Thursday, August 14, 2008
The Inexhausible Capacity to Spin Convincingly
I've been reading Seamus Milne, one of the Guardian's top columnists, for years, and in my opinion the man is barking mad. But he's intelligent, and articulate, and his columns often present cogently what many in his ideological corner cannot say as well, so he's worth following. Today he explains that the war in Georgia was caused by American aggression and imperialism, and that Russia is the victim. Russia, the victim of imperialism. You heard me. It even says so in the newspaper.