Egypt FM spokesman outraged by CNN, Guardian coverage of mosque terror attack
Once again, Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesperson hit back against Western media, this time over their coverage of Friday’s North Sinai mosque terror attack, which left over 300 worshippers killed.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid took to Twitter to criticize CNN and The Guardian over the coverage of the attack.
The spokesman described CNN television coverage as “deplorable” over comments by the news anchor regarding the limited access of journalists into the Nroth Sinai region.
As usual, deplorable @CNN coverage of Sinai tragedy today. Anchor more interested in reporters access to Sinai than in those who lost their lives !!!— Egypt MFA Spokesman (@MfaEgypt) November 26, 2017
A few hours before, the spokesman also expressed “anger and shock” over a column published in The Guardian newspaper by Simon Tisdall.
In a tweet, Abu Zeid accused the column of “glorifying”terrorism.
Shocked & outraged to read @guardian article by Simon Tisdall. Stark example of double standards & glorification of terrorism. Security Council res. 2354 condemns in the strongest terms the repudiating attempts at the justification or glorification of terrorist acts. #SinaiAttack— Egypt MFA Spokesman (@MfaEgypt) November 26, 2017
Previously, Egypt has criticized western media for their coverage of terror attacks inside and outside the country.
Last month, Egyptian authorities have accused Reuters and the BBC of "inaccurate coverage" of clashes in the western desert between security forces and militants, saying the news outlets published inaccurate death tolls.