The Press: Fact v. Opinion

What is a nice Jewish boy from Brooklyn doing posing as a hard-eyed Arab on the cover of Newsweek? "We couldn't find any Arabs," explained Manhattan Talent Agent Steve Kaye. His firm had been commissioned to find a model for a photo that would show an Arab holding a gasoline hose. The theme: "Arab Oil Squeeze." Kaye volunteered his own bearded, dark visage and even provided a headdress−one that he had bought, of course, in Israel, where his brother lives on a kibbutz.

"How was Newsweek to know I'd been bar-mitzvahed 20 years ago?" asks Kaye, 33. "All they...

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