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Unconfirmed propaganda... "Inane thread of the week"

In message <33F66EB2.314B@ix.netcom.com> e6941tb@ix.netcom.com 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.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club