ABCwatch

Tim Blair

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New Criterion

 

 

Tuesday, November 19, 2002
 
WHAT? IS IT THE MOVIES THAT ARE OK?

The minders for Radio National's morning mouthpiece and serial commentator, Vivian Schenker, have found one of their own.

American journalist Mark Hertsgaard spent six months visiting Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, talking to people about their perceptions of his homeland. What he found was that much of the anger was directed at the American Government and not Americans. More specifically, its military and corporations are resented, not its citizens. But do Americans understand this distinction?

We understand, don't we communards!

It's CAPITALISM. That's what's wrong with them.

Then follows a ten-minute stroke worthy of the Gastropod on Viagra.