12 February 2010 @ 08:30 pm
Many tweets of outrage at NBC showing fatal luge crash  
marcdiaz: Why is NBC showing that luge tragedy so much - can't stand to watch that stuff. #failNBC
twitteratti: footage of luge accident was a bit un-nerving. wasn't sure if it was appropriate for young kids. #Olympics #nbc
DanRaviv: Watching #olympics with awe, NBC doing usual gr8 visual job. What a sad backdrop, the death of the luge man from Repub.of Georgia.
francesk: And more than once. Had to put hands over small eyes. RT @mamaerika: I cannot believe NBC is showing the luge accident. Tasteless.
heatherGenXXL: NBC, dude. I think you're an hour behind. I suggest skipping the first 20 if you don't want to see the luge accident.@markdavidson
JennLynnC: Whoa! NBC is showing the actual wreck of the Luge accident!
SportSlant: Am behind until Open Ceremony starts (skipping ads) but 1st reax to NBC's luge death story: did we need to see it in slo-mo 3 times? #olybiz
barbmallon: NBC Nightly News, I'm disappointed in you. Showing the luge man's death three times (one slow mo). That was not necessary & disrespectful.
Corey_Witt: NBC's opening from 7:30-7:50 was excellent Well done reporting w/ Luge incident & great story/tribute on Canada by Tom Brokaw. Solid jrnlism
hipployta: I'm going to be real...all this talk about whether or not kids saw the Luge death on CNN or NBC...ya'll know kids aren't watching the news
mochamomma: @sassymonkey I'm still hung up on NBC showing the luge video over and over. For shame.
Changeist: Dear NBC: there was no need to show the luge accident video 2x. Show some respect.
ADRock_R8drNatn: Not really sure NBC should have showed that guy speeding to his death. Also not sure if luger is correct, or maybe lugist? Luge runner?
jondmiller: NBC: do we really need to see 10 replays of luge death? I can't let my 7 yr old even watch the Olympics. Gruesome.
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dylanyounkin: RT @freakshowmikey: NBC just showed the guy crashing and dying on the luge in SLOW MOTION. Thanks NBC. Stay classy.
sgoodger: I'm shocked & sad that #NBC showed the luge accident. I admit, I wanted 2 see, but was fully not expecting to. Praying for his team & family
mdunmore: I can't believe NBC showed that luge accident. Poor taste. #fb
pops28: damn, what's with NBC showing the video of the luge crash??? damn! #olympics
lanehartwell: RT @LATshowtracker: As Vancouver Olympics begin, NBC airs footage of fatal luge crash http://bit.ly/cX95Ed (expand)
tboracer: Shame on you, NBC! Was it necessary to show the accident that killed the Georgian luge athlete?
LATshowtracker: As Vancouver Olympics begin, NBC airs footage of fatal luge crash http://bit.ly/cX95Ed (expand)
bethanyedwards: NBC can show the footage of a man crashing and dieing in the luge. But GOD FORBID anyone have to hear the word shit or see a female nipple!
LukeSinak: NBC just showed the clip of the luge athlete that wrecked and died this morning in training... pretty shocked they showed it quite honestly
jensnashville: Watchn NBC countdown 2 Olympics. Sad 2 hear passing of georgian luge athlete.
adammichelin: RT @rebunting: WTF @nbc. i didn't need to see the footage of Georgian Luge Olympian Kumaritashvili's fatal accident at all, much less...
lauraiva: Video | GRAPHIC content: Luge crash | NBC Olympics - http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/assetid=8ea579e0-4f39-46f6-b708-982101927f20.html
2Cute4TO: @BrookeLockart yep, I get NBC - are you watching a profile on the luge death today?
tonitagliarino: @NBC #Olympics Ski Jump that's awesome. More ski jump, less luge death #realitycheck #NBC
sportswatch: NBC didn't shy away from luge death in first segment. Peacocks in delicate spot balancing journalism w/getting viewers fired up for Games.
mrjabba: @pitchinvasion "reshowing footage of the luge accident?" Yeah, tastless NBC. Wife saw on CNN & wrote a nasty feedback. Doesnt need to b seen
CJFinch2: RT @cjfinch: The death of a Georgian Athlete in the Luge today is gut wrenching and numbing. #Olympics Poor taste by #NBC for airing slow motion video.
superigor: RT @OntheDLpodcast: You have to applaud NBC for handling this luge story up front the way they did. A bit surprised they kept showing the accident.
chuckysal: GRAPHIC content: Video of Georgian Luge crash (from start) | NBC Olympics - http://bit.ly/b7uqRJ (expand) #fb
HighYeller: @areefuhstanklin NBC was showing when that Olympian got killed on the luge today! They was showing it ovah & ovah & ovah & them some more.
cjfinch: The death of a Georgian Athlete in the Luge today is gut wrenching and numbing. #Olympics Poor taste by #NBC for airing slow motion video.
Tcagent: #NBC #olympics Luge is a very serious sport. awful to see that kid die. why weren't those posts padded? why no barriers between the people?!
Sonyers: RT @basseyworld: Wow. Why the crap would NBC show the actual luge accident that killed that man? WHY!? [Irresponsible]
YEMolly: Me too!! Devastating! :( RT @CarsonY101: I cringe every time NBC shows that video from the Luge death today at the Winter Olympics...
sophia_s77: RT @freakshowmikey: NBC just showed the guy crashing and dying on the luge in SLOW MOTION. Thanks NBC. Stay classy.
TheSquare: Interesting newsroom discussion about what to do with the luge video. We're not showing the actual crash, NBC is.
jordank66: RT @iceburghNHL: Agreed. Lawsuit coming for those unpadded posts. RT @NYGExaminer: NBC showing luge crash is one thing. In ultra slow motion is disgusting
Celloc: Just watched the video of the Georgian guy die on the luge track... I hate that NBC showed it.
