Laughing Off The Propaganda
by Chris Bodenner
Robert Mackey notes an amusing trend in Tahrir Square:
As Mosa'ab Elshamy, an Egyptian blogger and activist in the square, explained on Friday, perhaps the most bizarre allegation is that the protesters are only staying for free fried chicken. "Pro-mubarak media said we're only staying at Tahrir because foreign powers are giving us KFC meals," he reported on Twitter. Mona Eltahawy, an Egyptian journalist posted a link on her @monaeltahawy Twitter feed to this satirical video uploaded to YouTube over the weekend with English subtitles in which protesters eating in the square pretend that their food is all supplied by KFC (and that foreign powers pay them 100 euros a day).