LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Guy Adams’ Twitter account has been restored moments ago. Guy Adams Twitter account was suspended after his comments about NBC Olympics coverage. Adams is a news reporter for The Independent’s Los Angeles covering the Olympics 2012 Games.
Adams was initially suspended by Twitter the same day that he posted tweets critical of NBC’s coverage of the London Games. The tweets included an email address of Mr. Zenkel, the President of NBC Olympics. But Adams said that the email posted in the tweet was already of public record, readily available online for anyone to see. The Adams tweet read “The man responsible for NBC pretending the Olympics haven’t started yet is Gary Zenkel. Tell him what you think!”
Adams was thereafter suspended. He received a notice that said he had posted to Twitter alleged “private information”. Then, the Independent ran Adams’ response. “I didn’t publish a private … address, just a corporate one, which is widely available to anyone with access [to the internet ...] and is identical to one that all of the tens of thousands of NBC Universal employees share. It’s no more ‘private’ than the address I’m emailing you from right now.”
An NBC news statement published by the Independent read “We filed a complaint with Twitter because a user tweeted the personal information of one of our executives.”
Moment ago, Adams’ account was restored. “We have just received an update from the complainant retracting their original request…Therefore your account has been unsuspended.” Adams said of the news “No further explanation given, or apology offered”.
On Sunday, Hope Solo took to Twitter to post her comments deeply critical of a soccer analyst hired by NBC. Solo wrote of Brandi Chastain on Twitter that the news analyst should exit the NBC broadcast booth altogether.