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While most people are complaining about the ads and the commentary during the Olympics, I’m hear to talk about something else. I personally don’t mind the advertisements and commentaries because I understand why you need to put them in. But while I was on Tumblr, I saw a clip of the Opening Ceremony as aired on BBC One, and I cannot understand your decision in cutting this clip from your telecast. This clip showed a tribute to terrorism victims. I’m still not sure whether it was specifically to the victims of the London terrorist attack in 2005 or all victims of terrorism in general, but I personally don’t think that it matters. It was one of the most beautiful parts of the entire ceremony in my opinion, and its message was undeniably one of the most important of the whole ceremony. As a country that has been greatly affected by terrorism, I find it appalling that the network representing the USA in the Olympics chose to leave that part out of their telecast to the American people. Families and friends of the American victims of terrorist attacks probably would have been very moved by that segment of the ceremony, and I honestly think you robbed those people of a little bit of comfort from the city of London. If New York had been chosen to host these Olympics, and the Opening Ceremony had a tribute to the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks, how do you think we would feel if BBC chose to cut that from their broadcast to the British people? I for one would be furious. And I am furious at NBC for believing the American public would rather see an interview with Michael Phelps (which we’ve seen multiple times before) than this tribute. I’ve never been more saddened with a corporation. You have insulted Danny Boyle, all of the volunteers, the London 2012 planning committee, the IOC, the entire city of London, the friends and family of terrorism victims, and most importantly, the memory of those victims.