After 30 years of championing President Hosni Mubarak on all issues, one of the strongest voices in Egypt’s state-run media, the al-Ahram newspaper, has led its Monday issue with a front page editorial reversing that stance.
The editorial, written by editor-in-chief Osama Saraya, cheers the “nobility” of the growing protest movement against Mubarak and lambastes the dictator for refusing to make serious changes.
The article didn’t explicitly call for President Mubarak to resign but the demands for reform spark a major shift from the paper, Egypt’s largest and most respected, and Saraya’s history as an advocate who can spin anything Mubarak does as heroic appears over.
Indeed, the entire state media aparatus appears to have noticed that their effort to gloss over the uprising is dramatically damaging their credibility, and all are starting to reverse course and add at least some coverage of the only thing going on in Egypt that really matters to most.
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This is a crime that media is biggest oppertunist around the world even in the west e.g. as the crime of 9/11 media in the west knew but was never reported as they were paid for the positive reporting and the same in Egypt.
The west has to bear the responsibilty what has happened in the middle the whole bloodshed etc.
Even the so called war on teror is primerily to same thesae dictators as the mostly Mujahedin from around the Arab and Islamic world demanded the end of these dictators and america has to make a drama and this drama was accepted by middle east and financed.
The world is in transition and changing smoothly.
Now if only the MSM in the USA and Britain would start publishing the truth – dream on.
Egypt leads us once again.
Lets hope that not only the courage of the protestors is contagious.
watch AC360 on CNN Anderson Cooper rants against the present regime in US and Egypt and shows the out and out murder of a number of demonstrators. He is really angry at the beating he and his cameraman got in the square by the govt. forces.
The rats jumping from the sinking ship
rats are the first to leave the sinking ship.
Wonder why the U.S. is so adamant in turning blind eyes to the real revolution in Egypt, hoping for a mericle to preserve mubark in power for the sake of israel.Frech news indicating that most official media has left Mubarak camp to join the revolutionaries, an important step toward stripping Mubaram of voicing his lies to the world.It would be wise for both Israel and the U.S. to realize that the Middle-East has approached the point of no return in shaping their destiny and that what had been usurped by force and deceit MUST BE RE-TRIEVED peacefully or else.
So, the FAUX News of Egypt turns against its state masters. Very, very interesting indeed. But don't get any days. Those folks over there have principles, values and ideas. None of that exists in good ole the US of A where everything is about value and there are no values.
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