Egypt’s 'Jon Stewart' Pulled Off the Air
Bassem Youssef again runs afoul of the government
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Nov 2, 2013 10:15 AM CDT
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(Newser) – The controversial comedian dubbed Egypt’s Jon Stewart has been yanked off the air after getting a little too tongue and cheek with Egypt’s military. The private channel that broadcasts Bassem Youssef’s popular Daily Show-type satire show says the comedian failed to follow the channel’s “editorial guidelines.” But perhaps it comes as no surprise. Since the ousting of President Mohammed Morsi this summer, Youssef has caused an uproar poking fun at Egypt’s interim government.

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Nov 2, 2013 5:25 PM CDT
Ahem, say, is that government of theirs still "interim"?
Nov 2, 2013 12:32 PM CDT
The more a culture is religious, with the idea of a heavenly despot and hierarchies of power/grace, the less able they are to embrace democracy. Egalitarianism is a concept that takes a lot of flexibility and recognizes shades of gray. If your "truest model of reality is a eternal, all powerful ruler who can make or break you with the flick of the holy wrist, how are you supposed to translate that into "liberty and justice for all"?
Nov 2, 2013 10:28 AM CDT
OK, tell us again HOW this is not a military coup and how it's DIFFERENT from the kind of repressive regime Mubarak ran ...