Saturday, November 9, 2013

The Fate of Egypt's John Stewart

This summer John Stewart appeared on Egypt's political satire show called Al Bernameg. It's absolutely hilarious and as Max Fisher observes in his story about the appearance, only John Stewart can make a Jewish joke in Egypt and get a lot of laughs.

Since Stewart's appearance in June, Egyptian authorities have taken  the show off the air presumably because the show's anchor, Bassem Youssef, has made a few jokes about Egypt's military leadership. The New York Times has an excellent clip about the decision.

And here's a clip from ABC News about the decision to take Youseef off the air.

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