CynStamstad: @basseyworld Thanks for the heads up re the luge accident footage NBC is showing - sick and wrong... #ShameOnNBC
gannon_ncsu: Hey NBC, it wasnt the luge that killed that guy. It was the exposed steel beams 1' from the track! Who's the genius behind that design!? #fb
BamBam75: Warning or no, NBC, showing the COMPLETE footage of the Georgian Olympic Luge Racer die earlier is completely uncalled for! R.I.P. #olympics
JessieLynne: Video | GRAPHIC content: Luge crash | NBC Olympics - http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/assetid=4d69df22-dc17-4356-8385-b075a080b00a.html
justajot: Definitely, decency! RT @vitawash: I kinda feel like they did not need to show that poor kid actually dying on the luge run. Not cool, NBC.
tanker1975: Alright @NBC we understand. Stop showing the luge accident. You can report on it without showing it in slow mo 50 times. Sad day.
naomicohen: Even YouTube had the decency to yank the video of the 21yr old Georgian dying in the luge accident. Prime time NBC doesn't?!?
mserven: @QueenofSpain It's an NBC stupidity thing. They wait until the families on the west coast to get home so they can see... some luge death
iceburghNHL: Coming soon to the Olympics ... the Nerf-Padded Luge! #NBC
rebunting: WTF @nbc. i didn't need to see the footage of Georgian Luge Olympian Kumaritashvili's fatal accident at all, much less while eating dinner.
Andrew2893: RT @profblmkelley: RT @basseyworld: Wow. Why the crap would NBC show the actual luge accident that killed that man? WHY!?//A tabloid horror.
rtlewis777: RT @profblmkelley: RT @basseyworld: Wow. Why the crap would NBC show the actual luge accident that killed that man? WHY!?//A tabloid horror.
tracytran: I have to say, NBC had to show the luge footage. My problem was the segment, which was too cheesy (ie, ?: what are your emotions & cutaway)
marlasinger_tr: What would NBC have talked about these past 10 minutes had the luge accident not occured?
TilasBusted: @NBC needs to stop showing the luge accident over & over. My kids are stoked to watch the ceremony & I don't want them seeing that.
Peschko: RT @profblmkelley: RT @basseyworld: Wow. Why the crap would NBC show the actual luge accident that killed that man? WHY!?//A tabloid horror.
Peschko: RT @profblmkelley: RT @basseyworld: Wow. Why the crap would NBC show the actual luge accident that killed that man? WHY!?//A tabloid horror.
shahpriya: RT @merubin: NBC showing luge accident over & over again in slow-mo is freakishly classless and tasteless voyeurism. #olympics
mochachick8: Did NBC just show the luge athlete's accident? Not in the best of taste.
profblmkelley: RT @basseyworld: Wow. Why the crap would NBC show the actual luge accident that killed that man? WHY!?//A tabloid horror.
LAShea76: @TheDailyBlonde was watching on NBC and then Cardi commercial came on where they fall off the ice luge onto mattress..talk about bad timing
davidburn: RT @QueenofSpain: NBC getting HAMMERED in my tweet stream for showing luge death ... we don't get coverage here until 730pm pacific. #eastcoastcansuckit
brettprofitt: Wow NBC...way to detract from honoring the victim of the luge accident by showing the accident videos and bloody pictures.
merubin: NBC showing luge accident over & over again in slow-mo is freakishly classless and tasteless voyeurism. #olympics
vitawash: I kinda feel like they did not need to show that poor kid actually dying on the luge run. Not cool, NBC.
grantburhans: RT @epltalk: Watching the Winter Olympics on NBC. Gosh, that luge course looks incredibly dangerous. RIP Nodar Kumaritashvili.
Smashbase: WOW. Poor guy......Video | GRAPHIC content: Luge crash | NBC #Olympics http://bit.ly/brvOnd (expand)
Evil_Erato: Could've done without footage of the luge crash, NBC. Really. In other Olympics commentary - WTF is Brokaw wearing? Did he go colorblind?
MikeDistracted: I am DISGUSTED at NBC for showing the video of the Olympic athlete's fatal luge crash...very disrespectful to his family!
mksclr: Thank you NBC that luge story & video was not quite kid-friendly; way to open the primetime Olympics #fb
Marvelous1908: CNN has shown it 2 RT @areefuhstanklin RT @basseyworld Wow. Why the crap would NBC show the actual luge accident that killed that man? WHY!?
MER11: Whoa! I'm not watching opening ceremonies but reading that NBC showed the luge video? Awful!
kerndy: thinks that NBC showing medics doing CPR on the luge athlete was beyond the pale. Tasteless.
kylydia: @NBC PLEASE stop showing the luge accident video. It's horrifying and unnecessary and disrespectful.
xayide: I couldnt believe it. RT @basseyworld: Wow. Why the crap would NBC show the actual luge accident that killed that man? WHY!?
brianbaute: Wow. As much as the IOC tried to embargo online video of today's luge accident, NBC showed it in slo-mo. (video) http://post.ly/Naeg
cliffordpugh: RT @culturemap Is the Olympic luge course too dangerous? NBC kicks off 17-days of Olympic coverage - 2010-Feb-... http://is.gd/8eCEC (expand)
claud_wad: Is disappointed in NBC for showing the video of the luge athlete that died today. I think its completely unethical.
icedcorn: I love how NBC keeps saying how bad the video of the luge guy dying is, yet keeps showing it.
fcessiogba: RT @epltalk: Watching the Winter Olympics on NBC. Gosh, that luge course looks incredibly dangerous. RIP Nodar Kumaritashvili.
