Literally Meaningless Signs at Mandela Memorial

The interpreter for the deaf at the Nelson Mandela memorial service held in South Africa was apparently a fake. He was not signing in any recognized sign language. He was apparently just waving his hands in the air; his gestures meant nothing to anyone but himself. Bruno Druchen, the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa, first noticed the meaningless gibberish the man was signing at the Mandela Memorial, saying the interpreter was “moving his hands around but there was no Read more […]

President Obama Misfires on Press Freedom

  President Obama continued his African odyssey as he traveled to South Africa, where he once again proved to be “the tone-deaf President.” In a joint press conference with South African President Jacob Zuma, President Obama chided the American Press Corps for what he saw as breaking rules of press conference decorum by asking too many questions. President Obama complained that “his press” tried to get in “three or four or five questions in there,” while seemingly complimenting President Read more […]