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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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The Rose of Damascus and Money Laundering

US Politics / Conservative : Power Line (4 years ago)

(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

Jennifer Rubin: As Syria burns, the morally obtuse dine in high style

US Politics / Conservative : Right Turn (3 years ago)

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

Jennifer Rubin: Obama, Annan, Assad and mass murder

US Politics / Conservative : Right Turn (3 years ago)

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


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