Rain_S: Me too!-->I KNOW! Had to change it. RT @jadedandboring: JFC NBC showing video of the guy who died on the luge today? #FAIL /via @meadowc
tonitheisen: RT @LadyBlueICU: Good lord NBC..yikes. May he RIP #Olympics #Luge
EmilyDitman: Was it really necessary to show the actual luge crash on tv? Seriously NBC, that was too far.
wesoawesome: Video | GRAPHIC content: Luge crash (from start) | NBC Olympics http://bit.ly/947fXk (expand)
CarsonY101: I cringe every time NBC shows that video from the Luge death today at the Winter Olympics...
ssravp: Dear NBC, Based on my Twitter feed. You fucked up showing that luge accident once, let alone a half dozen times. Jackasses. Sincerely, Scott
margofranssen: RT @Jamberta: I thought the Olympics Committee took the luge videos off youtube out of respect. Nope. It was for NBC copyright.
travisrmartin: Ok NBC...we probably didn't need to see slow motion footage from 3 different angles of a man hurtling to his death in the luge. Have som ...
TonyShephard_: #WinterOlympics Here is a good question for all of you out there do you think NBC show have shown the luge crash video?
bythepint: Just watched NBC replay the luge crash a dozen times. Everything after the seventh just seemed like overkill. Pun intended...
rhonmark: Surprised to have seen the luge accident, vid shown by NBC. Surreal. RIP to a Georgian Olympian Nodar. #Vancouver #winterolympics
lifeasgreenie: RT @epltalk: Watching the Winter Olympics on NBC. Gosh, that luge course looks incredibly dangerous. RIP Nodar Kumaritashvili.
thegnomemobile: Thinks it is absolutly inexcusable & unnecessary for them to show the luge crash...stay classy NBC.
learningforevil: RT @pipsipirate: At least CTV is showing the luge accident footage less often than NBC-Everytime I change the channel over to NBC its playing #vancouver2010
ilovepapercuts: NBC should NOT be showing video of that luge accident (over & over & over) (via @my4brats) I agree!
danruss: Could've done without NBC's coverage of the deadly luge accident at the #Olympics. Would they show if ratings and money didn't demand it?
PghFun1: thinks it's in VERY poor taste for @nbc to REPEATEDLY show slow-motion footage of today's tragic luge accident. #olympics #fb
ElyssaK: Watching the coverage on NBC of the luge track in Vancouver. That thing sounds like a death trap!
ciwanski1: RT @freakshowmikey: NBC just showed the guy crashing and dying on the luge in SLOW MOTION. Thanks NBC. Stay classy.
scooter115: RT @freakshowmikey: NBC just showed the guy crashing and dying on the luge in SLOW MOTION. Thanks NBC. Stay classy.
firewalk: Dear NBC. You suck on so many different levels I can't even begin to describe it. Was there a need to show the luge video in primetime?
jlenmartin: I am disappointed in NBC choosing to repeatedly air the death of the luge Georgian athlete today. Definite thumbs down. #NBC
DrWhiskey694: Can't believe they just showed the video ofthe Olympic luge guy dying on NBC.
indidad: who is the guy on NBC that just compared the luge tragedy to an NHRA race in NJ where "Doug Kalikka" died?
Champingthebit: Aaaagh NBC just showed the luge accident without warning, had to turn away and shield my 11 yr old, we both know we couldn't handle it
gliddenmark: Is NBC showing the deadly luge run responsible jounalism or insensitive sensationalism? #olympics
iceburghNHL: Agreed. Lawsuit coming for those unpadded posts. RT @NYGExaminer: NBC showing luge crash is one thing. In ultra slow motion is disgusting
GLDNGRLY: RT @USABreakingNews: JUST IN: NBC SPORTS: Georgian team to stay and compete at Olympics after fatal luge accident.
OntheDLpodcast: You have to applaud NBC for handling this luge story up front the way they did. A bit surprised they kept showing the accident.
TkPkAvi: Wow, NBC just showed (like 6 times) the video of that Georgian luge racer getting pwned by a steel support column. Nasty crash.
tonytellez: Just saw the video of the luge accident that claimed a life. Shocked NBC would show it.
pastorbuhro: NBC chose to play & replay footage of a fatal luge accident in Van. in which a sledder slammed into an support beam. Plus close ups of CPR.
GARich74: OK, NBC, we get it. Someone tragically died during luge practice. We don't need to see it over and over. #van2010
vanessakay70: It just showed the luge accident on NBC Nightly News. Words cannot describe it. Very sad. More than a dozen accidents on that track today.
Megebee: What would NBC have talked about these past 10 minutes had the luge accident not occured? #Olympics
Tannerman: Kudos to NBC to leading with the luge accident story and having the boldness to run the video footage
mostmodernist: should not be showing in repeated slow motion video of luge death #nbc #badform
glowmoment: too much, I agree RT @basseyworld: Wow. Why the crap would NBC show the actual luge accident that killed that man? WHY!?
rivkin: Amen. RT: @stovewithahouse: NBC needs to stop showing video of that luge athlete getting killed.
Jamberta: I thought the Olympics Committee took the luge videos off youtube out of respect. Nope. It was for NBC copyright.
nowforruin: RT @CapriciousC: Seriously, NBC - I understand covering the luge accident, but showing video of the accident is in poor taste, IMO.
