News from Pakistan

Current Affairs / terrorism

As I write, Fox News has reported on camera, if not online, that Benazir Bhutto is dead. I have been watching for just under an hour during which she has gone from having escaped from the bomb blast at her rally with no injuries, to having died in hospital of the injuries she had allegedly not received. The art department at Fox News has already got some basic portraits up with birth and death years under her face. Smoke is rising from the Photoshop machines there in the newsroom.

How fast things can happen. How hard it is to be a woman in politics in a country that loves to use women as doormats.

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