The Muslim Brotherhood takes over the press in Egypt. Oh, yes, I told ya so. The scorn and derision heaped upon me for calling it a Muslim Brotherhood revolution so reveals the agenda of these shameless shills and Islamic apologists in the West. These leftist clowns at mainstream media publications (print and online) will be replaced, too, one day. It is only a matter of time before these destroyers get what they are wishing for and what they are working for.
Check out the latest rancid and poisonous fruit of Obama's anti-freedom, pro-sharia foreign policy agenda. He envies them this.
"Thursday’s papers: Controversy over new ‘Islamist’ editors" Egypt Independent, August 9, 2012 (thanks to David)
The announcement of new editors-in-chief of state-owned publications dominates the headlines of Thursday’s papers.
While independent papers claim that the new shuffle is a part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s ongoing attempts to Islamize the state, state-owned papers just mention the names of the new top editors without commentary.
State-run daily Al-Ahram daily lists the new appointees for the following state-run papers: Abdel Naser Salama for Al-Ahram, Mohamed Hassan al-Bana for Akhbar Al-Youm, Suleiman Qenawy for Al-Akhbar, Gamal Abdel Raheem for Al-Gomhurriya, Shaker Gamal Eddin for the Middle East News Agency (MENA), and Essam Abdel Aziz for Rose al-Youssef magazine.
Several of the new editors named Wednesday by the Shura Council, the upper house of Egypt’s Parliament, have Islamist leanings, which raised concerns over the Muslim Brotherhood’s alleged attempt to monopolize state-owned papers.
Salama, who now heads the state’s flagship paper Al-Ahram, wrote a column against Pope Shenouda in 2010, accusing him of provoking sectarian strife between Muslims and Christians.
It is also alleged that Mohammed Hassan al-Bana of Akhbar al-Youm daily paper is the grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood's founder, Hassan al-Bana.
While almost all the column spaces for independent papers Youm7, Al-Watan, and Al-Tahrir were left unwritten, but signed “in protest of the Brotherhood’s attempts to control press and media,” unsurprisingly, state-owned columnists did not respond to the call.
Flashback January 2011: Where is Salon's Alex Pareene now? What a hapless tool.
How the left was deriding me for questioning big media's narrative of freedom lovers and democracy (here, too). So why isn't this splashed across the newspages, front pages and broadcast news ledes across the country? Instead, these spineless, gutless wonders slithered back under their rocks.
January 2011 flashback to a Sandmonkey tweet that was retweeted by Mona Eltahawy, another Egyptian protest lover who was subsequently sexually attacked at one of these "freedom" protests. Of course, I disagreed with Sandmonkey and had my public falling out with him over my insistence that the Muslim Brotherhood was very much a major player in the overthrow of Mubarak and whatever freedom Egyptians had enjoyed under his government.
UPDATE: The Critical Post has more here.