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Entries from February 2011

US News Media on Mubarak Speech: Picking the Soundbite, Missing the Point

February 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

The big news on Egyptian autocrat Hosni Mubarak’s historic Feb. 1 televised speech, according to most U.S. news media,  is that he decided he would not run for reelection in September.  In Mubarak’s less-than-categorical words,  “I say in all honesty and regardless of the current situation that I did not intend to nominate myself for […]

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