Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
It's the BBC again, now more pro-Israel than the US government and the US media -
Kerry’s frustrated remarks about Israel were not reported at all in that article, or elsewhere by the BBC online. Careful not to alert its audience to the US Secretary of State’s allegations against Israel, or to carry a narrative that even so much as hinted at them, the BBC said only: “He blamed both sides for taking ‘unhelpful’ steps.” The rest was ignored.
Monday, April 07, 2014
Saturday, April 05, 2014
Reading today's "Independent" I came across a term that really annoys me - ex-pat. What the hell is an ex-pat - a renegade Irishman? The intended word is expatriate, someone living in a country other than their own. OK? Some time ago this word was shortened, God knows why, to expat. Then came ex-pat, presumably after the press decided they didn't need to pay sub-editors. This was followed by the back-formation 'ex-patriot'. I've seen both of these examples of slovenly writing and checking in the press. It seems that the Independent, a supposed 'quality' paper, has standards as indifferent as those of the tabloids.