December 12, 2006

The Art of Diversion

For around 45 out of the 50 last days, the main article in Fileleftheros involved some issue about the upcoming decision about the continuation of the Turkey-EU talks and the negotiations about the proposed punishments for Turkey. There is typically a very high correlation between the lead article and the column entitled Άποψη (View) that gives the newspaper's views about current events. Lots of views were aired from this column about what the government should do.

On the day after the said decision was taken, that is today, 12/12/2006, The View analyzes the electoral campaign for Sunday's mayoral elections. Talk about The Art of Diversion...

originally posted by Apodimos Kypreos


Blogger Noullis said...

Art of Diversion? Chris Pash has cut off my internet connection and my ex-wife almost took my pots and pans away from my place.

Can anyone sell me kitchen knives at a good price? I'll also be needing spoons.

12 December, 2006 21:44  
Blogger Demetris said...

Try Tsiaousis. You might even get some iffy wi-fi from Americanos upstairs.

13 December, 2006 03:12  
Anonymous nousimos kappa said...

«Ο Φιλελεύθερος» υπό τον τίτλο «Πυθιακή απόφαση των "25"» γράφει ότι συμβιβασμός που μπορεί να τύχει πολλών ερμηνειών, επιτεύχθηκε χθες στις Βρυξέλλες για την ενταξιακή πορεία της Τουρκίας.

The Art of diversion is never complete until you start using langauge that 50% of your readers will find even more confusing than the news themselves.

According to wikipedia:
"The Pythia was the priestess presiding over the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi, located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. The Pythia was widely credited with giving prophecies inspired by Apollo, giving her a prominence unusual for a woman in male-dominated ancient Greece.It is often said that the Pythia delivered oracles in a frenzied state induced by vapors rising from the ground, and that she spoke gibberish which priests reshaped into the enigmatic prophecies preserved in Greek literature."

Now who is the Pythia here, the news from Europe, the news tellers or maybe the news shaper (Lillik Omar)?

13 December, 2006 10:37  
Blogger apodimos Kypreos said...

Do not worry, Omonoia Apoel is coming up and it is an important game so there will be no need for Pythia, our great leaders will hurry to make it to the Great Game, talk about the Beautiful Game and so no need for Pythian analysis of the EU summit on Thursday and Friday this time around. As the ancient Romans cleverly understood, give the people games and parties and they will not complain for a single thing (Until Rome burns, that is).

13 December, 2006 11:02  
Blogger To Hlithio Agrino said...

Anybody 's got matches?

13 December, 2006 15:34  
Blogger apodimos Kypreos said...

"Peripaize, peripaize..."

Cypriot Darth Vader

13 December, 2006 22:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Φιλελεύθερος: Βήμα, εκφραση και προστάτης της συμμορίας των πολιτικών, των παπάδων των δικαστών, του μεγάλου κεφαλαίου, των μασόνων και λοιπών απατεώνων της νήσου των αγίων. ΛΙΓΔΑ .... λιάξ

Πιέ αλλόνα ρε!


14 December, 2006 09:46  
Blogger Noullis said...

dodgy ethernet cable. Had tons of fun at the Brooklyn Public Library, though. Cutlery at the loft has been mysteriously disappearing lately.

16 December, 2006 07:55  

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