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'Vogue' Article On Syria's First Lady Vanishes From Web Site

Perhaps "the worst-timed, and most tin-eared, magazine article in decades" -- a flattering profile of Syria's first lady, Asma al-Assad,
that appeared in the March 2011 Vogue just as "Assad’s husband, Bashar al-Assad, began a bloody crackdown on his opponents" -- has now dissappeared from the pub's Web site, according to Paul Farhi.

This is "an almost-unheard-of step for a mainstream media organization and a generally acknowledged violation of digital etiquette," he writes.

Not surprisingly, no one at Vogue will comment on this move -- although the writer of Assad piece, Joan Juliet Buck, did express her regret in a recent interview on NPR, saying it was 'horrifying' to have been near the Assads," Fahri writes.



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