(E) What does it take for a country like Croatia to be
In response to some of the comments generated by NBC's biased broadcast of the most watched opening of the Winter Olympic ceremonies in history, I have to agree that NBC needs to re think their portrayal of American ideals. America is the ONLY place in the world where ethnicities, religions, nationalities from all around the world can come together and live in decent harmony. Why NBC has decided to ignore some of the other nationalities in the world (Croatia being one of them) is quite mystifying.
Was not Croatia the country that placed itself on the media map by winning third place in the previous World Cup? Was not Croatia (in the hands of Goran Ivanesevic) the holder of the Wimbledon title this past summer? Was not Croatia a country that found itself in a dreadful struggle for independence during the last decade? Is not Croatia the home country to some of the most successful business men in the United States and world? What does it take to get a country like Croatia to be "news worthy?"
The success stories that come out of such a small country that has struggled through years of war and economic difficulties should in fact be incredibly inspiring to people across all borders. The odds that these people were up against would seem insurmountable to the average American who has been fortunate enough to live in what many foreigners describe as "the land of opportunity". NBC, as a representation and example of American media, should rethink it's choices to "ignore" smaller countries that in their eyes seem insignificant. It is an embarrassing portrayal of ignorance that unfairly associates itself with American culture as a whole.
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