But Egypt was supposed to be going through a flowering of democracy and pluralism! And as it did, the U.S. Government supported them at every turn. Now that Egypt is on the way to becoming an Islamic state, with its attendant restrictions on the freedom of the press, American officials are "concerned." If they hadn't been so intent on fantasy-based policymaking in the first place, they would have no need to be "concerned" now.
Egypt's journalists have also expressed concern recently about the Islamization of the Egyptian press. Don't they know that "Islamization" is something that is entirely benign, that only racists, bigots and Islamophobes would dare to oppose?
"USA 'very concerned' for freedom of Egyptian press," from AGI, August 16 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
(AGI) Washington- The US expressed their growing concern for the freedom of Egyptian media after recent trials against journalists. Two members of the press were committed to trial after criticizing President Mohamed Morsi. "We are very concerned by reports that the Egyptian government is moving to restrict media freedom and criticism in Egypt," stated spokeswoman for the State Department Victoria Nuland, who said that the authorities' actions are in stark contrast with the spirit of last year's revolution. . .