August 02, 2003


Weren’t reporters the ones complaining about post-war looting?

A cult of personality trailed Uday, especially among journalists. One of the first things reporters arriving after the war did was loot one of his houses.

Sigh. All those priceless antiquities.

Posted by Tim Blair at August 2, 2003 12:30 PM

Are you going to reinstate "comment of the week", if so can I nominate the person who said:

"Uday, Qusay blown away what eles do I have to say?.......we didn't start the fire"

That was fucking hilarious.

Posted by: The Referee at August 2, 2003 at 01:21 PM

Is there a Stockholm Syndrome for "journalists?" This is truly pathetic. I wonder how he'd like to live in a Britain run by a similar group?

Posted by: JorgXMcKie at August 2, 2003 at 01:42 PM

Udee rapey is funny me likee the horseys Mr. America bad man we want days like before Yankee man when Uday is raping and have horsey.

Posted by: Ye Olde Spaz at August 2, 2003 at 02:24 PM

Awe, ain't that so gosh darn sweet. Admist the horrors of war, a young jounalist embarks on a quixotic quest to track down a brutal tyrant's pony... only to find a bunch of wanna be dentists in the end. Or the other way around, what do I care.

Do they read this stuff before they send it in? It sounds like a Monty Python sketch. "Remember your journalist (announcer) training. Take a deep breath... and try not to think what you are writing about."

Posted by: Charles at August 2, 2003 at 10:15 PM

typical journalistic asshole: more concerned about the fate of uday's horse under the yanqui imperialist pig-dogs than he is about the fate of thousands of people under saddam and sons. asshat.

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at August 2, 2003 at 11:43 PM

" ... bad ties ... "

Bad ties?

There is something about inner urban left broadsheet writers, I don't know, that I just don't get.

Posted by: pooh at August 4, 2003 at 12:06 PM