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Wednesday, 09 November 2005
Estate agents are not always truthful

truly impressive

The wording on the for sale sign above caught my attention today. Below the standard estate agent poster another strip has been tacked on containing the following words, in red type:

A truly impressive development of apartments, new builds and conversions

In a sense these words imply that the adjective impressive is not always honestly used.

Tomorrow I am considering another ground breaking headline: Birds fly.  I should also add that I have had some dealings in the past with the company responsible for this poster and I am not trying to imply that they are untruthful. I have no knowledge of that.

Talking of people who are not known for their honesty, our Prime Minister lost a vote in Parliament today as 49 of his own MPs rebelled against his attempt to introduce draconian anti-terror legislation.  He argued that the country was behind him, and the Sun Newspaper was his main cheerleader. Yesterday the Sun trumpeted

TORIES out to wreck Tony Blair’s crackdown on terrorists were in turmoil last night - as The Sun’s army of readers rallied behind the PM. A whopping 100,000 of you phoned our hotline to DEMAND 90 days’ detention for terror suspects. Thousands more of you went online - blitzing MPs with emails to SHAME them into backing Mr Blair in tonight’s crunch Commons vote. As you made your voices heard in near-record numbers, senior Tories began to buckle - and Labour rebels started drifting back to the Government side. We urge you to keep the pressure up by phoning the number above. The sensational show of Sun reader power instantly turned the tide in favour of Mr Blair.

Bloggerheads unpacked this cobblers in the following interesting article 97% of Sun readers do not support Blair’s 90-day detention plan.

Edit: Oops, I forgot that my dear friend is an estate agent and that it is not a good idea to generalise. Apologies to Brends!

Posted by bigblue on 09/11/2005 at 11:56 PM
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Governments across the world seem to be going mad recently - although I am pleased at the way the vote went, and got a laugh at the attempt of the Sun to seem actually interested in politics…

Posted by bluemeanie  on  10/11/2005  at  11:35 PM

You need to understand that Rupert Murdoch (the ultra right wing Australian media mogul once famously parodied in a James Bond movie) supports Tony Blah.  For the same reason he supports the Chinese regime: m-o-n-e-y. 

It is strange that he supports China so unreservedly.  All the more strange when you consider we are talking here about the prime mover behind the right-wing Fox News.  Otherwise known as Fox So-Called News.

All that is consistent about him and his empire is a complete aversion to ethics or to truth.

Posted by flank  on  11/11/2005  at  01:57 PM

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