JESS44903: @joehall Didn't hear about it? Some athlete from the country of Georgia died today during a practice run of the Luge...and @nbc showed it.
allisoncc: RT @handbanana888: Holy shit! NBC just showed the luge crash. Oh my god. Just terrible. #Vancouver2010
lmdupont: really wish NBC would stop repeating the luge footage of that guy dying. his family doesn't need to see that over and over
QueenofSpain: NBC getting HAMMERED in my tweet stream for showing luge death ... we don't get coverage here until 730pm pacific. #eastcoastcansuckit
PatBrough: Amazed they should #luge crash in slow mo on NBC tonight. #olympics
beardluxurious: NBC reporter asking "can you describe your feelings"? about luge death. Seriously??? That's such a throwaway question. Freakin' gay.
vilkomerson: NBC, we really don't need to see that poor Luge-r dying over and over again. #2010
digitalmaverick: RT @pitchinvasion: Wow, does NBC really have to keep reshowing the footage of the luge accident?
craigrocks1: I can not believe that NBC replayed the video of that luge person dying. The media is out of control.
supersarah1225: this nbc coverage on the luge accident is wicked sad, i'm tearing up. the video is awful to watch.
HealthfulH: Do we really need to see the replay of the dead luge guy crashing?? #NBC
pitchinvasion: Wow, does NBC really have to keep reshowing the footage of the luge accident?
JasonCainATX: Why on earth does NBC keep showing the fatal luge crash in super slow motion?!
ChrisColquitt: Hey NBC please stop showing the video of the luge athlete dying as he flys off the course - very disrespectful...
MarkSchofield: Does #NBC need to keep showing this luge accident? #Olympics
BlackGreenGold: Why the hell would they show the video of the luge accident on NBC? Show some damn respect. #NBC #Olympics
DanielleNeil: Dear NBC, please stop playing that poor man's wreck on the luge course in Vancouver. No one needs to see that over and over.
SarahCal1: Disturbed. NBC keeps replaying that Olympian's death in the luge over and over...
egoetz3: NBC keeps showing the Georgian luge slider Nodar Kumaritashvili's crash over and over. It's simply horrible that NBC keeps showing it.
freakshowmikey: NBC just showed the guy crashing and dying on the luge in SLOW MOTION. Thanks NBC. Stay classy.
lisakbeach: Maybe it's just me, NBC News, but I don't actually want to see the luge guy crash and die. Seems unnecessary.
jeremyorion: I'm really uncomfortable with @nbc's showing of the accident that killed the Georgian luge athlete. They replayed it 3 or 4 times. #fail
chriselrod: Can't believe NBC keeps showing the footage of the luge guy dying. Classless!!!
DawgPound99: RT @rick1missy: WTF. NBC showing a luge guy flying off the course and dying. Poor taste NBC.<<-- agreed.
zedgirl: NBC! my children are watching the olympics coverage too! stop showing the horrible luge crash!!!!!
mzemek: RT @basseyworld: Wow. Why the crap would NBC show the actual luge accident that killed that man? WHY!?
neenabee: I cannot believe that #NBC is showing-on repeat-the luge tradegy on primetime TV. Its gruesome and so wrong
rlionsfan: NBC is totally out of bounds, showing the luge athlete dying. They're repeating it, too. Could that be any more insensitive?
sdma49: RT @UnstableIsotope: OMG, NBC is showing footage of the luge accident. Why weren't those steel beams padded? #olympics
k92angryzack: I can't believe NBC showed that luge death video for the #WinterOlympics
ladydewinter: They just showed the luge crash on NBC - twice. Holy god, that was brutal. Why weren't those poles padded?!
mig13: RT@rick1missy: WTF. NBC showing a luge guy flying of the course and dying. Poor taste NBC. I'm sure is family really enjoyed that . R.I.P.
edragic: Can't believe NBC decided to show that poor luge athlete crashing and dying. Regardless, a terrible tragedy. Sucks.
Seanfranchise6: RT @epltalk: Watching the Winter Olympics on NBC. Gosh, that luge course looks incredibly dangerous. RIP Nodar Kumaritashvili.
ejboeke: I can't believe NBC keeps showing the luge crash. It's so sad...
joegerstandt: Not certain what OMGWTFBBQ stands for but it just cracked me up RT @ayse: OMGWTFBBQ! WTH is NBC doing showing the luge crash?
jlmcadoo: NBC should stop showing it. It does nothing to honor this athlete. RT @Punch_InTheFace: They really just showed the luge video-slow motion.
mikezelin: Shame on you NBC for showing that horrific luge accident and made all of us see a poor kid killed on the spot sensationalism has a new low
JohnnyK: Why is NBC showing the luge crash multiple times? Horrific crash for sure but I dont need to see it 5x!
Grosssman: Unreal RT @julieQ: NBC showing the actual fatal luge footage is heartbreaking and unfortunate.
nospmisj: NBC opens coverage with footage of luge death. Classy, NBC. Classy.
funchords: ... shame on NBC Nightly News and anyone else who shows the tape of deadly luge crash.
kerryannphilly: @kel_surprise NBC showed the Georgian Olympic luge accident that result in a death.
Warriordog1011: RT @ssravp: 1. Why the FUCK is NBC showing the luge accident? 2. Why aren't those pillars padded?...I bet they are now.
vinomommy: Warning for parents NBC is showing the luge accident...yeah my kids just saw it...my kids just can't be near tv these days...
snaphappy: @nbc RT @lauriewrites: Dear NBC News, please stop showing this poor luge competitor dying from slamming into a metal pole. It's not right.
Katchin05: WHAT!? RT @basseyworld: Wow. Why the crap would NBC show the actual luge accident that killed that man? WHY!?
mybtsa: can't believe NBC just showed the death of the luge athlete, blood and all. Classless act, NBC.
handbanana888: Holy shit! NBC just showed the luge crash. Oh my god. Just terrible. #Vancouver2010
rlionsfan: the media is totally out of control. NBC is showing all kinds of luge accidents in light of the death that happened. Fuckin assholes.
rlionsfan: the media is totally out of control. NBC is showing all kinds of luge accidents in light of the death that happened. Fuckin assholes.
