Some Saturday night humor. File under Things a Journalist Should Be
Too Embarrassed to Cite. In her weekly Washington Post column published
on Monday about the impact of the ash emitted by the Eyjafjallajokull
volcano in Iceland which shut down European airplane flights, "Nature hoists Europe back in time ," Warsaw-based
Anne Applebaum included this sentence about reaction to the volcanic
A British friend sees this as "judgment for the bad things we have done to the Earth."
Applebaum  is a veteran journalist, serving as
Warsaw correspondent for The Economist, foreign editor and deputy editor
of the Spectator magazine in London and the Evening Standard's
political editor, before becoming an editorial writer for the Post and,
since 2006, a columnist.
- Brent Baker is Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. Click here  to follow him on Twitter.