The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. ~Thomas Jefferson
If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing. ~Malcolm X
What has been really sickening yesterday and today, as concerns Western Media reporting [which specializes in being sickening & capitalist cheerleaders] is that they hail the Pharaoh’s speech as making major concessions. A guys suppresses his country for thirty years, lavishly funded by the US & its weapon’s industry & xtraordinary renditions [have a wild guess where many of those Guantanamo folks ended up], accepted in its midst by Western strategic allies who are happy enough for the Suez canal to condone the dictatorship inflicted on the Egyptian people [one of the tragic reasons so many people can protest for so long is that there is 20% unemployment]… a dictatorial Western crony goes on this 30-year anti-human-dignity binge [forget human rights, that concept’s the biggest hypocrisy ever], the people finally rise up [despite being tortured and killed, 700 dying just in the course of the last two weeks; yeah, the statistics we get here are every bit as ridiculous as the state media reporting in Egypt], the people finally rise up against the pharaonic motherfucker and ask him to unequivocally step down. And then after over 10 days this a-hole finally gets on TV and all he does is say that he will do a little power-shuffle, that he will NOT step down as President. And now the Western (BBC, CNN, SF DRS, etc.) bloody Media call it a “Major Concession”. Can you believe this shit?
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