Twitter becomes NBC's lapdog. Suspends acct of critic of Olympics coverage

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  1. SleepingWarrior

    SleepingWarrior Well-Known Member VIP

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    The laughable reason given for the suspension was for giving out a NBC exec's public email address and violating Twitter policy. Never mind that Twitter and NBC partnered up for the Olympics or that Spike Lee still has his account after tweeting a false Zimmerman address...

    There is more to the article than I posted
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/olympi...ccount-suspended-after-network-complains.html

    Guy Adams works as a writer for The Independent, a national newspaper in Great Britain. He lives in Los Angeles. Throughout the Olympics, he's taken to Twitter and ripped NBC repeatedly for its coverage of the Games in America. Namely, he's criticized the network's reliance on using tape delays, a frustration shared by millions of viewers.
    Only in a marriage of old media and social media, Guy Adams no longer has a Twitter account. It was suspended Tuesday, and both NBC and Twitter ought to be humiliated by their thin-skinned, heavy-handed, and essentially pointless behavior.
    Adams was no doubt relentless in his tweets.
    "Am I alone in wondering why NBColympics think its [sic] acceptable to pretend this road race is being broadcast live?" he wrote in one.
    "Matt Lauer: ‘Madagascar, a location indelibly associated with a couple of recent animated movies,'" he mocked on another.
    Adams encouraged Lauer "to shut up" and called out Gary Zenkel, the president of NBC Olympics, as the "moronic exec behind the time delay." And he said Zenkel should be fired.

    That's essentially how Twitter works, of course. It can be profane, reactionary, and often ridiculous. It breeds all sorts of over-the-top anger, outrageous talk, and off-the-handle opinions.
    Adams said in a column for The Independent that Twitter claimed he crossed the line by tweeting out Zenkel's corporate email address and encouraging his followers to contact the executive directly.
    The email address is easily identifiable, common with how thousands of NBC/Univision employees' email addresses are determined.
    Twitter soon suspended Adams' account, he said. In a story he wrote in The Independent, Adams wrote that after filing an article critical of NBC's coverage, he checked his Twitter account only to find it had been suspended. When he inquired why, he received the following response: "Your Twitter account has been suspended for posting an individual's private information such as private email address."
     
  2. Kanye West

    Kanye West Yeezus!

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    who the fuck is this faggot
     
  3. SleepingWarrior

    SleepingWarrior Well-Known Member VIP

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    Your better thus address me as such Lounge Lizard
     
  4. freds

    freds you broke it VIP

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    right.
     
  5. ChuckZ

    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    lotsa words
     
  6. PI Nate

    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

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    more censorship, why is anyone surprised?
     
  7. keywordpk

    keywordpk Perpetual Geek Gold

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    Did anyone read the shit Hope Solo was tweeting?
     
  8. SleepingWarrior

    SleepingWarrior Well-Known Member VIP

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    From toppling dictators to becoming corporate stooges. God bless em and the USA eh
     
  9. LonghornJ

    LonghornJ VIP Extreme Gold

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    Wilbon basically called her a clueless cunt on PTI today :jj: