With forked tongue


David Kaspar of Davidsmedienkritik, notices that Germany's largest online news site, Spiegel Onine (SPON) presents a very different face to its English Language readers abroad than it does to its German Language readers at home.

In its magazine and on its website, Der Spiegel, Germany's largest newsmagazine, is stridently anti—American, going so far as to say that America is "as scary as bin Laden." But somehow these sentiments don't make it through translation and onto the English Language site.

SPON seems to talk out of both sides of its mouth, or as Native Americans supposedly said, spoke with a forked tongue.

Thomas Lifson   7 28 05