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Vogue’s flattering profile on Assad’s wife disappears from Web

Washington Post :: It may have been the worst-timed, and most tin-eared, magazine article in decades. “Asma al-Assad is glamorous, young, and very chic — the freshest and most magnetic of first ladies,” writer Joan Juliet Buck began her profile of Syria’s first lady in Vogue last year. Amid descriptions of Assad’s “energetic grace” and Christian Laboutin shoes, Buck wrote: “The 35-year-old first lady’s central mission is to change the mind-set of six million Syrians under eighteen, encourage them to engage in what she calls ‘active citizenship.’ Well, perhaps.

Now? - The story disappeared.

Continue to read Paul Farhi, www.washingtonpost.com

Tags: Syria

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