Zaphod85: #Luge #Olympics @sportsguy33 Did anybody else just see the video of that luge crash that NBC just showed? Can't believe that shown on tv
davidkalan: I'm pretty surprised NBC chose to show footage of the deadly luge run.
DuhNell14: Can NOT believe that NBC just showed the Graphic Pictures of the fatal Luge accident! Yes, they warned graphic, but no one should see that.
roonoid: Watching the NBC coverage of the luge accident....brought tears. I am so sad for him and his family.
nicolaishuman: I'm shocked that NBC is showing the luge crash. Is this network TV or a Faces of Death video?
RobHoffmann: Rob gives NBC credit for covering the luge death in Vancouver today at the start of the Olympics. But w... http://bit.ly/atU5qy (expand) (Facebook)
matttjackson: Holy crap NBC just showed that guy fall off on his luge on television. Terrifying stuff.
CraigMacPherson: Not happy that NBC just broadcast incredibly graphic footage of the #olympics luge crash and aftermath. Hope others didn't.
ZuneSceneForums: NBC right now is covering how dangerous the luge track is. a slider was killed today when he crashed
jjabraham: Why is the Whistler luge track still open? More than a dozen crashes according to @nbc by the world's best lugers? That doesn't seem right..
christianafitz: can someone explain to me why nbc keeps showing the luge crash/death?
scottweisbrod: What is up with this luge track in Vancouver? From the footage on NBC, it looks and sounds like the "Luge of Death". Is it worth it?
anthony_scherer: Who would sign up for the Luge, that stuff is too serious. I can't believe they showed the video on NBC. http://myloc.me/3L6dv
pdp7: WTF they are showing the whole video of the #luge crash on #NBC. That really doesn't seem appropriate. #depressing
JDGreving: Thinks that nbc should stop showing the footage of luge guy crashing.
hayleyyyy713: RT @cherrule: IKR :( RT @basseyworld Wow. Why the crap would NBC show the actual luge accident that killed that man? WHY!?
julieq: NBC showing the actual fatal luge footage is heartbreaking and unfortunate.
daveschwartz: There was no reason for NBC to show footage of the luge accident. Twice. If you want to give viewers an option, direct them to your website.
rick1missy: WTF. NBC showing a luge guy flying of the course and dying. Poor taste NBC. I'm sure is family really enjoyed the show. R.I.P.
jmaslar: Dear NBC there was NO REASON to show the luge accident - the last moments of a mans life - in it's entirety at 7:30... seriously.
MeadowC: I KNOW! Had to change it. RT @jadedandboring: JFC NBC. You're showing video of the guy who died on the luge course today? #FAIL
tardisgrl: Not sure how I feel about NBC showing the luge accident that killed the Georgian luger.
stovewithahouse: NBC needs to stop showing video of that luge athlete getting killed.
TheLogoFactory: IOC taking down luge crash vids from YouTube citing copyright restrictions. Good. Wish NBC would follow suit.
JacobTidwell: cannot believe #NBC just aired actual video of the Georgian luge athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili crashing and ultimately losing his life.
KCity65: NBC, I can't believe you just showed video of the luge accident! :(
EdRad: OMG .. NBC is showing the video of that guy that died on the luge today. .. not sure we really needed to see it.
Sk8ieSH: Geez, NBC is snowing videos from the luge track. I wouldn't be surprised if someone else died. Scary!
cherrule: IKR :( RT @basseyworld Wow. Why the crap would NBC show the actual luge accident that killed that man? WHY!?
rileymears: I don't think they should have shown the pic of them trying to revive the luge player bad choice NBC @Mcoop
rtlewis777: RT @UnstableIsotope: OMG, NBC is showing footage of the luge accident. Why weren't those steel beams padded? #olympics
poolhalljames: Real classy showing that poor luge kid's crash 700 times, NBC.
MalloryRego: Did NBC really have to show the poor guy flying off the luge to this death?
rlionsfan: WHY did NBC show the Olympic luge athlete's accident? Can't they just report the story without showing his death? No class.
CaseyRichards: I can't believe that NBC actually posted the video of the luge crash that killed the Georgian http://tinyurl.com/yhtnls2 (expand) pretty insane stuff
toddspeed: What the hell is NBC thinking showing the footage of the luge athlete getting killed?!?
taneshia: NBC just showed footage of deadly luge run. Felt voyeuristic. Did we need to see that?
robinweller: WTF would NBC show the luge wreck??? Shame on them!
sportsgod_30: @sportsguy33 and y does NBC keep showing clips of the luge accident?
maggiesox: Why in GOD'S NAME does NBC keep playing that horrifying luge accident? My God, what is WRONG with you people?!
ssravp: 1. Why the FUCK is NBC showing the luge accident? 2. Why aren't those pillars padded?...I bet they are now.
paps_sbu2012: Classy move by NBC, actually being critical of the luge event at the Olympics and rightfully so.
Kiratiana: RT @basseyworld: Wow. Why the crap would NBC show the actual luge accident that killed that man? WHY!? (NO!)
Youarereported: HOLY SHIT! NBC News just showed a complete unedited video of the Luge crash! DAYUM!!!!!
GSA190: RT @inaneenglish: Dear NBC: how 'bout you STOP showing slow-mo vid of the luge accident, kay? He died from that and YOU KEEP SHOWING IT!
Kyleaa: NBC, a little advanced warning on graphic luge death images would be nice at a time when many families are probably watching...
AmyPredsfan: RT @ComcastBonnie ARE YOU READY FOR SOME OLYMPICS!? Nice they're dedicating tonight's ceremony to the luge dude. Stop showing it now, NBC.
rustyheadedgirl: No lie, my electricity just flickered off at the exact moment NBC aired the footage of that luge accident from earlier. Spooky.
