Tuesday, June 27, 2017

June 27

Dudes in denim:


James Longman

Britain’s loss, our gain.

Lucky us. Long known as the Beirut Beefcake, 30-year-old James, who was the BBC’s Middle East correspondent for the past five years, was hired earlier this month by ABC in the U.S. He will be based at the London bureau, where he will serve as a foreign correspondent.

“James has a deep understanding of the Middle East conflict and the complex politics and issues in the region,” an ABC spokesman said in a memo to staff. “He has interviewed families torn apart by war, former ISIS members and jihadists tied to the UK and Europe.”

Longman, who has already begun his new gig, is fluent in Arabic, French and English. He was raised in London and Cairo and wrote a Master’s Degree thesis on Syrian politics.

As if that's what matters.

This is what matters:

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