Friday, August 31, 2007

Frederick Vreeland doesn't just ignore conflicts of interest with Morocco

Today, a belated birthday treat for Ronny Hansen of the Norwegian Western Sahara Foundation:

Some time ago, Frederick Vreeland, a former US ambassador to Morocco, wrote an op-ed in The New York Times about how much he loved the autonomy plan. He didn't mention that he runs NoorWeb, a company that depends on solar panel contracts from Morocco. His opinions on autonomy didn't necessarily get him contracts, but they didn't hurt. The Times ran a correction soon after.

Judging from Fredo's Amazon.com profile, this isn't the first time he's juggled conflicting interests. Check out his review of his mother's book, Why Don't You...?:
DV represented an era olf fashion that will never return.
Other books about DV focus on the Vogue years, but that came later.This book gives a clear picture of how the Czarina of Fashion started and what were early signs of genius.
Frederick! Just like it isn't credible when your mother told you you were the best ambassador in the diplomatic corps, it's not trustworthy when you vouch for her.

Also, Fred likes Janis Joplin.

4 comments:

  1. well, there are a few others who maybe should have mentioned that they work for a PR agency that is employed by the moroccan government...

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  2. Sigh. What do you say to that? Let's get some stooges of our own. But from where?

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