Schalit on Egypt TV: exploitative, abusive, cruel

19.10.2011                      21.Tischrei. 5772                       Hoschanah Rabbah

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Schalit on Egypt TV: exploitative, abusive, cruel

Israeli officials described the interview as "exploitative"; they could have added amateurish, propagandistic and cruel.

Israeli officials described Gilad Schalit’s first interview after his release as “exploitative.” They could have added amateurish, propagandistic, opportunistic and downright cruel.
Tuesday’s travesty – carried live on state TV – was conducted by Shahira Amin, a leading Egyptian journalist who in February quit the channel because of its skewed coverage of the popular protests that unseated president Hosni Mubarak. That Amin now appears to be doing Cairo’s bidding bodes ill for hopes the “new Egypt” would usher in the first free media environment in the post-colonial Arab world….