Friday, July 27, 2012

How do you even get out of bed?

How do you even get out of bed in the morning if you rely on the Fair 'n' Balanced Network for your agenda-setting needs?

A controversy is brewing over whether the United States should break tradition and dip the American flag at the opening ceremony Friday night for the London Olympics-- despite the fact that doing so would violate US Flag Code.

Scott Blackmun, the CEO of the United States Olympic Committee, told Reuters they were discussing the matter internally.

"We've talked about that a little bit and you never know what is going to happen," Blackmun told the news agency.

But later a spokesman for the USOC sent Fox News a statement calling the Reuter's report "not accurate."

"We have made an official recommendation to the athlete, not to dip the flag," the spokesperson told Fox News. "We have also spoken to the athlete advisory committee and they are in agreement."

Since this was the top story of the late afternoon, and it's now past midnight in London, and Mary Poppins and Voldemort and Pooh have all had it out (with, apparently, an audio appearance by the TARDIS), doesn't journalistic etiquette kinda require telling us whether the blood-dimmed tide* was actually loosed? I'm waiting for the update.

* With the AP quoting William Blake, I'd have to say the presumptive answer is "yes."



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