The Macedonian Tendency: 30 - Indiana Jones Supports Macedonians!

Friday, May 30, 2008

30 - Indiana Jones Supports Macedonians!

By David Edenden

This is a funny article. It is produced by MINA, a new English language Macedonian news site.

I don't know what MINA stands for, nor do I know who funds it, nor do I know the names of any journalists who are associated with it. In addition the "two column" news format which tries to mimic a newspaper (and is favored by many news sites such as Slate) is really annoying to read on a computer. They should look to Salon, or better still, The New York Review of Books as a model.

To the journalists of MINA, don't change anything else, just combine the two news columns into one.

Having made some constructive suggestions, I think MINA is the best English language Macedonian news site around. It has a active comments section which is moderated so that idiots do not ruin it. My suggestion is for MINA to approach the The EU and US for funding. I assume they will be refused because the truth hurts ... about the plight of ethnic Macedonians in Greece
Piteous Greece to sue Indiana Jones over Macedonia

Indiana Jones may end up in Court. Legendary archaeologist Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) uses Macedonia's constitutional name in his latest movie when speaking of treasures of the Ancient World.

One can only imagine the reaction of poor Greeks. Dora Bakoyannis, the Greek Foreign Minister fired off a protest letter to legendary director Steven Spielberg for that particular scene in the movie. According to Bakoyannis, Spielberg needed to explain for what Macedonia he is speaking of, upper or lower! Dora had been persistent in her letter, asking to either remove the scene or fix it! If all this doesn't turn fruitful, Greek PM Costas Karamanlis will sue Spielberg for 'misuse' of the name Macedonia.


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