Some colonial upstart ruined the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race by swimming out into the Thames to disrupt the race. He claims it is a political protest to draw attention to the continuing concentration of power and wealth in the hands of the few throughout western societies, including the 'global' order they have created.
Now, I was rather disappointed with this particular response from the UK press:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/artic ... ssism.html
Is this journalist stupid or is she deliberately trying to misrepresent the colonial uppstart?
The upstart wrote on his website the reasons he did what he did. But the journalist, Melaine Phillips can only attack his character by insinuating he is motivated by jealousy. Her article is the less inspired political commentary I have read for quite some time.
Is this low standard typical of contempory UK journalists or is she just spouting propoganda to support her perceived political interests?