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(Guardian)   Twitter suspends British journalist's account for tweets critical of NBC's Olympic coverage. Of course this has absolutely nothing to do with Twitter's deal with NBC to be the "Official narrator" of the games   ( guardian.co.uk) divider line
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2012-07-30 11:00:48 PM  
2 votes:
What really cracks me up is the NBC evening news, where they silently put the medal results up on screen after Brian Williams tells you to look away if you don't want to be spolied.
2012-07-31 03:00:12 PM  
1 vote:

Langdon_777: Great post until that last line - field hockey is one of the few real sports I enjoy watching. Its a true sport,

Just kidding. Any sport that puts aggressive, stick-wielding women in short plaid schoolgirl skirts is fine by me.
2012-07-31 08:37:52 AM  
1 vote:

davidphogan: RogermcAllen: Thanks for the info. It seems like a pretty hard sell that any corporate firstname*lastname[nospam-﹫-backwards]ynapmoc*com address is actually private.

Go ahead and call some fortunate 500 companies and ask the operator for a VP's email. Go ahead, see how public they are.

Or you can just use google.
2012-07-31 08:37:38 AM  
1 vote:
Also, if corporations are people, and the poor victimized dude is part of the NBC corporation, he's just a segment of the corporation and doesn't have full rights as a person.
2012-07-31 07:39:52 AM  
1 vote:
The Olympics are like Disney World. Completely fabricated and synthetic, controlled by a megacorp, and if you say bad things about it, you find yourself surrounded by goons and lawyers.

By 2032, I imagine the Olympics will have morphed into a reality show, The Earth's Got Talent, except we won't put up with that, so in the U.S. it will be called USA's Got Talent The Rest of the World Can Suck It USA! USA!.
2012-07-31 12:54:14 AM  
1 vote:

IsNoGood: untaken_name: IsNoGood: I fail at spelling, no doping will help that ...

Au contraire. Doping helped me to read your post without becoming angry.

Why angry International Olympic Committee, member, Marqués de Samaranch perhaps you need to update
you pocket guide to start with The Death of a Catalan Fascist, http://www.counterpunch.org/2010/04/23/the-death-of-a-catalan-fascist/

Oh wait you angry because of ?

The point was that I was not angry. Normally, attempting to read posts such as yours would anger me, but due to the doping I did earlier, it just made me smile. I hope this helps clear up the confusion.
2012-07-31 12:52:32 AM  
1 vote:
I have a better idea: After watching a couple days of Olympics, let's suspend ALL the sportscasters. The inane comments and dumber interviews make watching fun sports into a torment of lower Hell.

"So how does it feel to have won the gold medal?"
"Meh, it's okay. I'd rather be skinned alive by tigers, but this will do."
2012-07-31 12:06:07 AM  
1 vote:

libranoelrose: Mad_Radhu: I couldn't find a video of the Nightly News, but here's an article that describes it:

Anchor Brian Williams, on NBC's Nightly News from London, tonight didn't give away any Sunday Olympic results - as he did Saturday - by instead telling viewers to turn away if they didn't want to see results.

"Now veteran viewers may remember how we do spoiler alerts. If you don't want to see the results, turn away, we won't say anything.," Williams began his Olympic segment. "And then we'll tell you when it's OK to turn back."

That is some seriously hilarious shiat.

I wish he'd actually just go ahead and tell people to just change the damn channel.

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2012-07-30 11:54:42 PM  
1 vote:

Insane_Cellist: Or it could have something to do with posting someone's email addy

Yes, if you're too stupid to read the article: It's public information, which is not against the rules. The email is just the excuse to allow them to take it down.

Why is it that so many Farkers are only skeptical when they might be able to prove subby wrong?
2012-07-30 11:37:26 PM  
1 vote:

Mad_Radhu: What really cracks me up is the NBC evening news, where they silently put the medal results up on screen after Brian Williams tells you to look away if you don't want to be spolied.

*facepalm* Wow.
2012-07-30 11:33:29 PM  
1 vote:

Mad_Radhu: What really cracks me up is the NBC evening news, where they silently put the medal results up on screen after Brian Williams tells you to look away if you don't want to be spolied.

You've got to be kidding me?
2012-07-30 11:05:50 PM  
1 vote:
I wonder if any broadcaster could get away with tape-delaying the Super Bowl. Somehow it's OK for the Olympics, I guess... Screw NBC.
2012-07-30 10:53:35 PM  
1 vote:
What are these Olympics you speak of ? If a "sport" requires a panel of judges it is fundamentally flawed.
2012-07-30 10:45:26 PM  
1 vote:
Twitter is the straw that broke the "I don't give a fu(k anymore" camel's back
2012-07-30 10:39:38 PM  
1 vote:
I think Twitter would have had to suspend a great many accounts this weekend if they were really censoring criticisms.
2012-07-30 10:37:02 PM  
1 vote:
The email in question was not exactly private, but now that NBC's flack has pointed it out you can get 49,000+ hits for it on Google ... and climbing. Can you say "Striesand Effect" NBC? Sure you can!
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