I turned to Morning Joe this morning for the first time since the Egypt riots started.
Eugene Robinson was describing the mood of the crowd as “sunny” and “buoyant.”
Then on the Daily Run Down, Brian Williams comes on, from Cairo, and describes the crowd as ? darn can’t remember the word he used, whatever, it made it sound like they were dancing in the streets. Just remembered: It was “jubilant” is the way he described them.
So did I miss something? What happened to the fires and the rocks and smashed cars and broken ancient statues?
But then this is MSNBC. These are the same people who have described the Tea Party, a peaceful assembly of American citizens as angry mobs, racists, thugs and tea baggers. Nice to know Egyptians get more respect than we do. But it’s okay. Really. This just makes me look at this more closely. These demonstrators more than likely are not what they first appear, for democracy and all. Anti-American maybe?
Let My People Go!
The first flights evacuating stranded Americans from Egypt took off today amid escalating violence across the country and desperate scenes at the capital’s international airport.
In Egypt, violent anti-government demonstrations have claimed 27 lives and left thousands injured. One source dated today says there have been 100 killed.
The Sacramento Bee has described the demonstrations in Cairo as:
In one of many astonishing scenes Friday, thousands of anti-government protesters wielding rocks, glass and sticks chased hundreds of riot police away from the main square in downtown Cairo and several of the policemen stripped off their uniforms and badges and joined the demonstrators.
There was the burning of tires and police cars.
Compare the scene above with this scene. This is democracy in action with peaceful assembly addressing grievances and taking it to the VOTING BOOTH – civil and quite orderly. How radical, huh? Of all the Tea Party demonstrations, there has not been one arrest. No violence whatsoever. Yes, prayer and song and the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Lots of talk about the Constitution. And what did the MAINSTREAM corrupt media have to say about the Tea Party? They have lied, that’s what they have done.
Posted: 02.01.11 Updated: 02.01.11 @ 12:43 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.