I greatly appreciate the perceptive culturally informed reporting that has so patiently explained how hurling one's shoe connotes a deep insult in Iraqi society. This analysis is so vital and helpful to us as Americans in light of our tradition of whizzing shoes at people's heads as a sign of great respect and admiration.

There is a reason I listen to NPR and read the NYT. An ignoramus like Sean Hannity simply lacks the experience and erudition to provide that kind of depth.