Saturday, May 27, 2006

Plain Speaking

The Duke of Edinburgh is right on.
"I am truly fed up with opening and closing ceremonies," the Duke said in an interview with the Daily Telegraph.

"They ought to be banned. They are a pain in the neck," he added.
He described the 1972 ceremony in Munic has "absolutely, appalingly awful."   He's being kind.   Most of the ceremonies in the last twenty or so years can be described as appalingly awful.   The opening ceremony for the 2005 Winter Olympics was truly laughable, so much so that even the AP described it as "surreal."  

The Duke should be commended for plain speaking.   Just don't expect the BBC to acknowledge his remarks are spot on.   The BBC, after all, like most of the lamestream media are in the business of air brushing history.

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