Wednesday, December 1, 2010

More WikiLeaks

Notice how much better a job the Times does in summarizing these cables than the French press has managed to date. Our diplomats may lack flair, but our journalists are tops when it comes to collecting and regurgitating the diplomatic mush.

I think I'll spend the afternoon re-reading Isaiah Berlin's wartime dispatches from Washington and George Kennan's letters from Moscow. Longing for the good old days. I guess this is a sure sign I've become an old man.

1 comment:

FrédéricLN said...

"Notice how much better a job the Times does in summarizing these cables than the French press has managed to date."

Yes, how much. Le Monde's own report was not that bad, but The Times' is definitely better.

Would somebody in French media question the "fact" that the French EU presidency was praised as a "success" in the whole galaxy? (Well -maybe. I should perhaps have checked before asking!)