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Argentine President a `bitch`

Last Updated: Friday, February 10, 2012 - 15:16

Buenos Aires: Argentineans have reacted with fury after a Falkland Islands’ newspaper accidentally called their President Cristina Kirchner a ‘bitch’.

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 ‘bitch’.

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

This triggered complaints from Argentineans, many of whom bombarded the e-mail and Twitter accounts of the paper’s editor Lisa Watson with hundreds of foul-mouthed insults.


First Published: Friday, February 10, 2012 - 15:07
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