Saturday, December 11, 2010

It's Those Rampaging *Anarchists* Again

It's not that I'm not sympathetic to any lingering trauma for the Duchess, but the coverage in the UK-based London Daily Mail tabloid does take the cake:

On a day of bitter recriminations after the tuition fees protest:
■ It was revealed that the Duchess of Cornwall was prodded in the ribs through an open window by an anarchist as she and Prince Charles were surrounded by a mob;

Come now. I know it's traditional with the Brits, but must we resort to characterizing them as anarchists? It makes the student protestors sound like something out of a 1920s' thriller.