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Taboo

December 27, 2007 by

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I would not say that the celebration of the birth of baby J has been completely outshone by this bit of news but once the veil on communication of the past two days was lifted all the newspapers were unanimous in their agreement that the biggest news of the day was Dr Alfred Sant’s hospitalisation. […]

Prognosis – Get Well Soon

December 27, 2007 by

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Dr Alfred Sant  will be hospitalised today for surgery. I believe that I speak on behalf of all contributors and readers of The Malta Chronicle when I wish him a speedy recovery.  Jacques Rene’ Zammit – TMC Administrator

La Corrida

December 26, 2007 by

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HUMBUG: deceptive misrepresentation, short of lying, especially by pretentious word or deed, of somebody’s own thoughts, feelings, or attitudes (Max Black, The Prevelance of Humbug) The week running up to Christmas is always rich in bullshit. Everyone’s got a message to pass on, in particular national leaders and editors of local newspapers. And those lofty messages generally centre around the words ‘materialism’ […]

The Private Lives of Public Figures

December 17, 2007 by

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Perhaps one of the more decent features of the Maltese political circus is that the protagonists’ private lives are considered nearly sacred by direct adversaries and journalists alike. Muck-raking has never been a particularly pleasant sight to behold. It’s the sort of full-time journalistic British pastime which we can certainly do without. Even all that psycho-babble […]

Li Ching – and other ways of catching up

December 10, 2007 by

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This blog was started to monitor the forthcoming election in the Maltese Islands. The idea also stemmed out of the need felt by two bloggers to examine how the Maltese political landscape will react to the internet and all that goes with it. Little did we appreciate at the time that probably one of the […]

TMC vs Independent vs Maltatoday

December 1, 2007 by

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David sent me an email this week on the day Maltatoday’s midweek edition went online. The ex-blogger in Brussels pointed out that Saviour Balzan’s editorial seemed to have been very very inspired by two posts in the TMC – one by me and one by David. It is not always easy to understand whether David […]