George Galloway has been busy doing what he’s good at – pissing people off. In style too. At the U.S. Senate. I don’t think I could imagine more delightful testimony short of Jon Stewart being summoned. For instance:
“Now, the neo-con websites and newspapers in which you’re such a hero, senator, were all absolutely cock-a-hoop at the publication of the Christian Science Monitor documents, they were all absolutely convinced of their authenticity. They were all absolutely convinced that these documents showed me receiving $10 million from the Saddam regime. And they were all lies.
“In the same week as the Daily Telegraph published their documents against me, the Christian Science Monitor published theirs which turned out to be forgeries and the British newspaper, Mail on Sunday, purchased a third set of documents which also upon forensic examination turned out to be forgeries. So there’s nothing fanciful about this. Nothing at all fanciful about it.
The full transcript is full of good giggles, and likely to be more entertaining and informative than the US news sources (with the possible exception of the Daily Show). At the moment, none of the U.S. newspapers of record have anything but a dull AP wire story. Given the fact of politics as spectacle, this is the sort of spectacle one can quickly see being prioritised somewhere below the launch of Playstation 3. But just in case this receives the oxygen of publicity which it so richly deserves, I’ve prepared a fieldguide to the logic and language you can expect to see in the U.S. press:
Moustachioed Scot…loose canon … weapon of self-destruction … famously litigious … meanwhile, Senator Norm Coleman … if these allegations turn out to be true … not a credible witness … held to account … transatlantic alliance … safely ignored … Saddam Hussein … Islamic peril…
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