Friday, November 23, 2007

Good Old Ian Smith

Spotted this in The Guardian's Diary section:

Against the backdrop of ongoing crisis in Zimbabwe, all papers sought the most thoughtful way to report the death of Ian Smith, the man who fought so strongly to prevent black rule. "Rhodesia PM Smith dies at 88", said the Sun. "Ian Smith, scourge of Britain and Mugabe, dies aged 88", said the Telegraph. "Rhodesia's last white leader dies", reported the Times. Only the Daily Mail would think to headline its story with his nickname, "Good Old Smithy". Good old Daily Mail.

Says it all really doesn't it??