Severely Canadian: Oly Coverage Is ‘Death Porn’?

I love my Canadian brothers and sisters so it pained me to see their media’s overreaction to the so-called embarrassment of the Olympic torch malfunction and training death of the Georgian luger yesterday.

Vancouver Games Olympic Torch Malfunction

(Okay, Gretz could’ve used some powder)

The Opening Ceremonies were magnificient, yet five of the first six grafs in the VANCOUVER SUN’s account of Friday night lamented one of the four torch towers failing to rise from the floor. (Who gives a damn!)

Vancouver Games Olympic Torch Malfunction

Then there’s the coverage of the random death of anonymous Georgian luge participant Nodar Kumaritashvili, which the Sun characterized asdeath porn.”

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