Guy Adams, the formerly Twitter-banned correspondent for The Independent of London, has penned what we might hope is his last dispatch on his two-day banishment from the social-media microblogging.
Adams makes clear that he’s still awaiting an explanation of how his tweet outing the corporate e-mail address of NBC Olympics big shot Gary Zenkel violated the platform’s rules:
Could be a concern.
But here’s a bigger one. What on earth happened to all of Adams’s anti-NBC venom? Before his banishment, he was afire with condemnations of the network, like when he called NBC Olympics Executive Producer Jim Bell a “professional idiot.” Or when he asked, “Is car advertising an Olympic sport? There’s been little else on NBC today.”
Compare that to his post-reinstatement Twitter performance, which consists of promoting his media appearances about his bout with Twitter and NBC and some other random thoughts, like this bit of off-topicness: “Lawyers for Warner Bros. want to stop people selling old DVDs on Amazon http://bit.ly/MyCYIt They’ll be shutting down car boot sales next”
What’s happened. Has censorship affected Guy Adams? Adams on that:
Not at all — I’ve just been too busy to actually try to watch the Olympics. Which means I haven’t had much time (today’s cycling aside) to pass comment on it,
Aside from fielding endless calls/ emails/interview requests, and turning round a tonne of copy for our news pages, I’ve got a big piece to write for our Saturday magazine, on something entirely unrelated to Twitter/NBC which is due to be filed tonight. So I need to devote my day to writing rather than Tweeting.
That said, no-one likes a moaner or a bore, so once I do get back in the saddle, please don’t expect my Twitter feed to be a non-stop critique of NBC. I’ll go back to being the same as it has been for most of the rest of the past four or five years.