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Journalist’s Mea Culpa Sheds Light on Assad’s P.R. Machine

Journalist’s Mea Culpa Sheds Light on Assad’s P.R. Machine

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories: 1. An unusual mea culpa: Joan Juliet Buck, who wrote Vogue’s pilloried profile of Asma Assad, describes how the story came about. Why now? She no longer works for Vogue. Buck

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2011 Dishonest Reporting Awards

Our yearly roundup of the worst excesses of the media in 2011.

NBC’s Day With ‘Najad: No Tough Questions

Ann Curry of NBC’s Today Show spent 24 fawning hours with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Clearly, this hardball moment was the highlight of Curry’s day: “What is the future you wish for Iran? Why?” “I want the same future as I want for every nation of the world, peace, friendship, happiness and unity.” ‘Najad left out his

Vogue, The Arab Lobby and Media Influence

Vogue’s fawning whitewash of Bashar Assad last March proved so embarrassing to the fashion mag, Vogue removed the article. But it gets worse. It turns out the profile was brought about by Brown Lloyd James, a┬áPR firm on the Syrian payroll. The Hill (via Elder of Ziyon) writes: Brown Lloyd James agreed to a $5,000-per-month

Vogue Defends Syrian Glow Job

Max Fisher fisks Vogue’s glow job profile of the Desert Rose Syrian first lady Asma Assad. The article’s fawning treatment of the Assad family and its portrayal of the regime as tolerant and peaceful has generated surprise and outrage in much of the Washington foreign policy community, which for years has viewed Syria as one

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