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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

  1. accidents
    Ahmadinejad Was a Good Sport When the Secret Service Almost Killed HimAccidentally, with a shotgun.
  2. international intrigue
    Someone Threw a Shoe at Mahmoud AhmadinejadHe missed.
  3. international affairs
    Ahmadinejad’s Cameraman Decides He’d Like to Stay in the U.S.It must be the Payless shoes.
  4. hilarious errors
    Iranian News Agency Mistakes Onion’s Ahmadinejad Prank for Real NewsIran’s offensive leader is not, in fact, more popular than Obama among rural whites.
  5. international affairs
    Ahmadinejad Bored With Nuke Talk, Would Rather Discuss His ‘New World Order’Unsurprisingly, Israel won’t be included.
  6. international affairs
    Ahmadinejad Condemns Extremism, Says U.S. Armed Forces Encourage It“Some of the behaviors of the U.S. in our region encourages extremism.”
  7. international affairs
    Occupy Wall Street Not Meeting With AhmadinejadAn Iranian media report is inaccurate, according to protesters.
  8. crazy people
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Arrives in New York for the UN General AssemblyAnd receives a touching welcome from the Post.
  9. santorumville
    New Santorum Ad Superimposes Faces of Obama, AhmadinejadApocalyptic imagery, sad kids, and bizarre jump cuts. 
  10. bombastic humor
    Ahmadinejad and Hugo Chavez Joke About Pointing Weapons at WashingtonTwo U.S.-loathing presidents unite for laughs about their access to an atomic bomb.
  11. international intrigue
    Today in Ballsy Shoe-ThrowingSomeone chucked his shoes at Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
  12. diplomacy
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Really Knows How to Clear a RoomHis speech prompted a mass walkout at the U.N. today.
  13. iranian intrigue
    Another Delay in American Hikers’ ReleaseIranian judge on vacation.
  14. iranian intrigue
    Iran on American Hikers: We’ll Release Them, But on Second Thought No We Won’t, Oh Wait, Maybe We Will After AllBack-and-forth fate of hikers reveals infighting in Iran.
  15. crime and punishment
    Ahmadinejad Says Iran Will Release American HikersShane Bauer and Joshua Fattal have been held in Iran since 2009 on spying charges.
  16. international intrigue
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Is Friends With WizardsThis is illegal, for some reason.
  17. revolt like an egyptian
    And Now Iran’s Getting Involved, TooIran’s opposition wants to hold a rally in solidarity with the Egyptians.
  18. snubbed
    U.S. Not Invited to Tour Iran’s Nuclear FacilitiesSnubbed.
  19. loose lips
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Got Man-Slapped Across the FaceBest WikiLeaks cable yet?
  20. sarah shourd
    After Thirteen Months in an Iranian Prison, Sarah Shourd Has ‘No Animosity’ Toward AhmadinejadAlso: She’s engaged!
  21. international intrigue
    U.S. Delegation Walks Out on Ahmadinejad During U.N. SpeechIt was the whole ‘9/11 was an inside job’ thing.
  22. international intrigue
    Ahmadinejad at the U.N.: ‘Discriminatory Order of Capitalism … Facing Defeat’At least that’s what we think he said.
  23. mad men
    What Does It Take to Keep Ahmadinejad Safe? Grenade LaunchersMachine guns with grenade launchers, bulletproof glass, 30 NYPD cops, and a Secret Service detail.
  24. world leaders the gathering
    Iranian President Ahmadinejad Is in New YorkAnd asking for the release of Iranians held in the U.S.
  25. international intrigue
    Castro Has a Message for Ahmadinejad About the Jews“I don’t think anyone has been slandered more than the Jews. I would say much more than the Muslims.”
  26. mad men
    Was That an Assassination Attempt or Are You Just Happy to See Me?Someone targeted Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today.
  27. international intrigue
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Lashes Out Against the Psychic OctopusHe did not find Octopus Paul cute, apparently.
