Goa Nazi hoax


#1 Jul 3rd, 2008, 02:30
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Several Indian newspapers fell victim recently to a hoax about the arrest of a supposed Nazi war criminal in Goa.

More details on how the hoax was organized to expose the media is here:

The Telegraph coverage is particularly hilarious.

I was wondering whether anyone around here was involved in providing the "guttural German accent" the PenPricks folks speak of?
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Thanks for that post. I can´t stop laughing

"already airlifted to Berlin" (Indian Express)...muahaha
and the DGP thinks it is true... great



on the other hand it is really sad how some Indian journalist work...
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Damned funny - but on a more serious side - it shows how little journalistic investigation is in place now (and that's not just India).

Around the world, there is a serious lack of credibility and in-depth research by journalists.

Thanks for posting a very funny read.
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Loved The Sea Wolves, and after watching that movie it's hard not to believe that the possibility of a 'like discovery' found living in some rustic Portuguese casa in the Goan countryside is not as far-fetched as it may seem.
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Originally Posted by PeakXV View Post Loved The Sea Wolves, and after watching that movie it's hard not to believe that the possibility of a 'like discovery' found living in some rustic Portuguese casa in the Goan countryside is not as far-fetched as it may seem.
That was pretty cool, first time hearing that part of war history. I guess some of those German merchant folks may be around, who knows?

While we are on Germans in India, take a look at Herman Hesse's grandfather.
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sensationalism at its best , but to be fair the world famouus bbc can be a little shall we say less than truthful , in the not to distant pass their headline on world was could turkey be facing a turn around to the secular state etc etc as they played it the islamist extremists in the goverment had a real chance of getting voted in , where as in fact they had as much chance of staying dry in the monsoon .
if it looks good go with it seems to be the by word of reporting these days , dont matter if they havent checked the facts
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When I read the article on goacom.com I really wondered about the story, as this investigating institution has no German name at all... ok, sometimes Indian newspaper spell foreign names wrong, but still I can make out the name, but this time... Perus Narkp.... no, sorry.

Now this thread is explaining something....
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Thumbs up

Note also the perpetrators' stated motivation:

NAZI-GATE -- HONOURING THE REAL PRICKS IN THE MEDIA

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... Starting now, we're running the first of the three part series on how the media manipulates news.
How the media houses manipulated the information we had furnished in the Perus Narkp pressnote we provided, to pass it off as their own, attributing it to 'sources'.
This is a malaise in most investigations conducted by the media. While in a lot of cases hiding a source is necessary, this licence is often abused by the media to peddle spurious reports. If you guys can, just think back, re-read/watch the media coverage of the Scarlett Keeling or Arushi murder over the last few weeks. Analyse what the media has said in the light of 'Nazi-gate'...
Think back how the media regularly covers these police encounters stories or those 'terrorists apprehended on the eve of independence or republic day' stories. ...
And in another of their releases, already linked to above:

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We begin with this post with a premise, so that some of those readers who have any seditionist, trans-nation conspiracy notions about this blog, shed these ideas before we move forward.

Nowadays the charge of sedition is as commonplace as a tavern on a Goan street.

As journalists, we are ashamed at the way the Indian media reported the two most sensational murders in recent times. These tragedies virtually grabbed the attention of Western and Northern regions of India. Its the murders of Scarlett Keeling at Anjuna, Goa and Arushi Talwar in NOIDA, near Delhi we are talking about. ...
Great prank, the more so for its super-obviousness. May there follow others. (Pic taken from http://penpricks.blogspot.com/ ):
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i have to share this with you. i had actually encountered a disturbing nazi thingie in goa once.


there is a temple called the mangeswari temple somewhere off the coast of goa. above the doors of that temple are painted swastika signs, as is common in many indian temples and homes. while at that temple, i saw a shaven headed white westerner place his camera on a wall on the opposite side of the temple side-gate, set the camera to auto-click then run up to the side-entrance of the temple. till then i had no clue what was happening. then the skinhead raised his right hand in the way skinheads do, and thus had a picture of himself taken in front of a swastika in a land he surely believes his "master-race" ancestors came to many moons ago. i immediately tried to complain to the temple authorities, but it was a sunday and no watchman/guard was present. i tried to explain the incident to the "pundits" present at the temple, but to no avail. they didnt know that a swastika has racist connotations as well. oh well !
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Originally Posted by singsub View Post i tried to explain the incident to the "pundits" present at the temple, but to no avail. they didnt know that a swastika has racist connotations as well. oh well !
And why should they even care. The ancient hindu, jain, buddhist 'swastika' is a beautiful symbol and far and away different in representative meanings & iconography than the bold, angled, black, red & white 'hakenkreuz' used by the Nazis for a very brief period of time. It takes alot of stretching of a, perhaps, unsettled mind to continue to draw comparisons between these two very different symbols but there are those that who will always try to do so ..... oh well!
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but i wish neo-nazis would do their hail-hitler-ing somewhere else and not in some 1000 year old indian temple. i also wish people in india would be aware of this possiblity.

swastika sign (on temple, house etc) + bald white male = possible mischief
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swastika sign (on temple, house etc) + bald white male = possible mischief
and this, I am afraid, is possible stereotyping, and a more than possible generalisation.
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yes. but still the chance exists.
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Originally Posted by singsub View Post swastika sign (on temple, house etc) + bald white male = possible mischief
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swastika sign (on temple, house etc) + bald white male = idiot, run by misconceptions

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