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Cirque Du Salahi: Be Careful Who You Trust (French) Paperback – September 15, 2010
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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.
CEO, Dezenhall Resources, Ltd.
Author, Damage Control
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.
Top customer reviews
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!
They had no invitation to the event they never did, they lied about having the invitation, they refused to answer congress. They caused embarrassment to the White House and Secret Service.
NO ONE GOES TO STATE DINNERS OTL NO ONE. and if they WERE OTL why lie and claim the existence of an invitation! ?
Diamomd seems to think no one would care if her friend had done those things as a fat brunette. I can see why the authors career has gone off screen.
I'm embarrassed by and FOR Diamond.
--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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