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"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, December 31, 2018

NY Times's Geopolitical Cowardice

In this article about Hungary's interference in Macedonian politics, the New York Times included a map that had a curious omission:

They didn't label one chunk of land, as indicated by the red arrow.

That is Kosovo.

Screenshot of the online version:

Feel free to speculate as to why.


re the paragon said...

Sorry, CM. I am not clear on what the significance of not listing Kosovo is. Could you enlighten my ignorance?

Comrade Misfit said...

RJ, the Serbs don't recognize the existence of Kosovo as anything other than a Serbian province. Based on some godforsaken pitched battle that the Serbs lost 630 or so years ago, Serbs regard Kosovo as holy territory and theirs by divine right. Or some such bullshit.

For the Times, labeling Kosovo as such would probably cause some heartburn with the Serbs. They may care about such things.