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Friday, June 7, 2013

This is a Bit Scary, and I Don't Even Read Turkish

There has been much criticism of the caution or timidity of much of the Turkish media during the recent demonstrations, including the now-notorious broadcast of a documentary on penguins, leaving the field to social media and even a courageous game show host. But this captures the print media's yes-man approach graphically. I don't read Turkish and you don't need to either, since it's clear that, except for minor grammatical differences, every headline is almost identical. (Something to do with democracy demanding sacrifice, quoting Erdoğan.) (To be fair, not all the papers are here, and Hürriyet is notably absent.) Still, what are the odds?
A hat tip to Dan Brumberg for the link.

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