As Ethiopian runner Gebre Gebremariam closed in on a victory in his first New York City marathon, NBC announcer Al Trautwig described the unbelievable poverty in Kenya and Ethopia, and then shifted into social commentary on the Ethiopians: "They're closer to the earth. They're from the earth. They're closer to the rhythms of the planet than we ever were. We torture the planet to our needs. They don't have any of that. They're one with the earth."
From there, Trautwig moved on to describe how excellent the restaurants were in Addis Ababa, and how everyone should try the spicy Ethiopian food with the injera bread. But for a minute there, it seemed like a Denounce America (or Denounce the Developed World) moment. The Africans are so superior because they're "closer to the rhythms of the planet."