Saturday, January 12, 2013

Why does Rupert Murdoch hate America?

The American flag on the nameplate can't fool us any longer. The New York Post has sold out. Not only is half the page devoted to the hellspawn of the very same accursed monarchy the Second Amendment protects us against, but the headlines aren't even written in real American!*

It does remain a bit of a headscratcher: how a bunch of anti-empirical minor-league whingeing about a portrait** of somebody who married onto somebody else's royal family became a story in the first place. Who's ready to explain why it's the story of the day here in the colonies?

* The existential "Fury at ..." is diagnostic; it's perfectly good on its home turf, but that's not how we do things in the colonies.

** Your Editor thinks it's a pretty good example of its kind, but it's clearly been a few years since he visited the National Portrait Gallery.

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Anonymous Picky said...

I suppose it's because someone has calculated that this is a front page that will sell. I'm too far away to judge whether they're right, but I shouldn't be at all surprised.

4:34 AM, January 13, 2013  
Anonymous Ed Latham said...

KATE IN WAN SMILE AT DUFF DAUB HORROR, as the New York Times will no doubt be putting it shortly. The received tabloid wisdom over here is that 'there's no sparkle in her eyes', although I too think it's quite a fair likeness. Is Picky right - will that cover shift some units?

4:40 AM, January 13, 2013  

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