The Art of Deflection

As the gentle reader of this blog will know and as Greg has stated in the About text (upper right hand side on the page), we have a particular interest in the intersection of news from America and the way in which these news are delivered to the Danish people. It was therefore with a…

Misdirection

Mikkel Danielsen had a strange piece out in Berlingske yesterday: Fox News’s big star put a video out on the internet. Then the hosts burst into conflict.Mikkel Danielsen, Berlingske.dk, Nov 25 (“Then the hosts burst into conflict” is a lousy translation of a Danish colloquialism for which there’s no handy English equivalent, so the clunkiness…

On Standards

Most of the posts on this blog relate to Danish misrepresentations of America and Americans. But the Highway of Misunderstandings has always been a two-way street. With multiple lanes in each direction. And heavy traffic. Case in point, a tweet from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution from a few weeks ago (which came to my attention via…

The Echo Chamber in the Hall of Mirrors

Would you take a flight from Copenhagen to Cairo with a stopover in Atlanta? Would you call a friend in Tokyo to catch you up on events in Moscow? I’m asking because TV2 News ran a story this morning that described some inclement weather in Egypt over the weekend. After teasing the reader with a…

Meghan and Her Harry Ass

To everything there is a season: a time to be born, a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to cast off all restraints and unleash barbaric torrents of profanity. This is one of those latter times. Prince Harry calls misinformation a “global humanitarian crisis:” “I am determined not to lose my…

DR: Loyal to the End

DR’s entire foreign news division should be disbanded and rebuilt from scratch. Trump’s investigation of FBI and Russia is still running — and there’s a there there.Jakob Busk Olsen, DR.dk, Nov 5 The article is of course about the arrest of Igor Danchenko. It doesn’t get much play on DR’s website: it’s a smallish feature…

Bulverism Unchained

The Danish media ignored a lot of American stories this week. With an opening like that I could go on for days, but let’s stick to the really big American developments they ought to have covered: the bellwether gubernatorial race in Virginia, and the dirty tricks being played by the Clintonite McAuliffe’s campaign and supporters;…

Apologies Our Sorry Media Won’t Report

On September 29th, the National School Boards Association sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting, in its own words (and capitalization), “Federal Assistance to Stop Threats and Acts of Violence Against Public Schoolchildren, Public School Board Members, and Other Public School District Officials and Educators.” In that letter, signed by NSBA President Viola Garcia…