The Post’s Paul Farhi has an important piece in the Style section regarding a profile in Vogue magazine’s March 2011 issue of Asma al-Assad, the wife of the mass murderer, which praised her in cringe-inducing terms (“glamorous, young, and very chic — the freshest and most magnetic of first ladies”). Farhi writes: “The 3,200-word article apparently proved so embarrassing to the magazine that it scrubbed it from its Web site, an almost-unheard-of step for a mainstream media organization and a generally acknowledged violation of digital etiquette.
(Claire Berlinski) Paul Rahe over at Ricochet has a great post about Vogue's suck-up to Asma al-Assad, wife of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. The mild-mannered opthalmologist has, Paul concedes, an eye for the ladies. If we are to... Read Post
Consider the course of President Obama’s Syria strategy. For years he tried to engage Bashar al-Assad, sending the unctuous Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and his heiress wife to hobnob with Assad and the Mrs. When peaceful demonstration... Read Post
In April I wrote about the liberal elites' appalling fawning over Bashar al-Assad and his wife. The worst example of journalistic duplicity was a several-thousand-word piece of pro-Assad PR churned out by Vogue magazine. Read full a... Read Post