Monday 16 Jul 2018 | 20:36 | SYDNEY
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Wednesday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


30 July 2008 15:45

  • Is it cruel to observe that Gideon Rachman's attempt to write a column composed entirely of foreign policy cliches reads like a condensed Kevin Rudd speech?
  • A blogger has done some actual investigative journalism, and found Obama's Berlin crowd figures were inflated.
  • Effects of the oil shock: Conventional wisdom has it that a car depreciates by x-thousand dollars as soon as you drive it off the lot. But in America today, you can sell your second-hand Prius at a profit. The Toyota Prius, of course, is the world's first mass-produced hybrid, and was memorably referred to on South Park as the Toyota Pious.
  • China Rises discovers that Beijing's media censors sometimes slip up. Somewhat related, ABC TV's Foreign Correspondent program last night aired a good piece about China's petitioners, who are not welcome in the capital in this Olympic year.