Monday, June 24, 2013

The Schaden Freudes Itself II

(Yes, I have many posts with that tag, but this only the second to earn the title.)

Take it away, Miriam Elder.
The gate closed. A detachable staircase pulled away from the aircraft. The Airbus began to roll backward. "He's not on board," said Nikolai Sokolov, an Aeroflot gate employee, his eyes wide. "I was waiting for him myself."

Around two dozen journalists settled in for the 12-hour journey to Havana – a flight on which no alcohol is served, much to the chagrin of the reporters, many of whom aren't used to going half a day without a stiff drink.
For more journalism, here's Charles Pierce's best blog post (imho) on the topic to date, covering Glenn Greenwald's appearance with David Gregory on Meet The Press Sunday morning.
Now, if he had any self-awareness, the Dancin' Master would have considered the question to be asked-and-answered, licked his wounds, salved his well-kicked hindquarters, and moved on to other matters. But he heard the distant strains of the harpsichord and the faint laughter of the king and queen and he feared for his place at court. So, we got this. Dance, monkey, dance.

GREGORY: "Well the question of who's a journalist may be up to a debate with regard to what you are doing."
Dan Froomkin ‏@froomkin:
The elite media’s identification with the ruling class, rather than the public, has never been more obvious than in reaction to Snowden.

Cross-posted at Whiskey Fire. Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.


Randal Graves said...

Boy, those Germans have a word for everything.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Blitzkrieg Bop, too.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Maybe he escaped on Ron Paul's blimp.