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11 February 2014
Snoopman News has been able to resume tweeting today, but could only do so by first promising to be good. The social media platform, Twitter, suspended Snoopman News’ Twitter account on Sunday February 9, alleging the news outlet had breached it’s rules for making “multiple unsolicited mentions to other users”. (See Twitter suspends Snoopman News for soliciting news).
Twitter issued a ‘yellow’ suspension notice to Snoopman News after the news outlet had made earnest attempts to reach a global audience with the news that Lorde’s real Grammy speech had been suppressed.
Snoop Monster (see feature image at top), who does very little at Snoopman News, tweeted “Snoop Monster was sad, but now me happy. More tweets hum hum hum.”
Meanwhile, the scoop that Snoopman News was trying to break, about the censorship of Lorde’s real Grammy speech, has gone viral. Snoopman’s WordPress news site has hosted over 20,000 visitors in the 20 hour period to 8pm, Tuesday February 11 (Greenich Meantime). Snoopman News’ audience has been particularly interested in reading the full transcript of Lorde’s Grammy speech, which she delivered when she won her second Grammy for the pop hit ‘Royals’, with Song of the Year.
Legendary journalist Iggy Swind reported that the apparent ‘live’ broadcast had a one-minute delay and was switched to a ‘rehearsal take’ when Lorde gave what he described as “a lecture-like speech that was a scathing indictment of global capitalism”.
Swind, who has worked with famed reporter Clark Kent and award-winning photojournalist Peter Parker, found that Lorde had been mentored by a university professor, Dr. Harry Hiveman, from Auckland, New Zealand.
According to Dr. Hiveman, Lorde, whose real name is Ella Yellich-O’Connor, “followed her nose” one summer day in early 2011 and found the professor in his office. Yellich-O’Connor “wanted to know if all the kids in her class would turn into bourgeoise adult bees, or whether there was a statistical probability that some were destined to be working class worker bees”, recalled Dr. Hiveman.
It was this unofficial summer school tuition that gave the singer-songwriter the mental grounding to state with confidence at the Grammy Awards that, “Planet Earth is run by psychopaths that hide behind slick marketing, ‘freedom’ propaganda and ‘economic growth’ rhetoric, while they construct a global system of corporatized totalitarianism”.
Update: To read Lorde’s censored handwritten Grammy speech; & Full Transcript (with citations) of Lorde’s acceptance speech; and Front-page news in New Zealand see: Lorde Censored: The Queen Bee’s Suppressed Grammy Speech at https://snoopman.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/lorde-censored-the-queen-bees-suppressed-grammy-speech/
See the Full Story: Royal Pencil in Print: Lorde’s suppressed Grammy speech makes front-page news in far-flung New Zealand at https://snoopman.wordpress.com/2014/02/15/royal-pencil-in-print-lordes-suppressed-grammy-speech-makes-front-page-news-in-far-flung-new-zealand/
See the scoop Clipping Queen Bee’s Wings: Lorde’s real Grammy speech suppressed
See the inside story behind Lorde’s epic rise “Queen Bee Mentor: The professor who fed Lorde’s mental buzz at https://snoopman.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/queen-bee-mentor-the-professor-who-fed-lordes-mental-buzz/
By day, Snoopman works undercover as an ordinary mortal, editing news at a television station. By night, Snoopman researches the wicked deeds of the powerful, and is Editor-in-Chief at Snoopman News.
Also see Lorde’s Suppressed Grammy Award acceptance speech (Full Transcript) 26 January 2014 https://snoopman.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/lordes-suppressed-grammy-award-acceptance-speech-full-transcript-26-january-2014/
The story is also mirrored at snoopman.net.nz here:
Clipping Queen Bee’s Wings: Lorde’s real Grammy speech suppressed http://snoopman.net.nz/2014/02/11/clipping-queen-bees-wings-lordes-real-grammy-speech-suppressed/
Lorde’s Suppressed Grammy Award acceptance speech (Full Transcript) 26 January 2014 http://snoopman.net.nz/2014/02/11/lordes-suppressed-grammy-award-acceptance-speech-full-transcript-26-january-2014/