When The New York Post idiotically plastered a photograph of El Houssein Barhoum’s son on its cover, labeling him and another man as “Bag Men,” Barhoum was outraged. His anger was understandable, because his son was being threatened and treated like the Boston Marathon bomber, all because of the Post’s reckless speculation. Now Barhoum has had enough. He is hiring a lawyer.
According to the Washington Post, Barhoum said his son only sleeps one or two hours a night now, and that he sometimes “refuses to go to school.” So Barhoum is seeking legal counsel, because “A lot of people, they tell me that’s your right to sue them.”
While suing the Post might prove to be difficult, we’re 100 percent behind Barhoum. We’re pulling for an out of court settlement that scores hims and his family millions. They do have one thing in their favor: News Corp. owned papers are fairly familiar with being taken to court. So at the very least, the Post should know the drill.