NBC Conveniently Ignores Gay Medalist’s Gayness

The reviews coming in on NBC’s coverage of the Olympics are still reviewed. Were they willing perpetrators in a abuse-covering escapade seen the world over? Were they strong journalists working to report the facts, no matter the cost? In reality, they were something in the middle: Earnest reporters shackled by their bosses’ desires to provide an entertaining, not-too-thought-provoking Olympic spectacle. The king stay the king.

Matthew Mitcham

That doesn’t absolve NBC of the small things it could have done to improve their coverage, and this is one of them: The network forgot to mention the sexual orientation of Matthew Mitcham, the only openly gay male competing at the Olympics, even after he won a gold medal.

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