Monday, February 18, 2008

Fair and balanced

I like Cory Doctorow, but I love the title to his Boing Boing post on the reaction of Guantánamo’s management to the new Harold and Kumar movie:

Gitmo’s torturers decry negative portrayal of gulag in new Harold and Kumar comedy

The next installment in the Harold and Kumar franchise is called “Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantánamo Bay,” in which our lovable heroes end up in America’s gulag when someone overhears them talking about “bongs” and thinks they’re talking about “bombs.” The criminals who run the prison camp on behalf of the US government evince distress at this because they hope that the world will see the secret prison as a clean, well-run, efficient gaol (filled with people so dangerous that they can’t be convicted of any crime).

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