Thursday, November 22, 2018

FOX SPORTS ISSUES APOLOGY FOR NASCAR MISHAP

May 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox Sports has issued an apology for what might have become a technical disaster of the first order on Sunday when the rigging of an overhead CamCat camera broke at the Charlotte Motor Speedway during the NASCAR 600, injuring at least 10 people (none seriously) and causing officials to halt the race temporarily. The broadcaster […]

BRITAIN’S TV REGULATOR RAPS CHANNEL FOR UNSUITABLE SEXY AD

May 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s Channel 4 was taken to task by OFCOM, the country’s broadcast regulator, for airing a humorous, steamy ad immediately following a rape scene in the movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo last December. “The effect was to cut from the face of the screaming woman in the film’s rape scene to the face […]

MOONVES SIGNALS JONES WON’T RETURN TO TWO AND A HALF MEN

December 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Call it the “child-star syndrome.” Well, that’s not what CBS chief Les Moonves called it, but during an investors conference in New York on Tuesday, Moonves for the first time discussed the behavior of Angus T. Jones, who plays the “Half” in CBS’s Two and a Half Men and who recently filmed a testimonial for […]

NBC ISSUES LIMITED APOLOGY FOR NOT JOINING 9/11 SILENCE

September 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC News President Steve Capus sent a note to network affiliates on Wednesday apologizing for not joining the other major networks in a moment of silence to commemorate the 9/11 anniversary. The New York Times quoted Capus as saying in the note, “Yesterday, we made an editorial call resulting in the September 11 moment of […]

CNN REINSTATES FAREED ZAKARIA

August 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN and corporate sibling Time magazine on Thursday reinstated Fareed Zakaria following the revelation that a paragraph of a recent commentary on gun control that he wrote had virtually been plagiarized word-for-word from an essay by journalist Jill Lepore in the New Yorker last April. CNN said that it had conducted a rigorous review of […]

REPORTER FEUDING WITH NBC HAS TWITTER ACCOUNT CANCELED, THEN REINSTATED (Update)

July 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Twitter has apologized to British journalist Guy Adams for suspending his account and has reinstated it. Its general counsel, Alex Macgillivray, said that the Twitter team working with NBC on the Olympics had engaged in unacceptable behavior when it alerted NBC staffers to Adams’s tweets critical of NBC’s Olympics coverage and urged them to report […]

HBO QUICKLY REMOVES BUSH’S HEAD FROM THRONES EPISODE

June 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It didn’t take long. Only a week or so ago HBO yanked DVD shipments of the first season of Game of Thrones and pulled the final episode from HBO GO and iTunes, because one of the producers admitted on the making-of soundtrack that he had used a replica of the head of George W. Bush […]

GEORGE W. BUSH’S HEAD? WHO KNEW?

June 15, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

HBO has gone beyond a mere apology following the revelation that it used a model of George W. Bush’s head held on a barbarian’s spike in a scene ending the first season’s finale of Game of Thrones. It has followed up with the announcement today (Friday) that it is yanking the episode from all its […]

HEADS MAY ROLL AT ARGENTINE BRANCH OF U.S. AD AGENCY

May 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The head of the British advertising conglomerate whose subsidiary produced a TV commercial for Argentina showing an Argentine athlete training in the Falkland Islands has condemned the ad and called for an internal investigation to determine how it came to be authorized. Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, the world’s largest marketing group, whose Young & […]

ADELE RECEIVES APOLOGIES FOR BRIT AWARDS INCIDENT

February 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Had British singer Adele raised her middle finger from the stage while she was accepting one of her Grammy awards this month, there is little doubt that the gesture would have resulted in apologies to viewers from the network, a demand for an investigation by conservative “family” groups, and possibly a fine by the FCC. […]

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