Saturday, July 23, 2005

Rathergate Anniversary - 47 days and counting - Dilpazier Aslam and the Guardian

The power of the blogosphere has manifested itself in a scandal that plagues the The Guardian in London. Eursoc provides the details:
UK bloggers may have hit on a home-grown scandal as significant as last year's weblog-led revelation that CBS had been duped by forged documents relating to George W. Bush's military record.

This time, the in-house journal of Britain's liberal establishment has come under intense scrutiny as bloggers - and not a few mainstream media journalists - demand to know why The Guardian continues to employ an extremist Islamist.

Aslam wrote that England should examine itself to see whether it should accept responsibility for the recent terrorist bombings. Aslam summarized the attitudes of the terrorists (and himself) thusly:
"We're much sassier with our opinions, not caring if the boat rocks or not"

The boat has rocked to the point that Aslam has been dismissed.

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