June 16, 2007
Journalistic nirvana achieved
Most journalists struggle for decades to achieve the balance and even-handedness that their profession demands. Now, after less than three years in Ethiopia, I can say that I have finally achieved that goal.
My writing is so nuanced that it has actually gone beyond being fair and balanced. It manages to express both sides of the argument at the same time. I am pro and anti Meles, pro and anti CUD, pro and anti Ethiopia all at the same time. You doubt me? Check out the endorsements of my happy readers:
This Andrew Heavens fella doesn't stop to amaze me. The topics he raises in his blog are mostly silly. He tries too hard to give the government of Meles the image of a good and stabilized government while he knows full well that the reality is otherwise.
Andrew, May be you, your wife and your anti-EPRDF buddies may not be excited about the new millennium, but Ethiopians all over the world are ready to usher in the new Ethiopian millennium in a festive mood. [For the few who don't know, the EPRDF = "the government of Meles".]
Comment under Bored of the Millennium
Now that Anthony Mitchell is dead, Andrew has stepped up to fill the gap. He's been given the mission of portraying Ethiopia in bad light. It is a disgrace.Comment under the African Path version of Bored of the Millennium
Meanwhile, the blog also manages to be overly neutral, innocuous, moderate and sweet. How do I do it?
Posted by aheavens at June 16, 2007 5:44 AM