Jon Stewart on the State of Egyptian Democracy: Like Mubarak, 'It's Either Dead, In a Coma, or Trying to Get a Better Room'

There is no president in Egypt, both major candidates have claimed they won, Parliament has been dissolved and no new constitution has been written. Meanwhile, protesters continue to pour into Tahrir Square (including today), demanding the end of rule by the military generals who took over the country after the downfall of Hosni Mubarak.

Confused? A lot of people are.

So you should watch last night’s Daily Show. Jon Stewart devoted a segment of his show to current news in Egypt, and does a good job at showing the sharp political divisions that have thrown the country into political turmoil. Stewart also interviewed Bassem Youssef, an Egyptian political satirist who started broadcasting during the Egyptian revolution and takes inspiration from Stewart.

It’s a good, accessible attempt at explaining a complex political crisis to Americans.

​Watch the segment here:


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AlterNet / By Alex Kane

Posted at June 22, 2012, 6:17am