In the flurry of things we had on I’d planned my next post to be a short, throwaway post showing the Sex Pistols’ Anarchy In The UK to mark Friday’s events. It wasn’t big or clever. But it seemed a good antidote to the uncomfortable Royalist chest thumping going on.

I was too busy as it transpired, running around doing things with family. It can wait, I told myself, it will still be funny on Monday.

I had not gambled on the speed of the international media narrative, the ever grinding wheel on which our sense of the world (in the west) is shaped. Overnight it was confirmed Osama Bin Laden was killed by the US (although evidence has been notable in its absence so far) and suddenly the post seems out of date.

It has got me thinking about the transient nature of most of this stuff, particularly the media narrative. No conclusions, but watching the coverage is as interesting as it is depressing in places: very little reflection on how our reaction will play in other countries.

It will be interesting to see how this story develops. What was it the Chinese say…?

 

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