Shoe-Thrower Charged With Laughably Phony Crime

Created: December 15, 2008 14:14 | Last updated: July 31, 2020 00:00

According to Eason Jordan at subscription-only IraqSlogger, the Maliki government is charging shoe-throwing journalist Muntader al-Zaidi with “insulting the Iraqi state,” whatever that means. His network, al-Baghadiya TV, is “telecasting hours of live phone calls and SMS text messages from across Iraq, the Arab world and Europe voicing sympathy and support” for al-Zaidi, Jordan reports.

The New York Times has more about the ways in which al-Zaidi has become a “folk hero.”