She is a ranking member of the regime. As such, she oversees the genocide of North Korean citizens, the jailing of political dissidents and so forth. And to call her the hero of the Olympic games, to say that she came and won over everyone with a massive charm offensive, and the fact that she may have offended Mike Pence makes her a hero to the Drive-By Media. Their hatred for conservatism is such that anybody else who also shares disagreement or hatred of conservatives, Republicans, or whatever, will be friends with the American left and the Democrat Party.
You know, ratings for this Olympic games are way, way down, and there are a whole host of reasons why. This is on a par with but much worse than the media promoting and siding with the protests of the American flag, the American people, the American military, and the cops when the NFL players took a knee. I mean, the media was all over that too. They thought that was great. That was a statement against America. It's why they love Obama and Michelle.
RUSH: Now you've got Mike Pence who, by the way, they continue to rip Pence for that Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana when he was the governor, they hated that. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act was designed to let people that owned bakeries and photo shops and so forth refuse to do a service for people who violated their religious beliefs. Ergo, if a gay couple came in and wanted you to do the cake for their reception, and you said no, you could be sued if you were using your religious objections, your religious freedoms. So they passed a law saying people are free to do this.
The media went bat crazy, and they scoured the state trying to find a business that would admit that they would not cater a gay wedding. They found a little pizzeria in a suburb of something, a 21-year-old daughter of the owner who didn't know what... I mean, she just had no idea. "Yes, we would. We certainly would not because our religious beliefs say..." That's all the media needed and off and running and the whole state of Indiana is a bunch of bigots and a bunch of homophobes. And they haven't forgotten it, and they're still slamming Pence with that.
I guess there's a couple of gay guys on those people team that said something insulting about Pence, and they built that back up. But these people do not realize. I'm talking about the media. They still don't realize that they are killing the Democrat Party doing this kind of tough. There's nobody in this country romanticizing the North Koreans. There's nobody in this country that thinks Kim Jong-un and his sister would be preferable to Mike Pence.
Okay. Correction. There are some, and it's a lunatic fringe, and it's by no means anywhere near a majority. But the media just can't help itself. And it's just infuriating to have to sit here -- and it's not just one or two. It's 15 different media organizations that joined this parade singing the praises of the sister of Kim Jong-un. She apparently frowned at Pence, and that made her an even bigger hero -- or, I should say, heroine. Now, you know that a lot of people are not watching the Olympics live. The NBC TV ratings are tanking, frankly.
And there are a number of reasons for it. One of the reasons is that NBC's delaying a lot of the events, and yet you can catch them live anywhere you want via streaming. By the time NBC airs some of these big events, like the opening ceremony, they've already been seen by millions of people. They are accessing whatever website they can, whether they're domestic or foreign. And, you know, it's kind of a microcosm for what is happening in sports broadcasting. You can find raw-feed coverage out there where all you get is event.
You don't get any announcers. You don't get any... What do you call those features? Okay so you got some skier from Norway. So we're gonna do a personality package on the guy. So they go to Norway and they do a mini-bio of the guy's life, the adversities he's overcome, being beaten up by his father, growing up near a sewer. Skiing was the only thing to get him out of whatever. You know, do one of those packages. You don't have to put up with that stuff if you don't want to now. If you watch the televised coverage you have to get all of that, all of the...
Nobody shuts up, and the event ceases to be the event. They never let the sport speak for itself. They always have to have commentary, packages, what have you. And I think one of the reasons ratings are down is it's not just the time difference. I would like to know... I don't care enough to actually study it myself. But in an hour of Olympic coverage, how many minutes is actual competition, versus how much is announcers talking to each other about whatever. Personality profile packages of some of the performers -- and, of course, the obligatory piece on the sexual harasser up there in Wisconsin or wherever -- and then advertisements.
I wonder what percentage of every hour's telecast is actually sporting content. (laughing) Anyway, now, folks, do you know it may be too cold for the winter Olympics? They've had to cancel some events because it's too windy. It's too cold. There's freezing rain being swept across the courses, say, for downhill skiing. Headline story here from Bloomberg: "Billionaires and Athletes Freeze at Winter Smacks Olympics." Well, yeah. It's the Winter Olympics! Why is it news that it's winter at the Winter Olympics?
"hese Olympics are being lashed by a winter that’s proving a little too cold for comfort. With temperatures dipping to as low as , the games in South Korea are poised to be the coldest in two decades." How can this be with climate change happening? How can this be with global warming? Nobody's asking that. "The freezing weather, combined with wind gusts of more than 45 miles an hour at some venues, has delayed three alpine skiing competitions and fueled concerns over the safety and performance of athletes.
"It’s also not sparing the throngs of spectators and other celebrities at the event..." Have you seen at this Olympics also has a record number of condoms have been issued to the competitors? (interruption) You didn't see...? (interruption) You're not covering...? (interruption) You're not paying attention to Olympic news, are you? (interruption) Well, I'm not, either, but I have to collect this. You know, we are a primary source of information for millions, and I realize that many may not be paying much attention to it. But I'm just giving little trivia tidbits. The largest number of condoms distributed ever at an Olympics. (interruption)
"They're staying warm that way." Yes.
But it's not new to stay warm that way during wintertime.
But the record number of condoms distributed says something.