Conviction Day: James Holmes will be formally prosecuted today on 24 counts of murder. Prosecutors also filed 116 counts of attempted murder against Holmes based on evidence of a booby trapped apartment, as well as a count of possession of explosives and one count of committing a crime of violence. He seemed just as “dazed” as he did in his first court appearance and didn’t enter any pleas yet. The District Chief Judge on the trial banned any video and camera from the hearing in the attempt to give him a fair trial.
Election news: Former president, Bill Clinton is scheduled to deliver a speech the night before President Obama in the Democratic convention and according to the New York Times, Clinton’s address could actually end up hurting Obama. Republicans are already looking to capitalize on the potential downfall. In other news, Mitt Romney has a campaign ad that will be featuring Olympic athletes expressing their gratitude and favor for the candidate based on their experiences with him during the 2002 Olympic games. What are your thoughts? Will Clinton’s speech affect Obama? Will Romney’s new ad help his campaign?
Social and Scrutinized: The media has been bragging with excitement over the fact that this year’s Olympics will be the most social and real-time event than ever before. True, but it hasn’t come without it’s down falls. One of the most widely discussed and frustrating aspects has been NBC’s tape delays of major events, effecting Americans as they have to wait for the events to air. The problem is the tape delays haven’t stopped the real-time updates and have resulted in numerous spoilers via Twitter and Facebook. A new Twitter account was created to parody the effects of NBC’s tape delays, @NBCDelayed.
Another downfall of the ever social sporting event, is the difficult in hiding any hiccups in the production. The Olympic Cauldron, which is historically kept burning throughout the duration of the sporting event was seen unlit just before midnight on Sunday, which is the second time it’s gone out.
People in attendance of the Olympics have been asked to tone down the tweetage, when a frenzy of tweets during the men’s road cycling race clogged networks cutting off TV commentaries from GPS communication and timing information. Olympic Committee spokesperson said the issue is being corrected, but requested that fans reserve their tweets for more urgent issues.