Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Now Hariri--forever: on the editorial that suddenly vanished

"Mustapha over at Beirut Spring alerted me to a good editorial over at NOW Lebanon this morning, which criticized Saad Hariri’s lackluster leadership and praised Najib Mikati. Because of the unusually editorial line, I joked that it was only a matter of time before “NOW Lebanon” became “WAS Lebanon”.
It didn’t take look before the piece seemingly disappeared from NOW’s website. I managed to find a cached version, which I’m posting below. Maybe this was just a technical error, but if the article was in fact taken down because of pressure from Hariri, then this is a big slap in the face to many of the decent reporters who work for the site."