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Dec 11

Daily Star makes another mountain out of a bacterium called Shahbag

The Daily Star has a history of making mountains out of molehills. This time was no exception. This was the link: http://www.thedailystar.net/beta2/news/thousands-gather-at-shahbagh/ in which the Daily Star initially said “thousands had gathered in shahbagh” (the article link is proof enough) while a modified article later said that ” Hundreds gather at Shahbag.”

One would have expected that a notable news outlet such as the Daily Star would have published a set of pictures or even one picture to substantiate the claim? Well apparently they didn’t have the guts. So they published a picture from as far back as February 15 when the pastures around Shahbag looked less concrete and more fleshy and people were more foolish enough to believe anything a puppet called Imran H Sarker had to blabber on about the ghastly Jamaat and its stance against In(dia-d)ependent Bangladesh.

So what was Shahbag actually like? Lets have a panorama sneak peak :p

Yet to count to a thousand? You are not alone. Photo from 10th December evening.
‘Thousands crowding Shahbag”. Photo by Mohammad Munshi on 11th December at 11:30 am.