|Egypt's first free election in 8,000 years.|
Thousands of people took to Tahrir Square in Cairo to defend the
country's first free presidential election.
Beware of Sean Hannity - Talk shows on both the left and the right will beat on Egypt to get higher Nielsen ratings.
- Always think for yourself.
- Radio and TV shows need "evil" bad guys to beat on everyday to keep the ratings up. The Muslim Brotherhood will now be the latest Nielsen ratings rich target.
- The new President of Egypt says the #1 foreign policy priority is a "strategic partnership" with the US, with the aim of gaining access to international credit markets.
Watch out everyone. It is the invasion of Elite Media talking heads.
To build ratings the media needs "bad guys". The Muslim Brotherhood has become that bad guy and the media looks forward to making millions beating the drum of FEAR.
To bottom line it, we should be happy for the people of Egypt in their first free election. I am not too worried about Egypt:
- The new President received his Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Southern California in 1982.
- He was also an Assistant Professor at California State University, Northridge.
- The U.S. has no trouble being allies with Islamist Turkey and Islamist Saudi Arabia. The same should be true with Egypt.
For ratings the elite media will beat the drum of FEAR. But the new President was educated and worked in the United States. If the US State Department can't work with someone with those strong American ties then they should all be fired.
But more to the point, it is none our business what other countries peacefully do within their own borders.
|Think for Yourself.|
Beware of Sean Hannity and other
Nielsen ratings driven shows as they
beat on Egypt to make money.
Some sixteen months after the fall of his predecessor Hosni Mubarak, official election results gave Mohamed Morsi 51.7% of the vote against 48.3% for his rival, Ahmed Shafiq, a former prime minister and general under the military dictator Mubarak.
It is the first time that Egypt has been headed by an Islamist in the modern era, and the first time that a freely elected civilian has come to power in the country.
When the final announcement came – after a dense 45-minute preamble from the election chief, Farouk Sultan – it instantly rippled through Tahrir Square, setting off fireworks, flag-waving and chants of "Allahu Akbar".
"The revolution was victorious – this feeling cannot be described," said Mahmoud Abdallah. "If Shafik had won, the past year would have been for nothing. Now we need to fight for the constitution and parliament. Political forces have united now against the anti-revolutionaries and we will win no matter how strong they are."
The 61-year-old president studied and taught at a university in California before returning to Egypt to enter politics, winning election as MP in 2000. He spent months in prison during the Mubarak regime before rising to become head of the Muslim Brotherhood's political wing, the Freedom and Justice party, in 2011, after Mubarak's fall.
He owes his rise in the Brotherhood to his allegiance to its current deputy head, Khairat al-Shater, who remains the most powerful figure in the movement. He told the Wall Street Journal on Friday that its foreign policy priority was a "strategic partnership" with the US, with the aim of gaining access to international credit markets and global legitimacy.
Morsi will inherit an office with powers that have been sharply curtailed last week by the military junta, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (Scaf), which dissolved parliament and consolidated its own grip on national security policy. (UK Guardian)
VIEDO - The moment the winner of Egypt's presidential election was announced, cheers erupted in Cairo's Tahrir Square, where supporters of Mohamed Morsi, the victorious Muslim Brotherhood candidate have been gathered for days.