Mitcham gets an (overdue) apology

Posted on 28 Aug 2008 at 5:26pm

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We have a story in Friday’s print edition (link to it here) where columnist Hardy Haberman opines about the (bad) decision of NBC not to show gay Olympic gold medalist Matthew Mitcham’s partner or even profile the upset diving victor.

Now comes this news report online: 

“NBC Olympics President Gary Zenkel has apologized to Australian gold-medal winner Matthew Mitcham for not profiling the openly gay diver during the network’s coverage or showing his partner in the stands at the time of his victory. ‘We regret that we missed the opportunity to tell Matthew Mitcham’s story. We apologize for this unintentional omission,’ Zenkel said.”

 Maybe four years from now, NBC can enter the 21st century.

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