Saturday, December 23, 2006

This account in the Washington Post carries romanticization of the "Cedar Revolution." And every one of the "average regular" Lebanese interviewed is a supporter of the March 14th movement, and a member of the upper class. And Hariri's niece? Is that a representative sample of Lebanese masses? And why not cover those who descended into the squares on March 14th motivated by sectarian agendas, just as some are descending into the squares now motivated by sectarian agendas? But many Western reporters have a hard time believing that those "western-looking" crowds of March 14th--but without their Sri Lankan maids--are not nice and noble. Are they not telegenic and glamorous after all?