Thursday, June 02, 2005

Saving Shashi?

My observations last week on the UN's Shashi Tharoor hosting a conference at which one of the invited speakers was the anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist Israel Shamir provoked a bizarre and seemingly rather desperate effort at damage control from one "Emet" in the comments section, to which I and others responded. "Emet" came back a couple of times, even posting an entire puff piece from the IHT in which Tharoor sheds some visible tears on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. In the meanwhile, the Mediacrity blog, which picked up on the story, has also had a strange encounter with "Emet". For the highly instructive continuation of "Shashigate", see here.