17 November 2010

Weird sentences

The decision of the British in 1956 to attach southern Sudan to the ethnically distinct north rather than to allow it to form part of a west African union was an important factor behind the problems that have troubled the area ever since.
That is Ed Pilkington, the Guardian's New York correspondent.

West Africa?


Anonymous said...

LOL. I was thinking the same thing

Tom said...

Not weird. Just wrong. Why can't we have a press corps that does rudimentary fact checks, or even better, journalists with a vague sense of geography.

Lee said...

I was desperately hoping that it was actually bizarrely true. Surely Guardian journalists aren't that stupid and that wrong?

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