Uday and Qusay join Benito

The irrepressible Mark Steyn takes us back in history, imagining the BBC and other left-wing media covering the fall of Mussolini:
“Good evening. Reports that the former Italian leader Benito Mussolini is ‘dead’ and ‘hanging’ ‘upside down’ at a petrol station were received with scepticism in Rome today. Our ‘reporter’ – whoops, scrub the inverted commas round ‘reporter’, the scare-quotes key on the typewriter’s jammed again. Anyway our reporter Andrew ‘Gilligan’ is ‘on’ the scene ‘in’ Milan. Andrew…
“Andrew Gilligan: I’m leaning on a lamp post at the corner of the street in case a certain little duce swings by, and I don’t see any dead dictators, John. But then the Allies have a history of making these premature announcements…
“He’s just above your head, Andrew. I know you don’t like to do wide shots, but, if the camera pulls back, I think you’ll find that’s definitely a finger tickling the back of your ear…”


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