I am assuming you live on the moon if you haven't heard of the respectable journalistic standards (no sarcasm here) of one Iraqi journalist:
Iraqi Journalist Throws Shoes at Bush in Baghdad | CNN | December, 15, 2008
Of course, CNN is quick to (erroneously) point out that "hurling shoes at someone, or sitting so that the bottom of a shoe faces another person, is considered an insult among Muslims."
First off, I am pretty sure that hurling your shoe at someone is an insult in ANY society. And it is Arabs (NOT Muslims), that find the sole of a shoe insulting when facing their face.
As hilarious as the shoe-thrower incident was, I am a little worried that we, Muslims, will have to walk barefoot from now on..Hrmm.
This might actually solve my mom's agony over my ever-growing shoe collection.
And it actually just occurred to me that official press conferences might become barefoot events for us, journalists. Let's my journalist peers adhere to strict hygiene standards!