Egypt, Libya and Yemen cannot even pretend to have a free press.
The Egyptian President, who was quick to tell us that WE needed to do something about some nut making a glorified home movie about Muhammad quite infamously cracked down on any semblance of independent media in Egypt.
There is a reason why this obscure movie became MUCH MORE FAMOUS in the Middle East than it would have otherwise EVER have been in America (where we at least value good production professionalism) - and that is because the governments in Egypt, Libya and Yemen WANTED it to be famous.
They acted as the publicity agents for this obscure home movie - then tell US that we have to do something about it.
How about if WE tell THEM to shut the hell up about what some obscure nutbag does in America?
They incite a riot on 9-11 using this obscure home movie as the flimsiest of pretexts - and our media plays along either blithely unaware of or entirely uninterested in the fact that nobody in the Middle East (or anywhere else for that matter) would have ever heard of the ‘film’ if not for the publicity given to it via full and direct approval of the governments of Egypt, Libya and Yemen.
The Egyptian government is currently involved in a campaign to eradicate the Coptic people ~ the original population there, who were cruelly overrun by illegal aliens in the 7th century AD.
They knew exactly who produced the film ~ which has been out for some time. It had nothing to do with the demonstrations, but the film maker had a lot to do with why the Egyptian president went after him ~ sure, he's a troublemaker, but he's not a nut case ~ he knows all too well what it means to be hunted down like an animal by moslem fanatics ~ since that's just one of the reasons he's here in this country ~ he has been hunted down and if they could they'd kill him here.
He's fighting back with words.
Rush Limbaugh has been on this guy's case all day ~ so why?
Time to replace the fact checkers there, and Rush needs to be reminded that the 'NUT' as he referred to him, is exercising the same free speech rights that he is ~ and quite possibly on behalf of a far more elevated ambition ~ the right of his people, the Copts, to live free of moslem oppression and murder.