The Journalist as Citizen

Opinion & Analysis Philippines Jan 2, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Muntadar al-Zaidi, the Iraqi television journalist who hurled his shoes at President George W. Bush during a press briefing in Iraq’s Green Zone yesterday, has become a folk hero. His outburst, while denounced by many, has been praised throughout the Arab world, by anti-imperialist activists, even by some Americans who are critical of the US invasion of Iraq.

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