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Jennifer Rubin: Diplomats’ delusion on Damascus

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.
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