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Egypt and Food Shortages

Reader comment on item: Intricacies of Egypt's Coup d'├ętat Explained

Submitted by coupagain (United States), Jul 5, 2013 at 22:59

I am wondering why there is no mention of the lack of food, particularly bread, in the current upheaval in Egypt. While pundits, yourself excluded, talk about the various figures involved, like the head of the military, Mr. Mansour, Mr. El Baradei, etc, the issue of the lack of food whee people cannot feed their families surely is of prime importance. Is anybody addressing that issue?


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Daniel Pipes replies:

Good question. From what I can tell, a standard media narrative emerges and all the journalists stick to it, not wanting to take risks.

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