December 11, 2004
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been cleared of corruption. I guess this qualifies him as an official James Wolcott Hero for our Time following Wolcott's celebration of George Galloway's legal win. About which lawyer Damian Penny writes: "Wolcott, by the way, says the Telegraph's incriminating documents 'were either forged or doctored' - even though the court made no such ruling, and Galloway did not even challenge their authenticity."
Naturally, Wolcott -- how apt that he writes for Vanity Fair -- is a Chomsky fan.
Posted by Tim Blair at December 11, 2004 03:57 PM
Apparently truth is not a defence to defamation in British law(just like here). So this vile prick wins a motza just like Naomi Campbell did.
And of course the judge got him up. Nothing a judge likes to do more than get an unpopular punter over the line. Allows the judges to drone on about the fact that justice is blind.
Oh, we're all Chomsky fans. For different reasons, of course.
I like him because he proves despite all our 21st Century sophistication, people are still willing to believe someone not far removed from the whacked-out mystics of old.
But Wolcott's a prose stylist!
Prose stylist? LOL! a la Baghdad Bob.
Hey, I'm just telling you what they say...
The BBC report on Berlusconi crawls and bumps along like a year 10 student who doesn't want to write an essay.
I'm sorry, I shouldn't say this, but I find George Galloway repellent. There may be good reasons for believing the war was wrong, but defending George Galloway, who has been a cheerleader for several foul regimes around the planet, is wrong. There are many, many, many better anti-war speakers and moral characters than the 'Honourable Member for Baghdad Central.' Some people have tried to defend him by saying he's a "character" - I'm sure he is, but so is Robert Mugabe. Others have claimed he has "a good sense of humour." Just because he can tell a knock-knock joke doesn't make up for his snivelling crawling to Saddam. Revolting.
I'm sorry, I had to get that out of my system.