Archive for March 18th, 2009

How the media works

Yesterday, Prince Charles visited the Galapagos Islands. This is how the Times reported it.

 Prince Charles meets Lonesome George

tortoise__01_504724aHe is a male of advanced years, the last of his kind and a fellow regarded by many as an indelible symbol of the way things used to be. What more suitable figure, then, than Lonesome George, the world’s most famous tortoise, to greet the Prince of Wales on his first visit to the Galapagos Islands?

Meanwhile, at The Sun:

Charles ogles boobies

 

boobiesWe are trespassers in Eden. And what better place for the future king to visit than here, where the natural world that so delights him remains sovereign? Where you can swim with the Galapagos penguins, walk among giant tortoises and watch sea lions basking just feet away.

And if all that fails to get you going, you can always check out the boobies.

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