The Dutch media are mocking NBC Olympics commentator Katie Couric for suggesting Friday that speed-skaters from the Netherlands are racking up medals because speed-skating is an “important mode of transport” in their country.
Katie Couric talks about why The Netherlands is so good at speed skating as The Netherlands enters the stadium.
It was only the latest geography error by NBC, which apologized Sunday for a remark by an analyst who credited Japan for South Korea’s development.
Couric was lauded for her aggressive interviews of then-Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin in 2008, where she famously asked the Alaska governor whether she read newspapers, implying that she was ignorant.
“I was curious, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this to stay informed and to understand the world?” Couric asked.
You just can’t make this up.
NBC opening ceremony coverage. Katie Couric talks about why The Netherlands is so good at speed skating as The Netherlands enters the stadium.
And this folks is why Americans are less bright about the rest of the world as they spread fake news! pic.twitter.com/7YC5deTl2w
— Jos Duijvestein (@JosDuijvestein) February 10, 2018
Exactly! This is also why the British team does so well at cycling in the Olympics; it’s a little known fact that we all travel everywhere by Penny Farthing. pic.twitter.com/pvEFhg6iC1
— Princess Anna ❄️ (@mrsspanner) February 11, 2018