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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 15, 2010)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 1439273294
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439273296
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 1.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,126,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Once Michaele and Tareq Salahi got caught in the savage media vortex and were branded the White House “Party Crashers,” they became targets of a metastatic brand of scrutiny that no mortal could survive.  Were the Salahis social climbers who rightly earned some tweaks of ridicule?  Of course, but they have endured a flaying usually reserved for serial killers, not the uninvited.
Veteran investigative reporter Diane Dimond is uniquely qualified to flip the camera around to examine the proverbial town square where we Americans stone our witches – especially those who commit the crime of getting caught engineering their own exposure.  Dimond discovers that the Salahis’ punishment was done under the chin-scratching banner of journalism, but shows that there was something sociopathic about the viciousness of their takedown and why consumers and retailers of what poses as “news” shouldn’t be let off the hook so fast.  

Cirque Du Salahi is a riveting slice of contemporary anthropology.

Eric Dezenhall
CEO, Dezenhall Resources, Ltd.
Author, Damage Control

Book Description

Available for Kindle--September 15, 2010

“Cirque Du Salahi: Be Careful Who You Trust” tells the Inside Story of Michaele and Tareq Salahi --the never before revealed details of what happened before, during, and after their November 2009 appearance at the Obama administration’ first state dinner.

This journalistic autopsy reveals how one event can capture a ravenous media’s attention, become the fodder for bogus political drama, and with razor-sharp and misplaced attention, ruin the reputation of a politically connected couple who did little more than attend a White House function for which they believed they had an invitation.

Make no mistake. The copycat journalism surrounding the Salahis, which resulted in headlines like, “White House Gate-Crashers Investigated, Likely to be Indicted,” could happen to any citizen who stumbles into the eye of a media storm.

But this book is about more than what happens when the unsuspecting find themselves in the crosshairs of the national media. It reveals the truth about Michaele and Tareq Salahi: where they came from; what shaped their personalities; what obstacles they overcame; and what motivates them to do what they do. It is quite simply the background of the story heard ‘round the world and how this couple, from the tiny town of Hume, Virginia, was able to survive the onslaught.

What happened to the Salahis is much more than any reality television show can capture. The true story about this couple should serve as a mirror held up to the media to point out the disturbing trend of trimmed-to-the-bone newsrooms overreacting and exploiting certain stories. It also offers a wake-up call to Americans who believe that their news sources of choice are still trustworthy, when in reality they are often simply parroting the poorly researched work of others.

The reader will be left wondering what ever happened to good journalism but not wondering what really happened that night at the White House.


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Please be careful not to trust anything this author says or writes.
hic1957
This book is a waste of both time and money and should have been dumped in the garbage by the publisher before it was ever put into print.
Jacqueline Myers
Given her penchant for fantasy rather than fact, it makes me wonder if this book regarding the Salahis is a work of fiction.
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161 of 171 people found the following review helpful By Just down the road on September 23, 2010
Format: Paperback
I see all the negative reviews about buying this book because of the author. I agree that the review should be about a book. However, in reality, there are other reasons for not buying any trash about these 2 individuals. They get the royalties. I used the name "Just down the road" for a reason. I happen to live just down the road from the Salahi's. Off the top of my head:
--The bankruptcy is Tareq's doing as he ran his parents company(Oasis)into the ground.
--Attempted to get his parents commited when he tried to gain control of Oasis.
--The Oasis property is a disaster, can't produce anymore.
--They cannot walk into a local establishment and pay by credit card (most likely can't get one now) as he always complained to the credit card companies that these were bogus charges.
--Can't write a check in our county for the same reason.
--Has not paid most of the county that has worked for them time and time.
--Has attempted to get folks fired from their other jobs (most worked part time for Oasis).
--Sues just about everyone.
The list goes on and on. Nothing more than a spoiled brat who did not get his way. Buy a book so they can make money? Watch a show so they can make money? I would have to say no on both accounts.....
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91 of 98 people found the following review helpful By K. Rila on September 23, 2010
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Like the other reviewers, I too wanted to hear the Salahi's side of the story with the facts verified by a journalist. I figured there would be an added bonus as Diane Dimond promises in the Introduction that the Salahi's had no editorial control of the content. Well, Ms. Diamond apparently had a hard time getting anyone but the Salahi's to comment on any of the facts. Over and over again you read how this or that person refused to contribute to the book leaving only the Salahi's side of things. It turns out that this fact alone gave the Salahi's total editorial control as their crazy stories couldn't be verified!

