Sunday, December 21, 2008

Kenyan Klam-up

I treasure Orwellian Doublespeak, no matter whence its origin:

The Kenyan government has barred unapproved contacts between the media and President-elect Barack Obama's extended family.

Family members will be required to receive permission from the government before making any public statements about their famous relative, according to the Nairobi Star.

"We are doing this because we want to ensure better flow of information," Athman Said, an under-secretary in the Ministry of Heritage, told the Obama family in Kogelo.

This is like instituting a fee for listening to the radio, in hopes of reaching a wider audience.

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