There’s a famous line from Joyce’s Ulysses in which the main protagonist Stephen Dedalus states “history is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake” and when I opened the Herald this morning I suddenly understood what that can mean:
Now look at this one from a little ways back:
Spot the difference.
It seems the Herald has decided to nail its flag to the mast nice and early (as my comrade Tane has already mentioned) but really? “Reds under the bed”??? I’m not surprised by their political angle but I would have thought that the brains trust at “the country’s number one daily newspaper” would’ve been able to come up with something a bit fresher than this. I mean “Helengrad”? – have they employed the kiwiblog crazies as subs or something?