Saturday, October 25, 2008
Too Bad They Can't Censor Irony
Word from Britain in today's Times of London that their Ministry of Defence censorship board has decided to censor... itself.
There is a long tradition of the military suppressing news that it considers detrimental to national security by slapping a D-notice on it. But when the D-notice committee decided that the time was ripe to publish its own official history, nobody imagined that it would fall victim to its own system. The history of the D-notice committee has, in effect, had a D-notice slapped on it by the D-notice committee.