Jon Stewart Slams NBC For Cutting Tribute To London Terror Victims: [ send to a friend ]
Jon Stewart is slamming NBC for cutting a tribute to victims of the London bomb attacks in July 2005 from its broadcast of the Olympics opening ceremony.
NBC instead cut away and showed American viewers Ryan Seacrest's interview with swimmer Michael Phelps.
The network's Sports spokesman, Greg Hughes, explained the decision was made because they tailor the Olympics for an American audience: "Our program is tailored for the US television audience. It's a credit to Danny Boyle that it required so little editing."
"You're NBC! You don't know how to tailor television for an American audience!," quipped Stewart on the Daily Show.
"You wouldn't air a six-minute tribute to the rest of the world's terrorist victims because the world's most overexposed land mammal had a chance to speak to the world's most overexposed water-based mammal. Why would you do that?"
"Why not just go all the way?," wondered Stewart. "Just give us the all-LeBron parade."
The attack killed 52 commuters and four suicide bombers on London's transit network.