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Twitter suspends journalist’s account for revealing NBC executive’s email

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Twitter suspended the account of one of the heavier critics of NBC’s Olympics Games coverage Monday, but it might have violated its own guidelines in doing so.

According to Mashable, newspaper correspondent Guy Adams’ account was shut down after he tweeted the corporate email address of NBC Olympics head Gary Zenkel, saying it constituted private information per its guidelines.

However, Reuters financial blogger Felix Salmon pointed out on his personal tumblr page that Twitter’s actual policy actually calls for individuals to ignore a request to take information down before they are suspended. Also, as Deadspin.com pointed out, Zenker’s corprate address can be figured out via a simple web search.

Adams has consistently come down hard on NBC’s broadcast coverage of the Olympics in his work for The Independent. In a column Monday, he noted the problems with the network’s online live-streaming for events and criticisms for “jingoistic remarks” made by its hosts during the Opening Ceremonies, as well as the decision to broadcast events on a tape-delayed basis.

“The tactic may very well be the most lucrative for NBC, but it’s the least satisfactory for viewers, and seems to blithely ignore the advent of the internet era,” Adams wrote.

The network has also been knocked for omitting a sequence in tribute to the victims of the July 7 terrorist attacks in London during its opening telecast, a complaint that was renewed after a network spokesperson said the broadcast was “tailored for the U.S. audience.”

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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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