Thursday, June 30, 2005

The foreign correspondent told me the story herself: a foreign correspondent based in Beirut was interviewing the right-wing member of parliament and director-general of the right-wing propaganda sheet known as An-Nahar, Jubran Tuwayni, when the latter twice told her: "Pull your hair to the back; you will look nicer." When he said it to her the third time, she told him that he "cant embarrass her like that." In the kooky context of Lebanese politics, Tuwayni is considered a (Hummus) "liberal."