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Guy Adams Mess Was Actually a #TwitterFail

In a second essay about his July 29 suspension from Twitter, The Independent LA correspondent Guy Adams hints that things could have been resolved so much more easily:

I was not contacted by NBC or Twitter before my account was suspended. If they had dropped me a line, I might – might! – have quietly deleted the offending tweet. Instead, they wandered into a PR controversy which has resulted in hundreds of thousands more people being made aware of its existence.

It is now also clear that in this ideal scenario, it would have been Twitter contacting the journalist, not NBC. Because as it turns out, it was the little bird that brought the Gary Zenkel email tweet to the attention of The Peacock, not the other way around. Per a report this morning in The Daily Telegraph:

In an email to The Daily Telegraph, Christopher McCloskey, NBC Sports vice-president of communications, said Twitter had actually contacted the network’s social media department to alert them to Mr Adams’ tweets.

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No Opening Ceremony TV Privileges for LA’s British Consul General

In the latest installment of KPCC’s “L.A. To London” series about local connections to the 2012 Summer Olympics, reporter Adolfo Guzman-Lopez checks in with how various residents are planning to watch the action.

His first interview subject is British consul general Barbara Hay (pictured). The reporter is audibly amazed to learn that she will not be connecting to a live British broadcast feed of tomorrow night’s Danny Boyle festivities. Rather, she and her Hancock Park residence guests will watch the tape-delayed NBC version of the opening ceremony at 7:30 p.m. PT, like most everyone else in SoCal:

“All of this is being very carefully choreographed by the broadcasters who have the contracts to film and broadcast the games, so I don’t get any special privileges, I’m afraid,” Hay said, adding that she “doesn’t mind.”

So, no special privileges for Brits in the U.S., even if they’re consuls general, according to NBC vice president Christopher McCloskey. That’s because the network’s serving up a D-Day-like onslaught of coverage.

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