Friday, April 24, 2009

Ha ha ha ha!

I love stories like this: great white anthropologist - or at least, a science writer *posing* as such - goes off into the hinterlands, and brings back a racy story of primitives waging reprisal wars over blood-feuds. They've been doing this crap for a century or more, safely wrapped in their assumptions of civilized New York & distant, ignorant New Guinean hillbillies, never shall the twain meet.

Except this is 2009, and somebody in Papua New Guinea apparently has DSL, and read the article. Now two "tribesmen" are suing that hack Jared Diamond for defamation.

This is one of those stories "too good to fact-check". Which is exactly how Diamond got himself into this mess. Ha!

h/t Instapundit, the one-man newspaper.

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