A disgrace to journalism: shoe-throwing

In a tone of hilarity and snickering approval the story of Iraqi “journalist” Muntadar al-Zaidi’s throwing his shoes at U.S. president George W. Bush at a news conference has flooded all forms of media.

Responds an editorial in the Globe and Mail:

“The moment world leaders think they will be the target of projectiles thrown by reporters is the moment that the privileged access will end, not just for Mr. Zaidi, but for other journalists as well, harming the vital work of a free press.”

’nuff said.