During the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics, Katie Couric claimed that the Dutch are such great skaters because the canals freeze and they travel by skating everywhere. An isolated clip of her saying this went viral and caused a whole bunch of people to mock Couric online for spreading something so false. Dutch people shuld be happy with the claim though, being great speed skaters is far from the worst stereotype out there for a ethnic group.
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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