A mother-in-law and (in) journalism

by fpman

We have discussed Amal Alamuddin’s marriage with George Clooney before, and tracking the story suddenly put Ziad Takieddine, Amal’s uncle, on our radar, too. Now we turn our attention to Baria Alamuddin, Amal’s mother – “Clooney’s mother-in-law,” says the Guardian, rudely, given that Amal is, on the one hand, Mrs Clooney herself, and, on the other, that her mother may as well be simply “Amal’s mother.”

This is Baria Alamuddin’s personal webpage.

We just can’t stop thinking, and even saying – aloud – “Wowoweewow,” as we go through the intro. Listen to this:

“(she) has interviewed numerous heads of state including, King Hamad Bin Issa Alkhalifa, President Hosni Moubarak, King Hussain of Jordan, Prime Minister Tony Blair, President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, President Fidel Castro, to name a few. She was the last journalist to interview Indira Ghandi.

At the part where the text says “to name a few” we were totally cooked.

For reference, this is a report on the interview with Indira Gandhi, together with some excerpts from the interview itself (prepared shortly before Indira Gandhi’s assassination).

And this is a somewhat random image from the above video, as portrait, of “an award-winning journalist and broadcaster in the Middle East and the United Kingdom,” as well as a mother (and now mother-in-law).

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