Sunday, April 15, 2007

Somehow this reminds me of a tirade by Basil Fawlty (*). While a Christian bookstore and two internet cafes are bombed by anonymous terrorists, anarchy is king in the territories, Qassam rockets continue to land across the Gaza border and one of their colleagues is supposedly held by Gazan kidnappers, British journalists find time to condemn and call for a boycott against Israel over its 'aggression' in Gaza and over last year's war in Lebanon. Typical, absolutely typical. Having proper priorities does not appear to be the strongest waulity of British journalism. How else could one explain the fact that on the website of a respectable news station the breakup of a royal prince and his girlfriend has been the main headline for at least two days in a row, even now that two more British soldiers have died in Iraq? PS: In the meantime ( not as a result of my posting I am sure :-) ) the news about the helicopter crash has dispelled the question of why prince William and his Kate split from the first place among the network's headlines. About time, I'd say. (*): " This is typical. Absolutely typical... of the kind of... arse I have to put up with from you people. [...] you're all too busy sticking your noses into every corner, poking around for things to complain about, aren't you? Well let me tell you something - this is exactly how Nazi Germany started. A lot of layabouts with nothing better to do than to cause trouble. "

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