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Guy Adams still nipping at NBC’s butt and good for him

He’s still on Twitter even if his #shutupmattlauer was shut down by the cowards at Twitter when NBC took to the fainting couch.

Today, he’s got a little something up at The Independent, and he’s still piling it on. Oddly I’ve not seen this story over here . . . have you?

Controversy over the coverage of the Olympics on American television deepened today when NBC was accused of deliberately editing footage of the women’s team gymnastics in order to create what critics called “fake suspense.”

This follows the already . . .

. . . widespread criticism of NBC for preventing network TV viewers watching key Olympic events live. They are forced instead to tune into commercial-laden highlights packages aired during evening prime-time.

And all this to ‘break even’ as their earnings are projected to do. They wanted the prestige I assume. FAIL.

The “Peacock Network” lives up to its name

Friend Shep sent me to Raw Story where they rounded up more criticism of NBC’s coverage of the Olympics’ Opening Ceremonies.

NBC anchors Matt Lauer and Meredith Viera, who hosted the broadcast, were also panned heavily, to the point that the hashtag #ShutUpMattLauergained steam online.

“When unfamiliar facts arise during NBC’s coverage, you can typically count on in-house smartypants Bob Costas to fill you in on the details,” Slate’s Josh Levin wrote Saturday. “But with Costas on the sidelines until the parade of nations, former Today compatriots Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira instead engaged in a reverse battle of wits, fighting it out to see who knew least. Vieira came out on top.”

Ouch, but they asked for it.