Monday, March 07, 2005
Irrelevant in Anyone's Language
More quality references at the House of Wheels and The Jawa Report if you are unfamiliar with the story.
I seldom visit non-English Indymedia sites as it's hard enough for me understanding the English ones! Nevertheless, I thought it would be very interesting to fire up the Babelfish and Google Translation plugins to see what Italian Indymedia were saying about it.
Non molto... (Not very much!)
The only thing I could find, amidst the usual Indy material (albeit in Italian except for certain articles spammed worldwide) was this: l 'arroganza amricana whose headline I hopefully don't need to translate for readers. This is the first time I've been pedantic about spelling in a foreign language and yes, even in Italy, many of the Indymedia contributors cannot spell.
The article itself is little more than a link to a rather poignant Cox and Forkum cartoon and the headline.
That's it. Quello è tutto, buona notte.
Such a news source!
This is crappy. Does anyone who doesn't make other fear of a pink planet-blogs ever read your stuff? I doubt it. I'm willing to bet I'm the only exception.
Besides, which is worse, american military intentionally killing radical journalists, or unintentionally? Those quite well trained youngins over there know what they have to do. Reply shall be automatic, that is the order. And that is how families, farmers and businessmen are shot to bits - automatically.
Congratulations to a great site, more and more looking like the nutty indy media you are watching.
I'm not sure if English is your first language (are you also known as "Steven from Sweden" in an earlier post?). As such, I'm not 100% sure what you are saying.
For what it's worth, I didn't buy into any argument over what actually happened to the Italian journalist in Iraq. All I did was indicate that Rome Indymedia was a practically useless 'news source'. The link to the cartoon was theirs, not mine.
You have an opinion which you are welcome to. Others may disagree. My point, and it remains unchanged by your post, is that Rome Indymedia has made no worthwhile contribution to the whole affair, irrespective of what you believe happened.
Thanks for visiting.