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Unconfirmed propaganda... "Inane thread of the week"
In message <33F66EB2.314B@ix.netcom.com> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> Also, American mass media traditionally does not cover the types of sports
> (and their name is legion) where Americans don't win, and/or which they did
> not invent.
Cricket. Handball. Lacrosse. Hockey. Etc.
> The moral of this tale: mass media stinks internationally.
True. If you stayed your entire life in the UK, you would never know that
handball existed. We have a new(ish) television programme in the UK called
"Transworld Sport" that specialises in giving airtime to less well konw (in the
UK) sports. It even reported on the "World Series" - first report I've ever
seen outside the USA.
> Also, as far as the *horray-patriotism* goes, the USA quite successefully
> rival the USSR. Quite easily observed by a traned eye of somebody, who has
> lived in both countries. A number of my fellow-country men on the list would
> probably confirm this.
All countries are the same. If you watched the Los Angeles Olympics from
Germany, you would have though Ulrike Maihoffer was the only contestant.
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