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Response to boston bean (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 01:27 AM

56. I think there are 2 possible reasons that Egyptian TV did that...

The first is because, The Egyptian Press had for a good long while, worked under a repressive regime where access to information of any stripe was limited, and they don't understand that when we Americans see a film like that, we get a really good chuckle out of the fact that some sucker(s) actually ponied up 5 million dollars to have that damn thing made..that's because after .appx. 300 years of open information exchange (and a pretty good tip from P T Barnum) we have become pretty good at discerning the difference between legitimate and bullshit when it comes to mass media, free information, and Freedom of Speech/Expression of Ideas, and not everyone on the Globe is playing on the same field as us (yet). It's not their fault they don't know this is the kind of bullshit that most of us just laugh at, they just don't have the history and exp. that we do with this kind of thing.

Or, it could be that the Press over there is VERY religiously oriented (a throwback to the recently deposed, information-controlling government), and knew EXACTLY what would happened if it was released for wide-scale broadcast, and were counting on P T Barnum's proven maxim to get exactly the result they wanted.

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