14 December 2008

#67 on list of things I hope don't ever happen to me

67. Get shoes hurled at me by journalist as ultimate sign of disrespect in country I invade.

Video here. Would've been more effective if he'd had an accomplice and they'd gone high-low.

They kicked him and beat him until “he was crying like a woman,” said Mohammed Taher, a reporter for Afaq, a television station owned by the Dawa Party, which is led by Mr. Maliki. Mr. Zaidi was then detained on unspecified charges... [Bush] also called the incident a sign of democracy, saying, “That’s what people do in a free society, draw attention to themselves,” as the man’s screaming could be heard outside.

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