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No Comment

May 16, 2011

By Nicole Gelinas

One wonders how long the IMF can keep up its “no comment” stance on the arrest of its chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, on suspicion of sexual assault. The IMF had this to say this weekend, and only this:

IMF Managing Director Strauss-Kahn was arrested in New York City. Mr. Strauss-Kahn has retained legal counsel, and the IMF has no comment on the case; all inquiries will be referred to his personal lawyer and to the local authorities. The IMF remains fully functioning and operational.

The IMF has a reputation for opacity. This statement fulfills the stereotype. Imagine if you were stuck on a desert island with no news save for IMF press releases. You would have no idea whether DSK had been detained for a traffic violation or for serial murder.

That the chief of an organization faces specific charges that could severely damage the credibility of that organization is material news that the organization should immediately disseminate to the people who follow its news.

Thank goodness for the free press. If the IMF controlled information, we wouldn’t have any.

Original Source: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/267344/no-comment-nicole-gelinas

 

 
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