Wednesday, 12 November 2003

Right-Wing nutbags cause confusion

Bear in mind this is from the notoriously unreliable and quite mad Fox News;

Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson accused President Bush of "undermining a Christian, Baptist president to bring in Muslim rebels" by asking Liberian President Charles Taylor, recently indicted for war crimes, to step down.

"How dare the president of the United States say to the duly elected president of another country, 'You've got to step down,"' Robertson said Monday on The 700 Club, broadcast from his Christian Broadcasting Network.

"It's one thing to say, we will give you money if you step down and we will give you troops if you step down, but just to order him to step down? He doesn't work for us."

Aren't these the same kind of super-fundamentalist idiots who were all in favour of turning Iraq into a car park? Or is it alright as long as you don't actually ask somebody to stand down?


Ahoy! Media sensationalism

The way the papers and TV are going off about Delta Goodrem you'd think she'd died suddenly. They're running tributes rivalling the great Princess Di debacle.

Obviously I feel for her, and I hope she recovers fully as soon as possible - but the notion that it's somehow a more important story than all the other misery in the world because she's had a couple of hit songs is absolutely ridiculous.

This makes me sound like a prick doesn't it?

UPDATE - Somebody else is taking her plight seriously. Searches for 'Delta Goodrem Nude' on Google have been on fire all day.