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Asma al-Assad’s Vogue profiler Joan Juliet Buck explains her ‘Rose in the Desert’ horror

by | 27th, February 2012

JOAN Juliet Buck has been on the Piers Morgan CNN show. Buck is the author of the god-awful “Rose in the Desert” profile on Syria’s Asma al-Assad that appeared in Vogue not long before the Acton-born lovely’s husband started killing his countrymen. It included the line:

She is ‘glamorous, young, and very chic… a thin, long-limbed beauty with a trained analytic mind who dresses with cunning understatement.’…

 No watch, no jewelry apart from Chanel agates around her neck, not even a wedding ring, but fingernails lacquered a dark blue-green. She’s breezy, conspiratorial, and fun…

Here’s Buck. It’s cringeworthy. She seem to be saying she was obeying orders. Maybe she can lecture at the Vogue college:



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