posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 09:25 AM
Originally posted by FredT
Europe in particular has had a keen interest in the U.S. political election, to the point of a newspaper in Britain attempting to influence voters in
an Ohio county
- This isn't quite the story of what went on Fred.
A group of undecided voters in Ohio agreed and signed up to take emails from readers of a UK newspaper, the story got out and everything went nuts.
to the headlines making derogatory comments about those who voted for President Bush.
- Hardly something confined to Europe!
However, despite the criticism leveled at the United States, all is not well in Europe either.
- Well that's putting it extremely strongly.
We're not perfect by any means but that wording is sheer spin.
But heads up; get set for a lot of this kind of story. There are those in the US who are 'concerned' at the independant route the EU is following -
not to mention the potential of the Euro and the damage people moving out of $ to it could do the US - and they wil be using their 'friends' around
Europe to paint such terrible pictures.
As Durden said the recent fuss over the new commission was actually a very positive thing and would have been seen as such over much of Europe.....in
fact anti-EU types are currently bemoaning the ejection of Rocco Buttiglione, on spurious 'free speech' grounds, as this has removed a highly
contentious and divisive figure they would have liked to have seen creating trouble in the EU and complained about.....talk about wanting it both
There are those who try to paint the EU as a monolithic unresponsive totalitarian entity (yeah I know, I know, absurd as it is this is how the nutter
element actually think) and previously have pointed to the commission as something no-one could say boo to.
Well there's that myth destroyed!