The Daily Bork

June 15, 2005

"lost way" = "attack" ???

Three articles on the same topic, all with much the same text. Three headlines from three countries...

Most descriptive of article content:

NY Sun (US): Red Cross Has 'Lost Its Way,' Study Says

Descriptive, but with a little flick of the wrist to give some spin:

Stuff (NZ): Red Cross running 'contrary to US interests' - Republican senators

The outright hyperbole:

TT (SE): USA attack on the International Red Cross (USA-attack mot internationella RK)

Despite being an almost literal translation of the English versions, the Swedish version does not mention "attack" or any remotely similar word in its text. This from the country paranoidally terrified of Fox News. If only Swedes understood cricket they might have more appreciation of the dangers of spin.


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