Adding to the dearth of content…

From the New Zealand Herald (and normally I would make a sarcastic comment about its quality of reporting, but here they are simply printing a news story from Reuters) on the Litveninko poisoning:

‘Looking tanned and dressed in a dapper pink shirt, Lugovoy said the Kremlin’s enemies and the Western press were portraying him as a “Russian James Bond” in a campaign to tarnish Russia’s image.’

Looking tanned and dapper? Oh, Journalism, how low have ye sunk? You can’t imagine a news report in 1944 going ‘Hitler, dressed to the nines in the latest lederhosen with a natty Swiss cap, said that ordering the extermination of the Jews was simply a necessary action to get the German economy onto an even footing.’

Actually, maybe I can.

About Matthew Dentith

Author of "The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories" (Palgrave Macmillan), Matthew Dentith wrote his PhD on epistemic issues surrounding belief in conspiracy theories. He is a frequent media commentator on the weird and the wonderful, both locally and internationally. On occasion he can be caught dreaming about wax lions but, mostly, it is rumoured he works for elements of the New World Order.

One comment:

  1. Don’t forget not to mention the war.. Also, I don’t believe Hitler wore Lederhosen. Ever. I am tempted to prove myself wrong but can’t stand the idea of looking at certain pictures..
    However, I did giggle. A little.

    (The real-time comment preview rocks, by the way.)

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