Wednesday, August 13, 2008

There is nothing funny about the situation in Georgia

But it was hard not to smile at this item in the Guardian Diary today:

Comprehensive coverage of the crisis developing in the South Ossetia province of Georgia on Sky News - it's just unfortunate that the breaking news service seems to think the war is raging in the US rather than eastern Europe.

"Georgia is a state in the southern United States," reads the ever-so helpful "Background on the Region" section of its "Georgia In Depth" pages. "Georgia was one of the Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution ...

I expect Sky think this is the Georgian national anthem.

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