The basic conclusion? Things are very, very bad and probably getting worse.
What’s really going on in Egypt? Protesters corpses kept cold with fans and ice so they don’t rot, the military exploiting violence against Copts, and hospitals being burned to the ground.
What will the HuffPo publish? Almost anything, no matter how bizarre the argument.
I will lose all faith in President Obama.
Aslan’s argument is far from original, but his popularity and his religious affiliation have made him a target of the right. I break down some of the critiques of Aslan, from ridiculous and racist, to somewhat credulous, to pretty much accurate.
Turns out what Egypt really needed all along was just a more brutal dictator, according to David Brooks and the Wall Street Journal.
Because most Western media coverage on Egypt is a list of names you don’t recognize, places you haven’t heard of, quotes from neoconservatives, and stereotypes about the Middle East.