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I haven't had time to read your piece- I just caught it now. However, if it concerns rightwing spin, it is being manufactured wholesale by Berlusconi's il Giornale, Berlusconi's wife's il Foglio, plus Libero and il Tempo.

I have been sitting back and waiting to see who would pick it up and start shoveling it around the international MSM.

Believe me, tomorrow there will be plenty more here in Italy. Hell, they may even drag in Eurotrib which is part of the vast leftwing conspiracy that controls the blogosphere and the MSM.

Did you know that not only is Wilson a French spy, but Waxman is a front for LaRouche? Plus Jay Rockefeller is a partner in the French Cogema that mines uranium in Niger? Or that the Niger uranium actually got to Iraq and Jay is covering it up with the lefty cabal? Bush and Berlusconi are poor innocent victims of the lefty plot to dominate the world by fooling them into going to war.

No kidding, it's the sort of stuff available in the rightwing press here in Italy.

by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Thu Dec 1st, 2005 at 04:58:01 PM EST
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Your right-wing is only catching up with my right-wing :-)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Dec 1st, 2005 at 05:09:54 PM EST
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I think they walk hand in hand. Maybe they take turns back-walking.

I have read the misnomered "AmericanThinker" article that Jerome took the piss out of. It was hard getting past the vision of Martino confessing in court. (He never has been arrested, indicted, tried, nor has he confessed anything.)

But I did check timelines and have noted that the "freerepublic" article came out just before the Italian spin on October 25th. I still haven't traced the Rockefeller-LaRouche-Waxman-LeftCoaster-KnightRidder cabal source. Suggestions welcome.

by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Thu Dec 1st, 2005 at 05:52:03 PM EST
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I think they walk hand in hand. Maybe they take turns back-walking.

Well, the leadership of the bigger right-wing party here in Hungary used Berlusconi's Forza Italia (in every detail - even translating the name) as model to re-organise their base. (With this move, they turned an earlier Hungarian joke into reality: "due to dissatisfaction with their work, Politician X deselected the party membership.")

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri Dec 2nd, 2005 at 04:04:14 PM EST
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It would be fun to find out who finances them. Hungary used to be a great haven for relaundering Sicilian mafia gains.
by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Fri Dec 2nd, 2005 at 05:26:04 PM EST
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Oh, I think they stole enough money in government for that... (I forgot to mention that these 'civilian rounds' under the Hajrá Magyarország umbrella formed just before, during, and after the Right narrowly lost the 2002 elections.)

BTW, speaking of Italian perceptions of Hungarian connections to Italian organised crime, do you know anything (especially anything recent) about the strange case of Tamás Somogyi - the Hungarian entrepreneur accused of having been an arms dealer for the Fiat Uno gang, and imprisoned by the Italian justice system in an apparent case of serial justizmord (i.e. all instances repeating the errors), and only Strasbourg ordering a re-trial in 2004, after a five-year ordeal?

(I may have missed what happened to the retrial, and Google can't find me an update in Hungarian news sites as the name is too common...)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri Dec 2nd, 2005 at 06:44:21 PM EST
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I quick check behind subscription walls gave no results. I'll dig into it, and drop you a line if I find something.
by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Sat Dec 3rd, 2005 at 04:41:35 AM EST
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Does anyone actually believe it?

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Dec 1st, 2005 at 05:38:29 PM EST
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It depends which news outlet you read: this one
http://www.phxnews.com/fullstory.php?article=28910
reads "il giornale", not " la repubblica"

I personally prefers la Repubblica, but I read Eurotrib...
Italian media, and especially those belonging to Mr. B, are quite good at the game "eurasia is at war with oceania".

La répartie est dans l'escalier. Elle revient de suite.

by lacordaire on Fri Dec 2nd, 2005 at 09:28:43 AM EST
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Eurasia does seem to be at war with Oceania.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 2nd, 2005 at 09:34:41 AM EST
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