media stars

Out of the rubble of the Iraq War a major media star emerged: Mohamed Saeed El Sahaf, the Iraqi Information Minister, whose “fans” have created a website, even an action figure.
But that was so five minutes ago…

The newest star is Omar Al-Issawi:


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A Lebanese citizen, born in Kuwait, educated in Virginia and Iowa, he worked for the BBC before joining Al-Jazeera. The New Yorker‘s Hampton Sides profiles him in this week’s Talk of the Town.

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