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Critic of NBC has Twitter account suspended after network complains
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/olympics--critic-of-nbc-has-twitter-account-suspended-after-network-complains.html ^

Posted on 07/30/2012 2:53:52 PM PDT by kcvl

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.

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1 posted on 07/30/2012 2:53:56 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

The Ministry of Propaganda DOES NOT take criticism well.


2 posted on 07/30/2012 2:58:14 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: kcvl
big corporations rule.

like it or not.

3 posted on 07/30/2012 2:59:08 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Woe to them...)
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To: kcvl
When are the neandertals going to realize that ignoring someone like this guy results in MUCH less negative press than playing the heavy-handed bully?

/johnny

4 posted on 07/30/2012 2:59:17 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: kcvl

I don’t get it... how can this guy get his account suspended for honest criticism, when Rosie O’donnell can write nasty, anti-Christian profanity about a different business (Chick-Fil-A) and retain her privileges?

What are the rules for what one can and cannot post on this social media outlet? ARE there rules?


5 posted on 07/30/2012 3:00:58 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
NBC is going to take a big black eye for getting this guy's account removed. NBC doesn't understand the new media, and how fast it can move.

/johnny

6 posted on 07/30/2012 3:01:12 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Jane Long

No they don’t take criticism well but damn sure love to criticise everyone else!

******

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.


7 posted on 07/30/2012 3:01:24 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Hey NBC!

Less sports, more Seacrest.


8 posted on 07/30/2012 3:03:13 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Nervous Tick

The answer should be obvious why Rosie get to keep her account. She is expressing the views they also agree with.


9 posted on 07/30/2012 3:03:19 PM PDT by SengirV
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To: kcvl
More Info
10 posted on 07/30/2012 3:03:19 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: kcvl

http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-twitter-nbc-guy-adams-20120730,0,6521389.story


11 posted on 07/30/2012 3:04:01 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Izzy Dunne
roflol...


12 posted on 07/30/2012 3:06:27 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: nascarnation

Thanks!

******

Regardless, Adams is right about his suspension being worrying.

It’s not that the suspension is all that bad. Twitter suspends accounts every day, but the fact that this suspension is more of a judgment call than an exact science is disturbing.

Twitter and NBC are partners, and friends tend to watch each others’ backs. So if you have been criticizing NBC and plan to continue doing so, it may be best to make sure you aren’t violating Twitter’s policies — you don’t want to find your account down the next time you try to log on.


13 posted on 07/30/2012 3:09:17 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

This guy is kind of an idiot, how do you show these events without tape delay?


14 posted on 07/30/2012 3:09:28 PM PDT by gilor (Pull the wool over your own eyes!)
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To: kcvl

That’s the least of our worries...

http://youtu.be/jS9ghs51FXE


15 posted on 07/30/2012 3:12:21 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Nervous Tick
What are the rules for what one can and cannot post on this social media outlet? ARE there rules?

Oh of course there are rules, new ones made fresh daily.
16 posted on 07/30/2012 3:14:02 PM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

two-edged-sword and in a universe where entropy rules, the bad edge is longer.


17 posted on 07/30/2012 3:14:55 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Woe to them...)
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To: kcvl

NBC = Nobody Better Complain


18 posted on 07/30/2012 3:47:17 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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Twits said it was because he posted private information - email acct of NBC exec.

Shouldn’t Spike Lee be banned for life then?


19 posted on 07/30/2012 3:48:50 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: kcvl

The Twits at Twitter Twatted him down for his Tweets.

Agree with us or pay the consequences.

Glad I dont have, nor will ever have an account with the Twats at Twitter.


20 posted on 07/30/2012 4:16:49 PM PDT by Gasshog (Tragically,Obama ate the blue dog...)
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To: Repeal 16-17
NBC = Nobody Better Complain

That's the way it used to be.

Now Jay Leno complains about NBC decisions, ratings almost nightly.

21 posted on 07/30/2012 4:23:09 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: D-fendr

He posted the corporate email of NBC exec Gary Zenkel. With an email address like Gary.zenkel@nbcuni.com, there should not have been any expectation that it was any secret.


22 posted on 07/30/2012 4:34:19 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: gilor

I think they calle it LIVE.


23 posted on 07/30/2012 4:53:23 PM PDT by democratsaremyenemy
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To: gilor

I think they calle it LIVE.


24 posted on 07/30/2012 4:53:23 PM PDT by democratsaremyenemy
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To: the invisib1e hand

big corporations rule.


They will do themselves in with fascist crap like this.


25 posted on 07/30/2012 6:22:15 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: democratsaremyenemy

I’m not sure you understand how this whole “TV” thingy works.


26 posted on 07/30/2012 6:50:18 PM PDT by gilor (Pull the wool over your own eyes!)
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To: SaraJohnson

They do what the govt wants, and then the govt takes them over. That’s the Marxist way.


27 posted on 07/31/2012 3:31:12 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Woe to them...)
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