"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Breaking News: Mubarak Refuses to Step Down

Once again the American media jumped the gun announcing that President Mubarak was stepping down tonight and the military would be in charge. Something happened between initial reports and the actual speech -- Mubarack is not stepping down until his term is up in September but will transfer more power to his Vice President.

Don't know about anyone else but these baseless breaking news during the day make you wonder where they are getting their information. Were the media set up by Mubarak. That wouldn't be too hard to do the way cable news rushes to the airwaves with every rumor. Print media is right there with them.

This is a mess that is going to get worse with media around the world saying he was stepping down and he is not. We certainly don't have the answers but believe it is time that the media stopped this rushing to be first and got it right for a change.

Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Thu, February 10, 2011 -- 4:16 PM ET

Mubarak Refuses to Step Down

President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt told the Egyptian people
Thursday that he would delegate more authority to his vice
president, Omar Suleiman, but that he would not resign his
post, contradicting earlier reports that he would step aside
and surprising hundreds of thousands of demonstrators
gathered to hail his departure from the political scene.

In a nationally televised address following a tumultuous day
of political rumors and conflicting reports, Mr. Mubarak said
he would "admit mistakes" and honor the sacrifices of young
people killed in the three-week uprising, but that he would
continue to "shoulder my responsibilities" until September,
and did not give a firm indication that he intended to depart
the political scene.

Read More:
New York Times

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