This shit is OVER
Written by Bwog Staff
…or is it?
The last news van has left Broadway, and the time has come for the national media to postmortem fair Alma’s latest tryst with controversy. Predictably, the Weekly Standard has nothing but nice things to say about the outcome of today’s event. Meanwhile, Salon’s Michael Grieve predicts that PreazBo’s speech (relive the moment here) is “likely to go down in history as one of the most bold and critical set-ups in modern memory.”
Update: Despite the poor translation, behind this link is a, well, unique take on the whole thing, complete with photograph not from the event. (Though to be fair, a lot of journalists didn’t have cameras. Newsweek asked Bwog if we had some to share. As you can see, we didn’t.)
At Slate, arch-liberal Anne Applebaum threw something of a curve ball by condemning today’s event, and argues that the university played right into Ahmadinejad’s hands (and the sights of erstwhile presidential candidate Duncan Hunter). Applebaum’s article was surprising, but TNR’s The Plank dug up what might be the shocker of the day: that Ahmadinejad and MEALAC professor Joseph Massad seem to agree on something. Here’s a book about it, kind of.
Back in Iran, the writeup from the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency was about as enlightening as one would expect. Ditto the news from Israel, which, according to Haaretz American editor Shmuel Rosner, emerged as today’s clear loser.
…and for if you’re sick of hearing intelligent commentary.
..and for if you just feel like wasting a fuck ton of time.
And last: apologies for all the link-stacking, but this was just too rich not to post.