Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Late night unperson


NBC’s Conan O’Brien is not only gone from the airwaves, he has been purged from the NBC website:

Remember the whole Conan O’Brien/Jay Leno imbroglio from last month? Perhaps NBC wishes you didn’t. The GE (GE) unit has removed every episode of the show’s seven-month run from its NBC.com site, as well as Hulu, the site NBC owns with News Corp.’s (NWS) Fox and Disney’s (DIS) ABC.

A little odd, given that a couple of days ago, the network was offering every single “Tonight Show” episode O’Brien had taped on NBC.com. But then again, everything about this story has been odd. NBC declined to comment.

NBC–at least, I’m assuming it’s NBC–has also been aggressive about taking down Conan episodes from Google’s (GOOG) YouTube. (ht: Kevin Binversie)

I only mention this because in George Orwell’s 1984 O’Brien was the Ministry of Truth agent responsible for the exposure and interrogation of Winston Smith.

Big Brother gets everybody in the end.

Under the spreading chestnut tree
I sold you and you sold me

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