1. "But most of all it’s a naively amazed, arrogantly ignorant, most Western view of people in whose name right at this hour torture and murder are being committed. Our view."
    — German fluff magazine Der Stern, in a rare moment of candor and honesty, commenting on Joan Juliet Buck trying to defend her fawning Vogue portrait of the Assad family (quote: my translation). The portrait featured images by famed photographer James Nachtwey, done People magazine style. Vogue have since removed the piece from the web, but it’s not too hard to find a copy.