Earlier today, Garry Kasparov accused NBC Sports of pushing Putin propaganda. This latest downplay of decades of communism probably won’t make Kasparov change his mind about the network that’s airing the Sochi Olympics.

Many viewers of the opening ceremony couldn’t believe their ears when the narrator referred to decades of Soviet-era communism as a “pivotal experiment”:


Wow. There’s downplaying, and then there’s downplaying. Did Putin get to personally edit NBC’s scripts?

What’s next for NBC?

Update: Here’s a Vine video of the “pivotal experiments” narration:


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