When you think about it, it really is interesting how (through the Power of Jimbo
), a reliable news article
in The Independent
entitled "Russia rails at Georgian minister's 'stripper' photos
" and focusing mostly on what is described as "a raunchy photograph", will yield only the following in the Wikipedia article, as a reference source:
Nodar Dzhavakhishvili, the former head of the Georgian National Bank, was quoted as saying that Kobalia had been appointed "without having either the necessary education or any experience whatsoever." Other pundits have noted that President Saakashvili, himself only 36 when he came to power, has a habit of appointing young ministers and openly claims that pulling the younger generation into positions of power is a deliberate strategy to build a new Georgia free from the legacy of Soviet domination.
No mention whatsoever that there was ever a photograph, or that said photograph became a sensation in Russian media. Wasn't Cyclopia recently telling us about how important it is for websites not to be overrun by pro-government agents who whitewash the truth that's known? I wonder what Cyclopia would say about his fearless leader's editorial swoosh here.
In any case, I think the Wikipedia article is deficient in that it lacks any mention of Kobalia's earlier career experience
(2004-06) as "Global TV – Destination Funny Entertainment
, producer".This post has been edited by thekohser: Sat 25th September 2010, 12:53pm