21 January 2011

Netanyahu as "amour-plated bullshitter" and other bloopers

I wasn't on the outlook for bloopers today. It is simply that this Jerusalem Post headline jumped at me from the screen:


Of course, they meant "armour-plated", and it says so in the article itself:
Britain believed that then Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was an "armour-plated bullshitter", former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's communications chief Alistair Campbell was quoted as writing in 1998, The Guardian reported Thursday.
Interestingly, both the typo and the original image fit the subject...

Of course, to verify the story and the quote I went to look for the original article in The Guardian. Yep. The stories match, and more:
Ehud Barak, the former Israeli prime minister who recently left the Labour party to strengthen his coalition with Netanyahu, also believes the Israeli prime minister is a bullshitter.
Sure, it takes one to know one. Not that Tony Blair couldn't make up a classy trinity of bulshitters, of course.

Another fine prize waited for me further down the text of the same Guardian's article:

Blood-soaked death throat? Royal Mail has started a new and hitherto unheard of service, it looks like.

Well, all in a day's work...

10 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Death throat? sounds like a horror porno in the making...

peterthehungarian said...

The best post on the CIF article:

Netanyahu is an armour-plated bulsitters says an armour-plated bullshitter.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

;)

SnoopyTheGoon said...

CiF? Sorry, Peter, I lost you here. The source of the story is not CiF - just the Guardian.

peterthehungarian said...

Snoopy sorry my mistake

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/wintour-and-watt/2011/jan/20/alastaircampbell-binyamin-netanyahu

Not CIF but the Guardian. Das selbe Dreck anyway

SnoopyTheGoon said...

That for sure.

David All said...

Netanyahu is an armor-plated bullshitter. Since when is this news? 

SnoopyTheGoon said...

It is not news, just a good point nicely made ;)

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