[Ads-l] QOTY: "A tweet is a simple tweet."

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Tue Jul 5 14:19:24 UTC 2016

On Mon, 4 Jul 2016 13:59:46 Zone+0000 Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET> wrote:

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More fully:

“A tweet is a simple tweet. The bottom line is you can read into things 
that are not there.” [Sic; a missing "it" or "them".]

Corey Lewandowski, on CNN July 3.  Lewandowski, Donald Trump's former 
campaign manager, is now a newly-hired CNN commentator who had 
previously signed a nondisclosure agreement with Trump that prohibits him 
from saying anything negative about Trump or his campaign.
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This is NOT a "nondisclosure agreement", which is an agreement not to disclose inside information learned while an employee.  This is better described as a gag order, since Levandowski had he signed a nondisclosure agreement, would be allowed to say negative things about Trump as long as they referred to things that happened (such as the infamous Star-of-David tweet) after leaving the Trump campaign.

I'd like to know what the Gehenna CNN was thinking when they hired a commentator who is so blatantly censored.

- James A. Landau

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