17 February 2012 — williambowles.info
There are fifteen stories in today’s links, most from the MSM and twelve of the fifteen stories (some are essentially duplicates viz Business Week and TIME) have essentially the same headline: ‘A year after revolt, Libya mired in factional fighting’, or words to that effect. Predictably the BBC and Sky News headlines make no mention of this though the BBC does mention that militias roam unimpeded but ‘balances’ that with some PR from the White House about how the new ‘government will do something about “protect[ing] the rights of all the Libyan people”. The Sky News piece is all fireworks and a promise to do something about it as well (and one wouldn’t expect anything else from the Tripoli Post except fireworks). The final (and only) mention of the subject is about the outburst by the Libyan delegate to the UN alleging that ‘Gays threaten the continuation of the human race‘. I rest my case.