Syria’s Assad & his wife: PR polish & gloss
There are two images of Syria – the brutal regime which is leading massacres against its own people, and the polish of its English speaking first couple, burnished, it turns out by western PR agencies hired precisely to do that.  The New York Times takes a look at what happens when highly paid image machines help dictators create an image worthy of Camelot.  Among those caught in the web: Vogue and ABC’s Barbara Walters.

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