Log in

No account? Create an account
entries friends calendar profile AT: Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn Previous Previous Next Next
There's good news and bad news. - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
There's good news and bad news.
Good news: that useless, contemptible sod Giles Fraser has cut and run from St Paul's.

Bad news: He's now the patron saint and martyr-confessor of Swampydom, and we'll no doubt spend the next few years listening to his bleating idiocy on Auntie and in the Grauniad.

Tags: ,

5 comments or Leave a comment
17catherines From: 17catherines Date: October 27th, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's sort of amusing (given that I get most of my news from LJ) to see precisely the same new reported very nearly simultaneously on my friendslist, with entirely opposing opinions attached...

wemyss From: wemyss Date: October 28th, 2011 12:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

There are worse news sources.

Auntie, say.

At least here you do get both opinions.
17catherines From: 17catherines Date: October 29th, 2011 12:17 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: There are worse news sources.

Exactly so. I'm more or less guaranteed intelligent writing, intellectual honesty, attention to source material, and well-expressed opinions. What more could one want? Also, here I know what people's general biases are and don't have to figure out the journalist's agenda to try to figure out what is going on.

Over here, my choices are The Age, which isn't bad but is fairly local in its slant; The Australian, which pretty much declared war on Gillard from the day she came in, so it's just about impossible to sort the valid criticisms from the politicking (very much a news source which is trying to influence what the news is going to be, if you know what I mean), and The Herald Sun, which is all lowest-common-denominator-illegal-boat-people-are-taking-over and can be read only at risk of one's blood pressure.
fpb From: fpb Date: October 28th, 2011 05:29 am (UTC) (Link)
I used to know a man whose job often brought him into contact with Anglican bishops. He is an agnostic himself, of Jewish descent, I think. And he told me that on one occasion he was the only non-clergyman on a certain panel - something to do with education, I think - and was astonished to find that not a single one of the half-dozen bishops in the room spoke as though they believed anything in the Christian creed. They all, he said, sounded exactly as though they did not believe a word of it.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: October 28th, 2011 12:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes, Prime Minister.

That is the usual bishop's gambit.
5 comments or Leave a comment