This book is a complete waste of time and you will learn absolutely nothing more than what you have already heard in the press. If you want to read Ms. Dimond's beautiful account about how light glints off of Michaele's platinum locks then by all means spend 15.99! I'm mad at myself for even purchasing this!
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By sparklesox on October 1, 2010
Format: Paperback
"Be Careful Who You Trust"...hmmm. Why does this title ring a LOUD bell in my brain? Really!? Even if I were not familiar with the author's name, this book title would have caught my attention...was that deliberate? Why would Ms. Dimond choose so similar a title to a book she previously authored whose subject was also a celebrity (Michael Jackson)? I find it astounding that Ms. Dimond has the gall to publish anything that references the guile, the deceit and the manipulation of truth within the "media". Ms. Dimond, in my opinion, is the very poster child for media's abuse of professional journalism.
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43 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Arlens on September 27, 2010
Format: Paperback
Be Careful Who You Trust?! Is this tabloid journalist Diane Dimond's idea of a joke? It is insulting that Dimond is trying to dupe readers into accepting her as a respected journalist by expounding on the unscrupulousness of the media and their penchant for "parroting" each other without bothering to first verify the validity of their facts and sources. Perhaps Dimond has not looked in the mirror lately. In her career as a tabloid reporter on such discredited shows as Hard Copy, Extra and Court TV, she has employed all of the most vile tabloid techniques, including paid sources, unnamed sources, biased reporting, and reporting stories with no credible evidence to support them.

Now she takes on the story of the publicity-seeking Salahis. The selfish behavior of this couple resulted in the compromising of White House security and the firing of staff members, all for the sake of gaining 15 minutes of fame. Does Dimond expect readers to sympathize with these people, or care about where they came from and why they do what they do? I do not find the subject the least bit interesting. Dimond herself admits that Michele Salahi was not truthful during her "exclusive cooperation" and the veracity of the author is doubtful as well.

Save your $15.99 to buy a book with some relevance by an author you feel you can trust.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 1, 2010
Format: Paperback
I am Shocked at you Diane Diamond and your childish behavior.
Belittling your reviewers is not the best way to sell anything.
I was thinking about to buying this book until I saw how childish you your attitude was to your unfavorible reviews.
You basicly talked your way out of a sale, Good job with that.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By GAIL on September 29, 2010
Format: Paperback
If the author's reputation is sullied and has been built upon questionable ethics, then, anything that author writes becomes suspect. Diane Dimond built her career alongside the tabloid reporters who, in essence, invented all the lies about the people they reported on and circulated to the public, in the interest of sensationalism, ratings, and profit.

For her to now say that she is an exception to media's practice of supporting lies for profit is a slap in the face for all of us who have been tracking her record with its deceitfulness.

The following is a post that I submitted in response to an article that she wrote, discussing her new book. My post wasn't accepted at the site, so I will submit it here:

In your article, it appears that you highlight an example of how a responsible journalist would approach a story, in order to substantiate the facts from rumors.

Personally interviewing the Salahis has provided you with a rare opportunity to consider the content of their self-disclosure, as well as verifying their story, through access to primary sources, in the form of e-mails. And, yet, as you say, they are still, labeled the "crashers", sometime after the incident occurred.

So, is it safe to assume that I should only trust a journalist, or someone who refers to herself as a journalist, only when that person has personally interviewed the subject, and/or has access to primary sources in order to verify the facts?

Also, is the practice of verifying your story a recent development in your career? How do I know that you are someone I can trust compared to another person who refers to oneself as a journalist?

Would it be your consistent and unrelenting discipline of only reporting facts that have been verified?
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