“What do you think of the new protest law?” my friend asked me as he read an independent newspaper with a government flavor. I no longer read newspapers thoroughly. Interesting headlines and subheadings are usually enough to understand the whole story. I took a quick glance, and figured out right away that he was reading a report comparing the new protest law with similar laws in progressive Western countries.
I cannot help but be surprised that the same anchormen who objected to a protest law under former President Mohamed Mursi are the same ones who now rush to defend it.Bassem Youssef
Let us be frank with ourselves. We only like the West when it suits us.