Feb 1, 2011

Millions of Angry Egyptians, very confused American pundits.

Al Jazeera is reporting that around 2 million Egyptians have taken to the streets in Cairo today as part of continuing protests against the government of President Hosni Mubarak. Once again Egypt has been cast into communications darkness by the regime which fears the power of social networking to organize and perpetuate these protests which have rocked the Mubarak regime to its very core.

In the United States, our pundits and politicians are struggling to digest and respond to the news in Egypt, and a lot of their bigotry and misunderstandings of Arab culture and the diversity of the people in the Middle East are coming out live on the air.

Fox News take on Egypt uprising, shamelessly racist:

On the more liberal side, here's Richard Cohen of the Washington Post tying the anti-tyranny uprising in Egypt to the Muslim Brotherhood, the first modern group embracing a political expression of Islam.

The only truly good coverage is coming out of Al Jazeera. Their live feed shouldn't be missed, it has been the most consistent and the most accurate coverage of the story. Why can't we get it on our televisions in the US? I'll trade both MSNBC and Fox News for Al Jazeera English right now.

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Keep it civil and pg-13, please.