This is not rocket science. How many of us knew this would happen? The mainstream media cheered the ‘Arab Spring’ as it was taking place. It was about democracy! Freedom! Overthrowing a tyrant!
Uh, not so much. A senior Muslim Brotherhood leader has been elected as parliament speaker in Egypt.
A senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Saad al-Katatni, was elected as Egypt’s parliament speaker on Monday, in the first session of the newly-elected assembly.
Al-Katatni, who received 399 votes out of 498 cast, is a member of the brotherhood’s political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party, which won the largest number of seats – 47 percent – in recent elections.
Earlier this month, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns met Mohamed Morsi, the head of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), in Washington’s highest level outreach to the Islamist group as part of a series of meetings with Egyptian political figures in Cairo.
Now that the truth is revealing itself, the same media that cheered is suddenly disinterested. We knew the truth then and that truth is coming to fruition now. Yet, the same media that was wrong still maintains its credibility. Why?