He is, hopefully, shaken. But unharmed. Whereas the journalist who threw the shoe was beaten till â€œhe was crying like a womanâ€ (Times). The shoe thing is deeply disrespectful in Arab culture, as is calling him a dog (unclean). I guess I don’t disapprove of what the journo did, well, actually, I think it’s OK. I wish more problems were aired symbolically rather than bombically. I mean, I wish people could see that there are other more creative ways to garner media coverage than dead bodies. And what he said was, well, coherent. â€œThis is a gift from the Iraqis; this is the farewell kiss, you dog!â€ He then threw a shoe at Mr. Bush, who ducked and narrowly avoided it. As stunned security agents and guards, officials and journalists watched, Mr. Zaidi then threw his other shoe, shouting in Arabic, â€œThis is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq!â€ (ibid).