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Twitter suspends outraged journalist for NBC email share

Daniel A. Anderson

The Tower Bridge is lit with fireworks over the river Thames as the Olympic flame is lit in the Olympic Stadium a few miles away.

Criticising the Olympic Games is a sport unto itself, but it wasn't Guy Adams' commentary that got the Los Angeles-based reporter for The Independent suspended by Twitter, it was his alleged violation of service policy when he tweeted the questionably-public corporate email address of NBC Olympics president, Gary Zenkel.

Disturbed Friday by the rift in the continental space/time tape-delay continuum, Adams asked his followers to write Zenkel and complain about the network's coverage. 

"The man responsible for NBC pretending the Olympics haven't started yet is Gary Zenkel. Tell him what u think!" read the now-hidden tweet, which included the email address.

NBC Sports said in a statement Monday, "We filed a complaint with Twitter because a user tweeted the personal information of one of our executives...According to Twitter, this is a violation of their privacy policy. Twitter alone levies discipline."