Differences of emphasis…

… in coverage of the Iraq shoe-throwing incident.  NBC News says that security “subdued”‘ the man, and that the incident was “surreal”.  The NYT quotes an Iraqi journalist as saying security “kicked him and beat him until he was crying like a woman” and notes that Bush “called the incident a sign of democracy, saying, ‘That’s what people do in a free society, draw attention to themselves,’ as the man’s screaming could be heard outside.”

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