Tuesday, March 27, 2012

As Brit-TV Celebrates PAS and Treasure Act, Cranks Come Out to Throw Stones

It's a bit amazing that purportedly serious journalists sometimes take cranks seriously. See http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/mar/26/tv-show-most-important-archaeological-find?CMP=twt_fd

I guess its all about contrast, but if archaeologists like Lord Renfrew have accepted the UK's system as a workable compromise, why give such heed to the ravings of lunatics?


Paul Barford said...

"Cranks"? I guess you are jealous that nobody ("purportedly serious" or not) is citing your ex tempore lobbyist sniping as a source of information or coherent opinion.

So, Mr Tompa, your final word, metal detectorists, to be "regulated" or PAS-partnered? They cannot be both, can they? Or is it just the brown-skinned ones that in CPO's view need "regulating"?

Cultural Property Observer said...

Thank you for confirming my point.

Paul Barford said...

No, why can you not answer a simple question? My position on artefact hunting with metal detectors is clear, abundantly documented and explained. CPO seems to change his every few days between "regulation" (ie repression) and "partnership".

Which is it to be according to CPO?

Would you like to see foreign (Bulgarian and Greek, etc) artefact hunters treated the same as those in the US or differently?

To have an opinion cited by (even "purportedly") serious journalists, you surely first have to express one.

Cultural Property Observer said...

See my latest post.