Friday, February 10, 2012

Argentine outrage after Falklands Islands newspaper calls president Cristina Kirchner a 'bxxxx'

Argentinians reacted with fury yesterday after the Falkland Islands’ newspaper accidentally called their president a ‘b****’.

The website of the Penguin News ran a photo of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to illustrate a story about her vitriolic speech about the territory.

But anyone who wanted to save the image found that its default file name was ‘b****’.

Argentina’s La Nacion newspaper told readers that the word is ‘one of the strongest’ Anglo-Saxon terms of disrespect.

This triggered complaints from Argentinians, many of whom bombarded the email and Twitter accounts of the paper’s editor Lisa Watson with hundreds of foul-mouthed insults. Read More