In the interview with his brother, Dhirgham al-Zaidi, we find out that the Shoe Terrorist is usually "calm and polite" and that his brother was "shocked" to find him at the center of this SHOEtastrophy.
My favorite are the story highlights that make it sound like this is a story worth discussing:
STORY HIGHLIGHTSLike millions of people around the world I think this is a funny story, but come on, CNN, you're better than this story! While I'm looking forward to future Youtube videos of this clip intermixed with the Star Wars Kid, this story should have no place on CNN.
-Iraqi TV reporter who threw his shoes at President Bush remains in custody
-Journalist being tested for alcohol and drugs to determine his state of mind
-Muntadhar al-Zaidi called the incident a "farewell kiss" to a "dog"
-Reporter's arrest draws angry protest in Baghdad's Sadr City
Maybe it should get the 30 seconds at the end of your regular broadcast, but that's it.
I can list a dozen George W. Bush related stories that should be getting aired, but they're not because some Egyptian jerk in Iraq thought he'd make a "statement" and maybe get some laughs or get on TV.
Alright, so after posting that I went and looked at some of the Star Wars Kid videos. This one struck me as funny.