Gebran Tueni: An Appreciation

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Anti-Syrian journalist and lawmaker Gibran Tueni.

For a scribe, Gebran Tueni was shockingly high mannered. In his dapper suits, crisp shirts and designer ties, wearing a thin moustache that was always immaculately trimmed, he seemed to belong in a gentleman's club, not a newsroom. He didn't look the part of the bravest newspaperman in the Middle East. But after he was assassinated at the age of 48 this week in a car bombing that obliterated his Range Rover as he traveled to work in Beirut, it's clear that's exactly what he was. Many Arab journalists are fearless when it comes to criticizing Israel or the United States....