21 September 2006

Osama, lesbians and Kirchner

Remember the guy who allegedly looked like Osama bin Laden? Well, Rosario3 reported it first, but La Nación did best. According to them, the guy was not banned from Wal-Mart, and was not refused entry because of Osama-like beard, but because of sanitary standards. It's really difficult to tell fact from exaggeration and fiction. Especially with that huge beard in front of you.

Meta-mediatically speaking, Rosario3 is a young online newspaper which seems to get a lot of news (and pictures) directly from the people; La Nación is an old conservative newspaper who would never ever place a couple of people desperately making out in its cover. In case you were wondering, that was a followup to the lesbian discrimination episode I mentioned a few days ago.

In other news, President Kirchner went to New York for the UN General Assembly, and besides speaking there and being present while Hugo Chávez referred to G. W. Bush as "the devil" and commented about a lingering "smell of sulfur" in the room even one day after Dubya's speech, he rang the opening bell at the NY Stock Exchange. Apparently he was well-received, but The Wall Street Journal felt bound to call him "anti-market" (pronounce it in the same tone as a Catholic cardinal would say "anti-Christ", or as Senator McCarthy would say "Communist") in part because Kirchner has had the gall of applying price controls, thus distorting the Natural Order of the Universe.

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