We posted yesterday about a ridiculous article in the New York Times on Iraq the Model and Ali, the brother who left Iraq the Model and started his own blog. The Times article, by Sarah Boxer, speculated about whether the brothers might be CIA agents, since they are grateful to the United States for liberating their country.
Today Ali comments on the Times article:
I feel I should give my opinion on the NY times article about me and Iraq the Model that has created some variable reactions on the blogosphere. The article was, despite Ms Boxer’s kindness, a bad piece of journalism. I had around 45 minutes long phone call with the reporter about my journey with Iraq the Model, my new site, the elections, the general situation here in Baghdad but she (or the paper) seems to have a certain agenda and managed to change the whole issue into a very silly gossip (going as far as quoting trolls!) that is way beneath any respectable paper and certainly beneath me so I won’t give it more attention but lesson learned and I won’t make the mistake of talking to anyone from the NY times again. It’s important to note though that my feelings of respect, gratitude and love for the American people have never and will never change.
Thanks to Michael Jinks for the tip.