JESS44903: Shame on you @nbc for showing the Luge death video...SHAME on you! That's horrible...absolutely horrible.
lorirusso: Thanks for the heads-up on the showing of the luge video, NBC. Seriously. I did not want to see that.
katiestereo: wow they showed Nodar Kumaritashvili's last luge run on NBC..not sure how I feel about watching him die #olympics
thethirdhalf: Wow, I never expected NBC to show the video of impact from the tragedy at Whistler's luge venue. That was tough to watch.
markpappas: Holy shit nbc just showed the full video of the luge rider that died..insane crash
JeffDLowe: My god they just showed the video of the luge crash on NBC. That was awful.
thethirdhalf: Wow, I never expected NBC to show the video of impact from the tragedy at Whistler's luge venue. That was tough to watch.
markpappas: Holy shit nbc just showed the full video of the luge rider that died..insane crash
JeffDLowe: My god they just showed the video of the luge crash on NBC. That was awful.
UnstableIsotope: OMG, NBC is showing footage of the luge accident. Why weren't those steel beams padded? #olympics
Celebr8nGenr8n: OMG. Shame on NBC for showing the actual death of that poor Georgian luge kid. TWICE! Beyond tacky and disrespectful!
LowRan2DaHill: RT @basseyworld Wow. Why the crap would NBC show the actual luge accident that killed that man? WHY!? <<Shameful. Unecessary.
mscitypretty: RT @basseyworld: Wow. Why the crap would NBC show the actual luge accident that killed that man? WHY!?
justin: Thanks for the slow motion luge crash video, NBC. I'm with CoCo even more now.
tannyj: EVEN MORE DISAPPOINTED in #NBC News for their repeat showings the video of the death of that Georgian luge athlete...SHAME!
inaneenglish: Dear NBC: how 'bout you STOP showing slow-mo vid of the luge accident, kay? He died from that and YOU KEEP SHOWING IT!
ShallowGal: OMG @NBC! Don't show the luge guy DYING on prime time television! C'mon!
ThenaBearsFan: And NBC starts their Olympic coverage by playing video of the luge accident this morning. Very classy.</sarcasm>
my4brats: NBC should NOT be showing video of that luge accident (over & over & over)
mamaerika: I cannot believe NBC is showing the luge accident. Tasteless.
genxxlgeneral: showing the luge crash AGAIN? come on NBC #olympics
kaytiemarkGB: Dear NBC, I'm not happy you have to air the luge accident...not cool with me...
waxwendy: For serious, I need NBC to STOP showing the luge video. STOP SHOWING IT IN SLO MO!!!
thisisindeedjoe: Holy Shit. #NBC is going to show the fatal luge crash AGAIN... before the opening ceremony..
LassodMoon: why the heck are the showing pictures of that poor kid's death on the luge track- really, #NBC? esp. if you need to warn about them.
Yak54: Video | GRAPHIC content: Luge crash! NBC Olympics - http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/assetid=4d69df22-dc17-4356-8385-b075a080b00a.html
ComcastBonnie: ARE YOU READY FOR SOME OLYMPICS!? Nice they're dedicating tonight's ceremony to the luge dude. Stop showing it now, NBC.
KOttavio: I'm a bit shocked at NBC Nightly News showing the ice luge crash.
reformedwildman: GRAPHIC content: Luge crash NBC Olympics - http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/assetid=4d69df22-dc17-4356-8385-b075a080b00a.html
jqhile: NBC is so broken up over the luge death that they are putting video of the crash anywhere they can fit it.
NKYRealty: Video | GRAPHIC content: Luge crash | NBC Olympics - http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/assetid=8ea579e0-4f39-46f6-b708-982101927f20.html
JoesHappyBitch: RT @USABreakingNews: JUST IN: NBC SPORTS: Georgian team to stay and compete at Olympics after fatal luge accident.
USABreakingNews: JUST IN: NBC SPORTS: Georgian team to stay and compete at Olympics after fatal luge accident.
Gunsberger: NBC sucks for showing the video of the luge drivers death.
cnichols14: Really? Awful! @jlmcadoo: Gosh NBC did you really have to show the tragic luge run 3 times and once in slow mo?? So sad.
jlenza: what the hell is wrong with #nbc? i don't think there's any need to post the luge accident video. honestly. #olympics #vancouver2010
pensfan8673: I am shocked and disappointed in #NBC for showing the video of the olympic athlete killed on the luge today. Totally unnecessary.
jlmcadoo: Gosh NBC did you really have to show the tragic luge run 3 times and once in slow mo?? So sad.
AndrewRowe: Is quite surprised that on the NBC site you can watch video of the luge crash that killed an Olympian today.
kelevance: Ok just saw the video of that guy die on the luge at the Olympics. How is NBC allowed to show that on TV!? Very disturbing.
PAFORMEDICALMJ: Video | GRAPHIC content: Luge crash | NBC Olympics - http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/assetid=8ea579e0-4f39-46f6-b708-982101927f20.html
alexstivers: RT @jason_crundwell: Just saw the video of the luge accident. Wow... Be surprised if NBC shows that. Padding would not have helped.
