A model mea culpa

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A model mea culpa

Post by Erik_Kowal » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:18 pm

I was rather tickled by this item concerning an apology from the Mumbai Mirror to Mr Narendra Modi, the Hindu nationalist chief minister of the Indian state of Gujarat. Modi -- who I think it's fair to say is a polarizing figure, to say the least -- is also the prime ministerial candidate of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance in the 2014 Indian general election. The Mumbai Mirror writes:
For the past 12 years we have been writing about the chief minister of Gujarat as being responsible for the happenings in his state.

We called him a communalist with no grip on his administration. A man unable to curb violence against thousands of citizens, and who showed laxity in prosecuting its perpetrators.

Now that he is clearly ahead in the polls we realise we have been utterly mistaken.

He is in fact a visionary with a total grip on his administration. His revolutionary view on development has made life better for thousands of citizens.

We are shocked by our misidentification and we offer Mr Modi our most sincere and unconditional hypocrisy.

Signed,

All journalists and anchors
Newspapers everywhere, adapt as needed...
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