Saturday, October 31, 2015

This is quite a story: how Bassem Youssef used his power in Egypt

This is an amazing story. One silly female TV presenter in the Sisi media apparatus basically mocked and blamed a female victim of sexual harassment.  What happens next is most gratifying: Bassem Youssef with more than 5 million followers on Twitter used his power to pressure advertisers to pull out of her program.  They all followed and the TV station wound up apologizing and stopping the program and even pulling out all videos from Youtube.  Kudos to Bassem Youssef on this one.