Monday, December 18, 2006

It's the cheering that I wonder about

Arrêt Sur Images reports on a stunt pulled by Belgian Television:

How was it that on RTBF’s evening broadcast that [for about an hour] they lead Belgian viewers to believe that that Flanders had declared its independence, thus starting a separation of Belgium? How does one explain that Belgians believed the report that their country had split in half?

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How does one even explain the force of public reaction?
Click here for video of yesterday’s ASI programme.

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