In Ñspel: The Guardian view on Harry and Meghan: the ring of truth

‘Much of the Sussexes’ anger and indignation is focused on the British media, which they view with implacable hostility and contempt.’ Photograph: Netflix
‘Mć v ɖ Suṣxz’ angr n inḍgneśn z foc̣st on ɖ Britiś mīdia, ẃć ɖe vy wɖ implacbl hostiḷti n cntmt.’ Foṭgraf: Netflix

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Hari n Megn: ɖ rñ v truʈ

(Transcription of a Guardian editorial of 8 Dec. 2022)

Miłnz v Brítnz hv wrs grīvnsz ɖn ɖ Suṣxz d rît nǎ. Bt ɖer cṛtīc v ɖ royl faṃli z dámñ

Ʈrzde 8 Dsmbr 2022

Fest wɖ ɖ Dyc n Dućis v Susix’z six-part Netflix dokmntrisiriz, mni wl dsmis ɖm az a dstrax́n at a dificlt tîm fr ɖ neśn. In wn pspctiv, ɖt z a cmplitli fer rspons. F y wei ɖ angr n hrt flt bî tū xpśṇli wlʈi n intîtld ppl livñ in Caḷforńa agnst ɖ struglz n depṛveśn fesñ miłnz v unḍpeid Brítnz graṗlñ wɖ a dōntñ cost-v-livñ crîsis n unebl t aford a Netflix contract, ɖr cn onli b wn cncluźn. It z ɖ unḍpriṿlijd mni hu hv ɖ dīpr grīvnsz agnst cntmprri Britn, nt ɖ sūṗpriṿlijd fy lîc Hari n Megn.

Ɖ dsjuñśn btwn ɖ wrld v ɖ roylz n xroylz on ɖ wn hand n ɖ wrld v ordnri ppl on ɖ uɖr fīlz ptiklrli glẹrñ n cruwl ɖs wīc. Ɖ dokmnṭriz r biyñ lōnćt in a batnd-dǎn, batrd cuntri in ẃć 3 miłn faṃliz canot aford t hīt ɖer homz az ɖ wintrweɖr trnz Arctic acrs a continnt blîtd bî wor. It z a cuntri in ẃć mor ɖn 7 miłn ppl r wêtñ fr trītmnt fṛm ɖ Naśnl Hlʈsrvis. It z wn fesñ pṛloñd industrịl dsrupśn ovr lo wejz. N it z wn in ẃć a dvîdd n brocn guvnmnt hz gvn ɖ g’hd fr a ny colmain fōrcast t pump ǎt mor carbn imiśnz ɖn Cardif, Ednbra n Belfast cmbînd. In ɖs riyl Britn, ɖ bred n src̣sz v ɖ royl faṃli sīm infntîl.

N yt it z nt az simpl az ɖt. Az in ɖ past, ɖ royl faṃli z stl a lcñglas in ẃć Britn cn si itslf. Ɖ picćr it siz z ofn dstortd. Bt it z olmst nvr ireḷvnt. Ɖ picćr z olso ćenjñ aftr a loñ pirịd v pridicṭbiḷti. Ɖt hz bn ptiklrli obvịs ɖs yir, folowñ ɖ Qīn’z deʈ n fynṛl, n ɖ s’xeśn v Ćarlz III. Ɖ moṇci z srćñ fr a ny form v stbiḷti ẃl abzorbñ ɖ dsgresñ v Prins Andru n, f ɖ dokmnṭriz n Prins Hari’z fʈcmñ bc r a gîd, ɖ wrsnñ rleśnśp btwn ɖ crǎn n ɖ Suṣxz. Ɖ c’lîḍscop hz nt yt cm t rest in a setld patn.

Ɖ dokmnṭriz se a lot abt ɖ Suṣxz’ vyz v ɖ royl faṃli n its felñz. At ɖer cor z a cṛtīc v ɖ moṇci’z riax́nri n cnsrṿtiv attydz t wimin, foṛnrz n mnoṛti wimin in ptiklr, imbodid bî its in’biḷti t axpt Megn in ol ʈri rspcts. Ɖ cṛtīc z smtmz a bit lît on d’rect evidns. Its eḍtñtecnīcs r lîcli t b atact. Bt ɖ rīsnt scandl trigrd bî Ledi Sūzn Husi’z coments wz evidns ɖt ɖ Suṣxz’ cṛtīc rñz tru. Ẃn Prins Hari tōcs abt ɖ “pen n suḟrñ v wimin mariyñ intu ɖs insttyśn”, h spīcs fṛm ɖ hart abt bʈ hiz muɖr n hiz wîf. Ɖ moṇci śd tec ɖoz wrdz vri sirịsli.

Bt ɖ moṇci n ɖ roylz r nt ɖ onli targit v ɖ dokmnṭriz. Mć v ɖ Suṣxz’ angr n inḍgneśn z foc̣st on ɖ Britiś mīdia, ẃć ɖe vy wɖ implacbl hostiḷti n cntmt, ofn wɖ vri gd rīzn. Ɖ roylz hv t liv wɖ constnt mīdia intruźn, includñ fonhacñ. Megn z śrli rît t se, at wn pônt, ɖt ś wz, in ifct, left t b ɖ prei v stōcrz, az Dîana, Prinses v Wêlz, huz traɉdi lūmz ovr ɖs siriz, wz bfr hr. It z nt jst ɖ roylz hu nīd t b cmpeld t lrn fṛm ɖz filmz. So d ɖ mīdia, tù mć v ẃć rmenz blînd t its ǒn felñz az wel az t its rǒl in ɖ sad prsnl storiz ɖt ɖz dokmnṭriz ultiṃtli rvil.

Instroduction to Ñspel

"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

10/12/2022

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