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BAD TIMING
BAD TIMING
By The Associated Press

It's everywhere you want to be. But maybe not at the right time.

NBC ran a poorly timed Visa commercial Tuesday that celebrated Michael Phelps winning a gold medal in 2008 in a split-second finish. It ran directly after the network broadcast Phelps' silver medal race which he lost in precisely the same way.

A day earlier, NBC ran a "Today" show promo about interviewing Missy Franklin on her swimming gold medal just BEFORE televising the race.



David Bauder Twitter http://twitter.com/dbauder

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