12.12.13

NBC’s New Sochi Hire : Was Yakov Smirnoff Busy?

Posted in olympics, Sports Journalism, Sports TV at 12:29 pm by

(above : journalism/propaganda vet Pozner reacts to learning he won’t be working alongside Michelle Beadle)

Lest you suspect NBC’s upcoming coverage of the 2014 Winter Games from Sochi would be an endless stream of pro-USA cheerleading, the network has announced their hire of former late night TV fixture Vladimir Pozner, he of countless appearances on ABC’s “Nightline” taking decidedly pro-Soviet positions in heated chats with Ted Koppel. Fangs Bites reports, “Bob Costas will talk with Pozner about the Russian perspective of the Games,” though it would make for high comedy if the latter tailored his commentary to provide a knee-jerky counterpoint to the former.

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