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I forgot to mention the most bizarre moment of the public TV olympics coverage in service of the referendum campaign. You may recall that Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini, part of the Refugee Olympic Athletes Team as a swimmer, won her heat in 100 metres butterfly. In the live coverage of Hungary's public TV, the live commentator started by introducing all her competitors but not her (despite her story of rescuing fellow refugees from a capsized boat), then fell silent when she took the lead, and later began to speak about an also-ran Hungarian swimmer in another event. When the scandal broke, the commentator had the gall to claim that his TV screen broke down just when Mardini was shown and he got an incomplete list of names...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Oct 3rd, 2016 at 05:42:45 PM EST

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