Friday, 4 April 2008
In the midst of Egypt's bread crisis, Al-Ahram has today published on its front page this romantic photo of the president checking up on Egypt's wheat fields. This is truly ridiculous and the mere size of the photo on the front page of this government newspaper is intimidating.
Does the government honestly believe that by publishing a photo such as this, Egyptians will salute the president for his tireless efforts in trying to bring an end to the bread crisis? This blatant propaganda, and endless patronization of the Egyptian population needs to stop.
Next we'll see him in one of the bakeries handing out bread to the poor.