One can’t see this nonsense without recalling the words of Stig O’ Tracy concerning the Piranha Brothers:
Presenter: Another man who had his head nailed to the floor was Stig O’ Tracy.
Interviewer: I’ve been told Dinsdale Piranha nailed your head to the floor.
Stig: No. Never. He was a smashing bloke. He used to buy his mother flowers and that. He was like a brother to me.
Interviewer: But the police have film of Dinsdale actually nailing your head to the floor.
Stig: (pause) Oh yeah, he did that.
You know Its not the lie itself, its how blatant the lie is that really strikes me. It’s almost Soviet in its nature.
If this goes on much longer I’ll have to give in to the opinions of friends of mine.
Update: This sounds soviet like too:
Antigua’s highest mountain officially became “Mount Obama” on Tuesday as the small Caribbean nation celebrated the American president on his birthday and saluted him as a symbol of black achievement.
What a joke.