The sisters drawn by a designer – via Glamroz
It’s not everyday that you get interviewed by one of the most popular radios in the US (NPR) and I thank Alice Fordham for that opportunity, even though I wish it had been for something more interesting.
As you all know, there’s a new reality TV show called The Sisters being broadcasted on LBC SAT (Not to be confused with the local LBCI) starring three Lebanese sisters, Alice Nadine and Farah. I’ve heard before about the sisters because of their instagram account (not blog) but I don’t know them personally so I did an effort to watch the first episode but I couldn’t last more than 15 minutes.
The reasons why I didn’t like The Sisters as explained to NPR are as follows:
1- The show has fake written all over it and is very far from what reality TV is supposed to be. I’ve never liked the Kardashians but it does reflect how the family lives and real-life problems as silly as they may seem. The story lines are also empty and meaningless.
2- The show is culturally empty and portrays Lebanese woman in a negative light. Of course no one is expecting the sisters to be role models for our society but they could have at least made an effort not to look that silly and dependent. I honestly blame the producers here and whomever wrote that script.
All in all, I have nothing personal against the Lebanese Sisters and I don’t mind reality shows but I just think they could have done a much better job, specially that it’s the first show of its kind in Lebanon.
Here’s the [full NPR article].
PS: I recommend you also read Nancy’s take on the Lebanese Sisters as she perfectly summed it up.
The UN An organization has apparently appointed Zein el Atat as an ambassador of goodwill for human rights for the International Human Rights commission. This guy was banned at some point back in 2011 and how he’s selling his products in pharmacies and is a good will ambassador? How is that possible?
Update: The organization has no relation to the UN which is good news. I wonder how that entitles him to get a diplomatic passport though
Update 2: Organization is fake according to this article.
I am sure you’ve all clicked on such titles only to find out the story is lame and stupid. I wouldn’t go as far as to say “Journalism is dying” in Lebanon but the amount of pointless and stupid online stories that are being published is increasing dramatically and we are to blame as well as the journalists.
PS: The above titles were all made up so don’t go looking for them
Lebanese regrouped at Samir Kassir Square in Downtown Beirut at 4pm today to honor victims of the Paris attack and in support of freedom of expression. Lebanese flags were also spotted in the massive Paris unity rally that attracted around a million people.
via MP Nadim Gemayel
I believed the news for a second but it turned out to be a stunt from the Lebanese ISF on Twitter. Santa was helping the officers in their road safety awareness campaign.
Check out the first three comments. The woman said she doesn’t read Arabic and asked if they could translate it, and whomever is managing that page answers in Arabic. Honest mistake but funny nevertheless!
Thanks Dory’s Wife!
Lebanese media and journalists have become so unprofessional in this country that it’s really hard to believe any of them. The above picture was apparently shared by an LBCI reporter called Maroun Nassif (I couldn’t find the post though) about a weapons cache found in Saida, but someone made the link to one of Dan Bilzerian’s pictures and the Lebanese-Forces website quickly posted it and trashed the journalist. The picture is indeed taken from Battlefield Vegas which is one of the largest shooting ranges in the US.
Assuming that the journalist did upload the photos, since there’s always a possibility in Lebanon that someone photoshopped them in the first place, it’s good to know that he deleted them. In all cases, here’s a post to remind all journalist in Lebanon on how to verify is a picture is authentic or not.
On another note, the sad part from this story is that there are bigger weapon caches than the one above being found while the Lebanese Army is still waiting for the billions in supplies and equipment that they were promised.
The pictures are taken from Tripoli’s Facebook page and the videos from LBCI. I don’t know why the fights renewed after a long calm period but the only way to end this is for the Lebanese army to keep fighting the terrorists till they are all killed. It’s as simple as that. They shouldn’t listen to anyone.
Can anyone explain what is this about?
It’s not the first time I see a TV anchor laughing for no reason during the news, but I don’t think it was appropriate from Ameen Abou Yehya, who’s apparently Lebanese, to upload the video of himself laughing since he was reporting tragic news from Syria.