Israel's flag back over Cairo Embassy not fit to print in NY Times

In its Aug. 30 edition, the New York Times runs a lengthy article about what happened in Cairo since anti-Israel demonstrators pulled down and desecrated the Israeli flag flown over the Israeli Embassy a week ago.  But leave it to the Times to omit the most important development -- of which more later ("In Egypt, An Act of Boldness Is Disputed" page A4). The article, reported by no fewer than two Times correspondents in the Egyptian capital -- Heba Afify and Stephen Farrell -- runs the full length of a column on the main international-news page. It starts off by recounting in great detail the feat of a Spiderman-like protester, who climbed up the side of the Embassy building, ripped away the flag and tossed it down, thus becoming an instant hero.  YouTube, Facebook and Twitter took it from there. "His rebellious ascent thrilled the crowd and many across the nation," Afify and Farrell write.  "To them, it seemed to epitomize a new Egyptian boldness."  But the...(Read Full Post)