest of the world watch the Olympic Games, we are so lucky to be able to watch the Australian Games. What super coverage by Channel 9 to only televise events that involve home-grown talent (mostly). Why televise the semi-finals with swimmers such as Lochte and Phelps when you can watch hockey with Australia playing? And if you don’t like the event on Nine, go to Gem and watch it inHD— how’s that for choice? The commentators are biased and most are amateurs. James Brayshaw should see an optician and get his rose-coloured glasses replaced. Some of his comments are gems—‘‘Australia are beautifully placed’’ (4th and about 25m to go), ‘‘ Australia are not out of it yet’’ (three boat lengths behind and about 50m to go). It’s the commentators and the media that make these athletes think they are bullet-proof, cocky and invincible.