Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The Cretin troll is back at The Independent

I see that The Independent is making known its considered view of the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko.

Pity that they can not check the most basic facts. President Yuschenko of Ukraine was not poisoned by Thallium, but by Dioxin, as the most cursory check would have shown.

It is hard to take the Indy seriously as a newspaper of record when it can not even get the most basic facts right.


rk said...

I also like the assumption that the FSB represents the Russian “services” in plural. So it could not possibly be the SVR or GRU then.

This error is probably a hangover of the UK press always calling MI5 the ‘security services’ rather than its official name the ‘Security Service’.

Anonymous said...


How long have you been reading the Indy, now? Surely you have realised that, while sympathetic to our cause, it is a rather sorry excuse for a paper.

OTOH, The Times has an excellent quality of journalism but seemingly an editorial policy of positioning us firmly in their blind spot.

The Gruniad can't spell, the Torygraph can't feel, and the rest are too busy reporting reality TV to pick up on any real news.

You can't win! Stick to the blogosphere; you'll be happier in the long run.

Etzel Pangloss said...

It's a miserable rag.

RK said...

I gave up regular reading of the UK daily press long ago. Too much opinionated sub standard reporting. Now I subscribe to the Economist and get my daily updates from the web.