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thelastgoodnite: honestly, i'm a little shocked that NBC aired video of the deadly luge accident. absolutely horrifying.
lauriewrites: Dear NBC News, please stop showing this poor luge competitor dying from slamming into a metal pole. It's not right. #olympics
jason_crundwell: Just saw the video of the luge accident. Wow... Be surprised if NBC shows that. Padding would not have helped.
waxwendy: Fucking hell NBC news! Bad enough to show the luge video (twice), was the slo mo really necessary??
oktaylor: @markknoller Any word on why NBC aired the luge video? Google pulled it off You Tube.
ssafprotection: @JustinGoeres Making the statement as you have on luge death shows you have no idea of life or death. Inquisitive minds want to know! #nbc
SupSappel: RT @JustinGoeres: Shame on #NBC and any other network that shows the #Olympic #luge #snuff #film. "This might be disturbing" does
JustinGoeres: Shame on #NBC and any other network that shows the #Olympic #luge #snuff #film. "This might be disturbing" doesn't get you off the hook.
kouroshk: NBC Olympics site is an embarrassment. No news on top of the page about luge death. Video buried in site and video of the crash won't load.
KevinBestul: Wow, NBC just showed the wreck that killed the luge competitor at the #Olympics
MeginBR: RT@dbro113: CBS, ABC & NBC all showed the luge ax. CBS/NBC slowed it down & repeated clip.. ABC showed it once. ABC wins best taste award!
analogarts: Is it even ethical for #NBC to televise luge/bobsled events now that it's become a lethal track?
lunchboxbrain: cringed at nbc's replay of the luge accident. very sad. if you havent seen it, plz dont watch it.
tonyalmq: RT @markknoller: CBS and NBC lead with death of luge athlete at the Olympics. ABC with Afghanistan developments.
nojinnyc: @NBC. You should be ashamed of yourselves for playing that graphic luge video over and over!
dbro113: CBS, ABC & NBC all showed the luge ax. CBS & NBC slowed it down and repeated clip ... ABC only showed it once. @ABC wins best taste award!
rachelburks: NBC should not have showed the video of the deceased Georgian luge Olympian's crash. I am crying and sick to my stomach. #badform
Jen_Kvids: I know!! Dear god! Awful!! RT @jayroh: The Georgian luge accident footage is HORRIFYING. And NBC news just showed it - whyyyyy? Awful :(
FMFBecky: thinks it's terribly tacky that NBC news keeps showing the fatal luge crash over and over, and over. Stop sensationalizing a man's death!
RL_Bynum: Watch video of luge crash on NBC. I guarantee that lots of padding will be put on steel poles. Still not sure that would have saved him.
oktaylor: NBC aired the luge crash video during nightly news; very horrific. Was not prepared for it. Not sure they should have showed it.
coreywelch: Surprised to see the full video of the fatal luge crash on NBC Nightly News tonight. They replayed it several times including once in slo-mo
lgmelcher: interesting choices RT @markknoller: CBS and NBC lead with death of luge athlete at the Olympics. ABC with Afghanistan developments.
katyfancypants: NBC replaying and slo-mo'ing the video of the luge guy crashing and dying on impact is in REALLY poor taste. I won't be watching them now.
CristyLGilbert: Okay NBC news once was more than enough to show that terrible luge crash.
BSRadio: NBC just showed the fatal luge crash (in real-time HD) and I am speechless. That's not cool.
NYRangerReality: They just showed the Georgian luge accident in HD on NBC. During dinner. Thanks. (W...T...F.) ... tragic doesn't begin to cover it. Wow.
JackDamn: Just saw NBC video of the Olympic luge rider's crash. Sad. Very sad. Too bad the beams weren't break-away.
MarcoSuarez: Just saw the luge video on NBC. So sad. But surprised they showed it on national tv.
jayroh: The Georgian luge accident footage is HORRIFYING. And NBC news just showed it - whyyyyy? Awful :(
drummerhooper: Just saw the absolute worst luge crash. I am shocked that nbc news showed it.
1USAVET: Excited about the start of the Winter Olympics in 1 hour from now on NBC. I love 2 watch opening ceremony-Sad about death of luge athlete:(
grizzmania: It's terrible that dude died on the luge. But it is even worse that NBC just showed the footage of him dying! It hasn't even been an hour.
corbinpage: Heartbreaking footage of the #Olympics luge accident on NBC tonight
COILifeScience: I am appalled that NBC is showing footage of the death of the Olympic luge athlete. Do they have no shame? #fail #nbc
lessallan: NBC is showing the Olympic luge wreck where the guy dies, like they show the impact us close. It's absolutely shocking.
jimbow265: Just saw the video of the fatal luge accident today at the olympics on the NBC nightly news... One of the worst sporting accidents i've seen
bravestface: NBC news just showed the Luge accident video. The guys been dead for a few hours and you show that? #noFuckingClass.com
metricjulie: NBC sucks donkey cocks. jesus christ RT @B_Hurdis: They're showing the luge accident in real speed and SLOW MOTION on NBC. What class.
VEROCHICKY: Omg just saw video on NBC news on the death on the Luge guy !!! So sad !!! I feel for his family !!!!
philgarcia737: Just saw the Luge accident from the Olympics! Horrible accident, graphic video. Hate that this is shown on national TV! NBC should edit!
clwho99: @23music did you see it? NBC showed the whole luge accident.
EssinM: Ok, NBC...I did NOT need to see the video of the Olympic Luge crash. :(
champs794: had NBC News on, they showed the fatal luge accident. Tacky?
AnyGivenSundae: I CAN'T BELIEVE #NBC NEWS JUST SHOWED THE LUGE CRASH THAT KILLED THE KID. APPALLING! #Olympics
tannyj: VERY DISAPPOINTED in #NBC News for showing the video of the death of that Georgian luge athlete...shame!
keyofmgy: KEEP BEING INCREDIBLY THOUGHTLESS, NBC. *facepalm* Just aired the luge video on Nightly News. #olympics #epic fail
13monsters: Watched the Olympic luge video on NBC. Guy whacked an "unpadded steel pole near the finish line". WTH would poles near track be unpadded?
sng977: Disgusted that nbc just showed the luge guy's accident that killed him
B_Hurdis: They're showing the luge accident in real speed and SLOW MOTION on NBC. What class.
