Tonight is NBC’s coverage of the opening ceremonies for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and the NBC commentators are doing their level best to make it about politics. Bob Costas had a short interview with President Obama, opened with politics — a question concerning the lack of high ranking Administration personnel attending the games — and President Obama, to his credit, said that the games were about sports and the athletes. So, what did Mr Costas do? He tried to turn it right back to politics, with a question about homosexuality.
At that point, I changed the channel.