First Broadcast October 15, 2005: In this week’s edition of Shire Network News, the official podcast of Silent Running, Laurence Simon talks about the non-story about how George Bush came to be quoted as saying G0d talks to him. The media’s unimpeachably solid source for this? The Palestinian political leadership! Riiiight.Our Man in London speculates about which loser has-been is going to be selected to lead the Tory Party to it’s next inevitable crushing defeat, and our feature interview is with blogger Meryl Yourish, about her concerns that Israel is being held to a double standard, and that Jews are reliving the 1930s.
Also in the program, an alternative use for the BBC‘s news theme Lillibulero, the BBC try to show that Jews are just making it up about being in danger and Melanie Phillips probably wishes she hadn’t participated in the documentary, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder leaves office with characteristic charm and diplomacy, what the European papers are really saying about America in their own languages, the New Zealand media spazzes out over church members speaking to politicians, British playwright Harold Pinter wins this year’s Novel Prize for Anti-American Lunacy, a soldier involved in the alleged “staged chat” with the President hits back at the media for misrepresenting it, a lefty luvvie Australian playwright gets trapped on a cruise ship full of Kath and Kim clones and sees a metaphor for the destruction of the Lucky Country, while commenters on Tim Blair’s site point and laugh.
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