Egypt in Revolt andDavid D. Kirkpatrick in Slight Denial By: Katie Webb
First Story of the World Section:
Where are the military? Anarchy in the streets, but only theprotestors get portrayed as wild and violent.
Other photos not chosen to illustrate article: The Military Headed to Attack Protestors
A Wounded Protestor Hit by a Molotov Cocktail
Article’s Title: Facing Calls to Give UpPower, Egypt’s Military Battles Crowds
Attack on protestors and their credibility?
Supreme Council of the Armed Forces:The council expressed “sorrow” over the situation. Itsaid it had ordered an investigation and it asked thepolitical parties to “contain the situation.”Uses quotes like air-quotes to almost mock ArmedForces for lack of action. First time he fairly critiquesmilitary.
Concentrated much more on the military then the protestors. The words government, elections, and political represented.
The Power of Political PersuasionWas the journalist censoring his writing or swaying it for political purposes?
David D. Kirkpatrick’s Most Recent Articles
“U.S. Hones Warnings to Egypt as Military Stalls Transition” Article from November 16, 2011
Importance of Protestors on January 29, 2011
Photos attached to January 29,2011 article before possibly biased November articles.
Protestors began as most important aspect, but overa few months did Kirkpatrick and the NYTimes begin falling in line with the Obama administration?