KatiePie7: oh my gosh i can't believe NBC just showed video of accident that killed the luge olympian. Could have gone forever w/out seeing that. :-(
DanielGafford: Thanks NBC et. all other TV news for showing the replay of the luge guy dying. Jackasses.
BaseballMonster: Holy shit. Just saw the luge crash on NBC...didn't need to see that. #dontshowthatstuffontv
MrsSobek: Opening ceremonies tonight!!! & NBC if you keep showing the tragic luge video I'm changing the channel. I mean is slo mo really necessary?!
karenchatters: I can't believe they showed that luge accident on the news. How awful! #nbc #olympics
Zener39: RT @markknoller CBS and NBC lead with death of luge athlete at the Olympics. ABC with Afghanistan developments.
markknoller: CBS and NBC lead with death of luge athlete at the Olympics. ABC with Afghanistan developments.
keyofmgy: NBC Olympics site has photos of the fatal luge crash IN PROGRESS. Video, too. WTF? Not classy, NBC. Not classy at all. #olympics #epicfail
RetroKidX: Video | Fatal luge crash | NBC Olympics - http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/assetid=8ea579e0-4f39-46f6-b708-982101927f20.html
MaMoosie: CBS is showing a graphic vid-NBC isn't RT @whitejamesbrown: A Luge guy from Georgia (the country) died on the track. @jamesrhine @KelliZink
Tannerman: I love that NBC's website makes me watch a 20 sec ad before being able to watch live press conf with IOC post-luge crash. Seriously?
news8crestina: RT @JillGeisler: Ouch: post-luge ax RT @latimestot: Leno: NBC adding a little excitement to Olympics this time. Now, all the bobsleds will be Toyotas.
 
 
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(Anonymous) on February 13th, 2010 01:37 am (UTC)
Thank you NBC
Thank you NBC. If not for you I wouldn't be able to appreciate how devastating this accident was; the phrases "speeds of 90+ mph" and "horrifying crash" have no meaning to me without accompanying video.

If not for you I wouldn't be able to appreciate how fragile life can be; the fact that a young athlete had just died carries no weight for me without the images of his bloodied face as attempts were made to save him.

If not for you I'd be watching the Olympics tonight, instead I'm resigned to reading a book; hopefully the author is more confident than you in her ability to communicate without the use of snuff video.

Way to keep it classy guys.
(Anonymous) on February 13th, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)
Death of Georgian Luge Athlete
Sick, sick, sick are the producers who chose to broadcast the death of the luge contestant today. Anyone with a heart would not have shown this to an unsuspecting audience. We were in a sports bar, screen all around, no sound and were then seeing this young man crash to his death. Disbelief and shock from all in attendance is to put it mildly. This guy has people who know and love him and to know that his last minutes on earth were shown on TV purely for the shock factor is disgusting. Whoever approved this broadcast should be fired.
(Anonymous) on February 13th, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)
It was so tasteless and heartless to show the Georgian athlete actually get killed...What were they thinking? Or not? Shame on NBC.
(Anonymous) on February 13th, 2010 03:40 am (UTC)
Absolute lack of class showing man die of trauma in luge accident
I am outraged at the coverage NBC showed regarding the horrible luge accident. Why not open with a respectful note to the fallen Olympian and his family? Some act of tact and class? But instead, tabloid television takes over. Shame on you Brian Williams! What would the previous greats think of your willingness to report this? National Enquirer level really!
Murphy's Lawtheunicursalhex on February 13th, 2010 07:27 am (UTC)
I am so glad I found people who were as digusted as I was...
I'm glad so many people found it disgusting. First off, as soon as the news began, I didn't even know they would show the footage. They just showed some pictures. And then, before I knew it, I saw the footage without even being warned. And then as I turned my head, my boyfriend got to see it several times, including one in slow motion.

Is there no respect for death in US culture? No respect for the family of this guy who died on video? No respect to the Olympics in general for using it to fuel the news? I mean, to me, a person's death shouldn't be shown. If it is, how long is it before death is just shown on TV and no one really cares about it.

The news people should have just not shown it at all. If people want to be morbid, they can view it online, but don't show it while people are getting dinner ready for their kids at 6pm. It's a very horrible move on NBC's part. Especially in slo-mo. They really should be told that was a terrible thing to do, tacky and so disrespectful. But hey, that's the news for you. Anything to get viewers and make a buck!
(Anonymous) on February 13th, 2010 07:32 am (UTC)
Re: I am so glad I found people who were as digusted as I was...
Oh yeah, I forgot, it was the FIRST thing shown before the Opening Ceremonies, again I turned by head in respect to the dead. It is so disgusting how they are milking this news...I mean, for what gain? it's the beginning of the Olympics, people's kids are watching. Hell, I am watching. I could see them showing a picture of the guy and talking about the story, but showing it on the news AND when we are supposed to be happy at the opening and showing it numerous times...what the hell are those people thinking? I really wish I could write NBC an email they would read, but probably no one there cares about human life anyway...
Murphy's Lawtheunicursalhex on February 13th, 2010 07:33 am (UTC)
Re: I am so glad I found people who were as digusted as I was...
Oh yeah, I forgot, it was the FIRST thing shown before the Opening Ceremonies, again I turned by head in respect to the dead. It is so disgusting how they are milking this news...I mean, for what gain? it's the beginning of the Olympics, people's kids are watching. Hell, I am watching. I could see them showing a picture of the guy and talking about the story, but showing it on the news AND when we are supposed to be happy at the opening and showing it numerous times...what the hell are those people thinking? I really wish I could write NBC an email they would read, but probably no one there cares about human life anyway...
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