Friday, 15 May 2009

Differences

While in the Constitutional Monarchy of Australia Victoria's only quality newspaper, The Age , printed 19 faulty lines on the Queen of Australia's Birthday, in the French republic the daily newspaper Le Figaro dedicated a whole page to the Queen on 21st April 2009:
"Faut-il s'étonner, alors que toutes les autres institutions - Église d'Angleterre, justice, Parlement ... - sont aujourd'hui déconsidérées par des scandales à répétition, qu'Élisabeth II paraisse un roc dans la tempête?"

Translation: "Does one have to wonder while all the other institutions - Church of England, justice, parliament ... - today are discredited by continuous scandals, that Elizabeth II seems to be a rock in the storm?"

The article without a single faulty line, written by Le Figaro's royal editor Stéphane Bern, yes, this French newspaper has a royal editor, is full of praise for "cette petite femme d'1.58 m, dotée d'un teint de pêche et d'un regard bleu qui la font ressembler á une porcellaine de Saxe".

It is utopian to think of a royal editor at The Age, but why don't they let their articles about our Monarchy and our Royal Family be written by someone, who can distinguish between facts and fiction, between information and defamation?

No, The Age prefers authors like Guy Rundle, who states: "The old Marxist in me wants conflict, dissatisfaction and chaos ...". He made his confession in the book "The Best Australian Political Writing 2009" and you wonder, why the editor asked Guy Rundle to contribute. After all, he lives in the United Kingdom and not in Australia.

5 comments:

MadMonarchist said...

It would seem so. As far as I can tell even the sympathetic members of the media have a hard time understanding the distinction between the "British monarchy" and the "Australian monarchy". It reminds me of how every newspaper and tv news show in America has a sports department but most have no religious department even though far more people are at church on Sunday than at a sporting event. I would also predict that things would be quite different in a republic. I would guarantee that if that terrible event ever came about, as it is in this country, every major media institution would have a whole department devoted to following the President from every possible angle. Between the activitives of the Royal Family and the Governor-General I would think that there would certainly be more than enough material to occupy a "crown" section for every major newspaper and tv news outlet in Australia.

ミゲル said...

Despite being Portuguese, those Australian and New Zealanders republican are starting to anoy me.

ミゲル said...

And check what they said about H.M the Queen of Australia: http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/fashion/balmoral-chic-20090403-9nnd.html

Nuno Castelo-Branco said...

The Queen is someone that everybody knows in the entire world. The edictors of the Age, are a bunch of unknown celebrities, even in Australia. Big diference...

Theodore Harvey said...

The French have long been more enthusiastic about other countries' royalty than their own.