Another Dubai slating

Old Feb 9th 2009, 4:50 am
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Default Another Dubai slating

Looks like it is becoming a popular subject in the UK press at the moment.

This one is from Germaine Greer in the Grauniad.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesi...itecture-greer
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So four hours on a tourist bus makes her an expert?


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Hmmm.... "Burj Dubai was originally meant to be entirely residential; when I saw it, it was entirely empty."

Something to do with it still being built? Sounds like she is well and truly on the bandwagon.
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Originally Posted by benzonar View Post
Looks like it is becoming a popular subject in the UK press at the moment.

This one is from Germaine Greer in the Grauniad.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesi...itecture-greer
A fairly factual boring bit of text with nothing new to say clearly written off the back of the recent Times article. I'm suprised the Gaurdian bothered to publish it - must have been a slow news day.
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Originally Posted by Emerald_Eyes View Post
A fairly factual boring bit of text with nothing new to say clearly written off the back of the recent Times article. I'm suprised the Gaurdian bothered to publish it - must have been a slow news day.
Doesn't the describe everything that paper does? Takes an emerging story from elsewhere, omit some inconvienient facts, put a bit of socialist spin on it and publish it again? Brilliant if you ask me, what a scam and people still read it .

At least the Daily Mail goes out and researches it's own material even if it turn everything into a race relations/illegal immigrant issue.
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Doesn't the describe everything that paper does? Takes an emerging story from elsewhere, omit some inconvienient facts, put a bit of socialist spin on it and publish it again? Brilliant if you ask me, what a scam and people still read it .

At least the Daily Mail goes out and researches it's own material even if it turn everything into a race relations/illegal immigrant issue.
Good point. Although surely Greer's Big Bus Tour could be classed as maverick kamikaze in depth field research and economic analysis providing a fresh slant on a done to death story
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Originally Posted by Emerald_Eyes View Post
Good point. Although surely Greer's Big Bus Tour could be classed as maverick kamikaze in depth field research and economic analysis providing a fresh slant on a done to death story
Someone biting back... http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009...i-architecture
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So four hours on a tourist bus makes her an expert?


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Imagine what she would've written if she had the full 5 hours on the big bad bus...
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Aussies must be very good at becoming experts on a place in a very short period of time....Germain and Mantronic are proof!!!
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