Subject: =?windows-1252?Q?=5BMELANET=2DL=5D_Vogue=92s_flattering_article_on_Syria=92?= =?windows-1252?Q?s_first_lady_is_scrubbed_from_Web?=
Date: Thursday 26th April 2012 13:14:48 UTC (over 4 years ago)
Vogue piece on Assad’s wife disappears<http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/vogue-profile-on-assads-wife-disappears/2012/04/25/gIQAgMWthT_story.html> It may have been the worst-timed, and most tin-eared, magazine article in decades. -- And then the story disappeared. The 3,200-word article apparently proved so embarrassing to the magazine that it scrubbed it from its Web site, an almost-unheard-of step for a mainstream media organization and a generally acknowledged violation of digital etiquette. Today it’s impossible to find the article, “A Rose in the Desert,” on Vogue’s Web site. Links to it lead to a notice on Vogue.com reading, “Oops. The page you’re looking for can not be found,” next to a photo of a fashion model looking sternly into the camera. Buck’s story is still available on the subscribers-only Nexis database, which archives published articles and broadcast transcripts. According to the Atlantic magazine<http://www.theatlantic.com/>, the only freely available copy of “A Rose in the Desert”<http://www.presidentassad.net/ASMA_AL_ASSAD/Asma_Al_Assad_News_2011/Asma_Assad_Vogue_February_2011.htm> is on a Web site maintained by a Syrian journalist (Presidentassad.net<http://www.presidentassad.net/>, which calls Bashar al-Assad “the President of a Just & Comprehensive Peace”). The site is based in Syria, which places it beyond the reach of Vogue’s owner, Conde Nast. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "MELANET-L" group. To post to this group, send email to [email protected] To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [email protected] To search the archives, visit http://blog.gmane.org/gmane.education.libraries.mela For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.ca/group/melanet-l?hl=en.