Editore"s Note
Tilting at Windmills

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November 5, 2003
By: Kevin Drum

MISUSING THE TELEPHONE?....A few weeks ago, Auckland Marxist Bruce Hubbard sent the following barely literate email to the local United States embassy:

to the USA, embassy

Drop napalm on babies and kids in Afghanistan and Iraq and have invaded 72 other nations since to install US-backed military dictatorships to smash popular democratic freedom.

Result: New Zealand police have charged him with "misusing a telephone," carrying a possible NZ$2,000 fine.

Why did they do this? Because "a woman at the embassy was offended by the email." I guess American embassy workers are pretty easily offended these days.

Kevin Drum 9:47 PM Permalink | Trackbacks

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