Uproar in France, where the New Yorker’s (perfectly ordinary) collection of head shots of world leaders in this week’s issue does not contain a photo of Nicolas Sarkozy. Incredibly, this seems to have been Sarkozy’s idea. The photographer was taking pics at the UN general assembly this autumn. Sarko waved him away, proclaiming — I have a very hard time believing this, but so far nobody has denied it — “I hate photos!”
Also not in the photo spread: Stephen Harper. So far no uproar in Canada. We’ll keep you updated on this fast-developing story.