  28. trash talk
    Ahmadinejad: New Sanctions Are Like ‘a Used Hankerchief’U.N. Security Council approves them by 12–2 vote.
  29. mad men
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Is Being a Sassy Wise-AssHe says Bin Laden is probably in Washington, hardy har.
  30. international intrigue
    Ahmadinejad Speech Too Powerful for Some Members to Handle the Whole ThingUnited States and others walk out.
  31. mad men
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Wow the United Nations Once Again TodayThe crazy Iranian leader is giving a speech at the nonproliferation summit.
  32. the crazies
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Is the Latest Celebrity Truther“The September 11 incident was a big fabrication.”
  33. in other news
    Diane Sawyer Hosted the News Last NightAnd it was good!
  34. early and often
    Obama to U.N. on Climate Change: ‘Our Generation’s Response to This Challenge Will Be Judged by History’Obama kicks off his big week at the U.N.
  35. international intrigue
    Ahmadinejad Snubbed by Helmsley HotelThe Iranian president has been banned from the banquet halls there.
  36. international intrigue
    Ahmadinejad, Unimpressed at Hillary’s Recent Speech, Talks Really ToughHe will “strike us in the face so hard we will lose our way home.”
  37. international intrigue
    Surprise: Iran Concludes Election Was Totally LegitimateGuess that solves that mystery.
  38. international intrigue
    Ahmadinejad Thought Obama Was Better Than ThatObama, it seems, has gone too far.
  39. international intrigue
    Obama Gets Slightly Tougher on IranSatisfied, McCain?
  40. ahmadine-what
    Ahmadinejad Gives His Own Response to Obama’s Middle East VisitIsrael uses the “big deception of the Holocaust” to sway allies in the West, the president of Iran argued.
  41. early and often
    Clinton, Iran Edging Closer to ContactWait, remember when there were political tangles that didn’t involve the economy?
  42. in other news
    Prepare Your Angry Introduction: Ahmadinejad Is Coming Back to New YorkHe’s coming to attend the U.N. General Assembly, but it’s not too late to invite him to speak elsewhere. He may even invite you back to Iran with him!
  43. early and often
    Obama’s Iraq Trip: Political Quagmire?John McCain is making hay of Barack Obama not having been to Iraq since 2006, when the Democrat made his only visit. (Can you blame him? It’s last on our list of places to go.)
  44. in other news
    Duncan Hunter Just Can’t Let Ahmadinejad Thing GoCalifornia state representative Duncan Hunter was on Fox last night, and he’s still got his knickers all in a twist about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to Columbia last week. Late last week, he introduced legislation that proposes cutting Columbia’s access to federal funding (the university received $458 million in ‘05) in order to punish them for hosting an adversary of America. Basically, Hunter postulates that Ahmadinejad’s appearance at Columbia, and the attention surrounding it — the discussion, the blogs, the numerous tabloid covers — might have given the wee Iranian Heidi Montag Disease, the recently identified condition in which a minor character is plucked from obscurity and elevated by a bored and restless culture to a level of fame far greater than their original stature ever warranted. Except, you know, Hunter doesn’t exactly mention the condition by name (maybe because Heidi is a constituent?) Anyway! Hunter’s bill does not, unfortunately, call for an end to The Hills.
  45. gossipmonger
    Tony Bennett Marries Down … in AgeRenée Zellweger bought an employee at Saks Fifth Avenue in Southampton a pair of Manolos the two had been eyeing together. Top Chef gay-bashing victim Josie Smith-Malave spoke at a fund-raiser for potential mayoral candidate and current city comptroller William Thompson. Kaz Bayati, the owner of Persian eatery Persepolis, claims his quote in support of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in AM New York was taken out of context. Anna Anisimova finds it strange that people care how much money she spends on Hamptons rentals. British Foreign Secretary David Miliband has scheduled a meeting with Angelia Jolie to discuss “global diplomacy,” and he’ll write about it on his blog. Tony Bennett officially ended his marriage to Sandra Grant Bennett and married the younger Susan Crow, though Grant is still bitter she didn’t marry Joe DiMaggio instead.
