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BBC weblog watch

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… does a round up of blogs that talk about G8 summmit and the African debt. It mentions Samizdata’s contribution to the ‘debate’.  As usual, the article pigeon-holes the blog, which both BBC and Guardian seem to need to do in order to make sense of the blog and sleep well at night having dismissed it as ‘libertarian’. Sigh.

The good news is that aparently, bloggers have not been overly kind to Live 8 so far. My favourite party-pooper is Bullets And Honey:

Bob Geldof lets out the strange mix of profanity and plea making that has become his signature tune. Whenever I catch these so called Africa saviours on TV, the urgency of their appeals and the faux concern they exude always leaves me enraged. They use African poverty and suffering like a prop for already over-large egos. We are helpless beings who cannot survive without the concern of an Elton John (in the background) or a Geldof who has not written a hit song in a decade and yet can save Africa.

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One Response to “BBC weblog watch”


  1. Alan Connor
    on Dec 6th, 2005
    @ 0:53 am

    As usual, the article pigeon-holes the blog, which both BBC and Guardian seem to need to do in order to make sense of the blog and sleep well at night having dismissed it as ‘libertarian’. Sigh.

    I wrote that. Why “dismissed”?

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