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  "Never believe anything you read in (the) English (& U.S. press) about Europe," exaggerations aside, as a loose rule of thumb, this would work pretty well for me.

    I'd just shorten it to, "Never believe anything you read in (the U.S., Australian &) English (press & television)."

    Less because it's in English and mainly because it's probably owned by Rupert Murdoch.  Oh, yeah, I never believe much of anything I read in the French press, either, and for the same sort of reasons.

"In such an environment it is not surprising that the ills of technology should seem curable only through the application of more technology..." John W Aldridge

by proximity1 on Tue May 31st, 2011 at 09:10:26 AM EST
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Very funny, p1.

The point is that on this here site when people quote things, particularly in diaries, it is usually not uncritically, but for debate and for perceived quality. So dismissing the quotes without addressing the substance, on the "quip" that "never believe what your read in English" or, in your case "never believe anything you read in the press" is not really up to standard. And it really comes too close for comfort to Jerome telling ET regulars "here you are being gullible again about the EU".

Economics is politics by other means

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue May 31st, 2011 at 09:14:00 AM EST
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