Not only to you guys, but I'm so pretentious to myself that sometimes I read Wikinews in foreign languages lying to myself that it's all about getting a better picture on the globe of today and to see if major world stories fall through the cracks.
Today, I noticed something interesting in French.
Brazil Finds Shit Ton of Oil, or So the French Want Us to Think
What that says is that Brazil formally declared as of today that an oil reserve they analyzed has roughly 33 billion barrels of petroleum. In rough terms, that's somewhere around 1.4 metric fuckloads.
Having read Adam Smith's book, from which something else that happened in 1776 stole thunder, I would think that this would be great news. CNN should talk about it! MSNBC should talk about it!
Well, they don't. MSNBC alluded
to it by merely calling the company spokesman a prick for flagrantly lying about the size of the reserves as a way of swaying the market. Basically, they said "This dicklicker Lima made outrageous claims about oil being found in Brazil, thus swaying the market. Since we know he's lying this makes him a total douchebag."
Now, unlike the wiki article (last I checked) the article it took its information from in Le Monde actually does voice concern that the 33 billion barrel mark may be misleading, but it does so in the voice of the company saying "it's deep water, so we should do more precise measurements before allowing you to take this guy's claims seriously." It goes on later to say that if this measurement is in the mere neighborhood of being accurate, it would double Brazil's petroleum exports.
Hey, mates: What the fuck? MSNBC can just say, "hey, we're so much better than Le Monde that we can reference our being right because we're right and ignore every rammification of us being wrong, because we're not wrong"?