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Last updated on July 21st, 2017 at 02:51 pm
This week’s Continuing Crisis column in The Bulletin mentions Robert Vermeire, Kieran Doyle, Osama bin Laden, and John Cameron.
Unlike his weaselly cousin, thrice removed “down Under”, who authored that article in The Bulletin. A much better read, if you ask me.
Now if only Lance Armstrong could lend some of his spine and willpower to France…but they’d find a way to avoid using them.
As far as I know, the likes of Kerry O’Brien and Tony Jones on the ABC are still willing to call a terrorist a terrorist. They were doing so up to last week; does anyone know if they’ve stopped since the memo?
The comment about the “Great War, Second World War” etc having agreed names is nonsense. World War II is known as “The Great Patriotic War” in the country where most of it was fought (USSR/Russia). In Vietnam they talk of the “American War”: should the ABC now refer to it as the “so-called Vietnam War”?
It’s a waste of good alcohol to name it after those vermin.
Setting them alight with it, maybe…Posted by richard mcenroe on 2005 07 26 at 08:18 PM • permalink
What about a nice refreshing Tora Bora Roarer? It contains no booze, but lots of microbiological wildlife, so you can explain away the brown stains on the back of your tribal robes as the result of amoebic dysentry and not the close proximity of infidel special forces or the racket of B1’s afterburners outside your cave entrance.
WW2, “the big one”, as Dobie Gillis’ dad would say, is commonly known as ‘the Hitlerite war’ in Poland.
How about the ‘Alan Ramsey’?
one part ipecac
one part syrup of figs
one part rubbing alcohol
dusted with ‘laxette’ sprinkles
served in a special minature porcelain ‘utensil’, complete with miniature replica Koran on a swizzle stick.
How about the ‘little boy’, named after the Nagasaki nuke? Take a schooner of Sambucca, break open two (2) mercury thermometers and pour contents into the glass. Stir and serve warm.Posted by Lucky Nutsacks on 2005 07 26 at 09:47 PM • permalink
If it’s going to have mercury in it, surely it’s a Minamata Manhattan?
- Posted by richard mcenroe on 2005 07 26 at 10:48 PM • permalink
Given the rule: “We should try to avoid the term, without attribution. We should let other people characterise while we report the facts as we know them.” I suggest we call these “so-called journalists” by a more factual term: arseholes.Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2005 07 26 at 10:54 PM • permalink
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I suggest the descriptive term “artful dodger” for journalists that work for such media outlets employing such devious terms.
We also have trouble with such aquirming here in Yankeeland.