  46. in other news
    Lee Bollinger Is Having the Best Week Ever Only just yesterday morning, Columbia University president Lee Bollinger was about as popular as Alger Hiss during the Red Scare. His decision to invite Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak during the annual World Leaders Forum was criticized everywhere: In newspaper editorials, by presidential hopefuls, not to mention all the students and protesters who hung around Morningside Heights, handing out flyers saying things like, “Bollinger, too bad bin Laden is not available.” But since he laid his verbal smackdown on Ahmadinejad, boy has he bounced back! Immediately after the debate ended yesterday afternoon, Columbia’s student newspaper, the Spectator reported the university was being “flooded with calls to congratulate Columbia on the Ahmadinejad invitation … talk about a change of heart.” Seriously! It continued this morning.
  47. it just happened
    Live-Blogging AhmadinejadWell, well, well. Columbia University president Lee Bollinger has just begun introducing Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He is talking about the “genius of free speech” and “knowing thy enemies” which is awkward, because, you know, the dude is sitting right there. We’ll live-blog from here. We expect fireworks, so tune in. 2 p.m.: “Mr. President you exhibit all the signs of a cruel and petty dictator,” Bollinger says. He goes on to ask about treating gays, women, and dissidents with censorship and inequality. He’s really getting up some momentum. The audience rewards him with mild applause. 2:03 p.m.: Bollinger brings up the Holocaust-denial stuff. Wow, we’re really getting into the name-calling stuff. Ahmadinejad is “brazen,” “absurd,” and “naïve.” “The truth is, the Holocaust is the most-documented event in human history,” Bollinger says. “Will you cease this outrage?” We kind of wish he would speak slower. If we can’t keep up with this, how on earth will Ahmadinejad, who needs a translator?
  48. intel
    Grudgingly, Editors Open the Door to J-School Students Normally, editors at the city’s august publications roll their eyes when they receive calls from bright-eyed Columbia Journalism School students eager to begin plying their trade. But Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s appearance seems to have created an alliance between those young whippersnappers and their journalism elders. Since attendance for the much-anticipated speech has been restricted to students, who had to register for places in advance, and few reporters, the New York Times and the Daily News, among other news outlets, have hired a few enterprising student stringers to beef up their coverage. “I know a lot of people called the papers and offered their services,” said New York’s own intern-on-the-inside. “It’s a great opportunity for us.” Aw, that’s sweet. But we don’t want to be around when the Times stops returning their texts and changes their Facebook status to “It’s Complicated.”
  49. intel
    Columbia President Steals NYU President’s Logic Was Columbia president Lee Bollinger actually taking his cues from NYU president John Sexton when he decided how and why to host Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a speaker? It seems like that might have been the case and that Bollinger’s much-abused decision to host the Iranian leader would have been the same had it been made by Sexton. Ooh, geek synergy! In a November 2004 speech, Sexton outlined the exact protocol that should be addressed when inviting a controversial guest. “It is hard to make a case that the university’s sacred space should be available to the likes of a bin Laden or a Hitler,” Sexton said then, arguing that bin Laden and Hitler’s disrespect for freedom, safety, and open dialogue should prevent them from taking advantage of a university’s adherence to those exact values. But Sexton, who has been accused of censorship himself, outlines how and why an exception should be made to that rule.
  50. in other news
    Ahmadinemania!This morning, the Post couldn’t decide whether “MADMAN” or “GUEST OF DISHONOR” best expressed its sentiments about Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to Columbia this afternoon, so they went with both. Uncharacteristically, the tab got its ass kicked by the Daily News whose cover blared “THE EVIL HAS LANDED” (ooh, bet they exchanged high fives in the bullpen over that one). Inside, the News went with the slightly more subdued “Iranian Mad Man Walks Among Us.”
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