Monday, January 31, 2011
Egypt and CNN
CNN International has been devoted almost exclusively to the protests in Egypt all week. Despite 24 hour coverage the pundits on CNN have managed to completely avoid any type of real in depth examination of the situation. Missing almost entirely from the news is any serious consideration of the history of modern Egypt. As an historian I would like to think this means there are unexploited job opportunities for the profession. But, I fear all it means is that nobody working at CNN knows or cares about what happened in the past.