The Olympics opening ceremony included a touching memorial tribute to victims of the deadly 7/7 London terror attacks and other loved ones. Scottish singer Emeli Sandé gave a moving performance of “Abide With Me” as stadium screens showed images of those lost.

But those watching the ceremony on NBC didn’t see the tribute.

In a disgraceful move that left viewers fuming, NBC opted to skip that portion of the ceremony in favor of airing Ryan Seacrest’s interview with Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps.

You can watch the emotional memorial censored from the NBC broadcast at Deadspin.

The opening ceremony was not shown live on NBC. Here’s the purported reason:

Apparently “entertainment spectacles” like remembering the lives lost when four suicide bombers killed 52 innocents in London don’t “translate well” to those rubes watching in America.

And what would we do without the “award-winning context” provided by the NBC geniuses who axed a memorial tribute from the opening ceremony coverage? Probably just drool in a corner while eating our own hair.

Here’s some of that “award-winning context” NBC provided during its coverage of the Olympics.

And of course:

Shame on you, NBC.

Want to let NBC know what you think of this despicable decision? Send your tweets to @NBCOlympics and @NBC.


Conservative blogger Sooper Mexican lists other examples of the leftist propensity for obscuring the evils of terrorism.