Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Giant Rat of Bradford

Our local paper, The Edmonton Journal, covers world affairs by culling stories from English language papers worldwide and re-writing them for an Albertan audience, often with surprising and delightful results.

Yesterday it informed its readers that the Kremlin's past owners include "two royal dynasties -- the Ruriks and the Bolsheviks".

The Journal had the cheek to keep the Daily Telegraph's Moscow correspondent Andrew Osborn's byline on the piece. I think he should sue.

This is a re-write of a tongue in cheek Sun article about an escaped coypu in Bradford transformed into a tale for which the world is not yet ready.


Anonymous said...

I refer you to my recent post about our monster rodent, of which it appears there's as much proof of corporeal existence as there was of the Cottingley Fairies or Nessie.

Jane said...

Glad to hear it, I was thinking someone had maybe slaughtered a pet coypu to provide The Sun with a story.