Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Dueling headlines about Egypt

Are the antiquities safe or are't they? Two different papers offer two different views:

Egypt’s Antiquities Chief Says Sites Are Secure
The vast majority of Egypt’s museums and archaeological sites are secure and have not been looted, Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s chief antiquities official, said in a telephone interview on Tuesday.
By KATE TAYLOR, New York Times
February 1, 2011

Antiquities imperiled amid Egypt protest
Tumultuous protests sweeping the country carry hope of a new government. But as looters move to take advantage of the unrest, archaeologists warn that Egypt's treasure trove of antiquities is in peril.
By LAURA KING, Los Angeles Times
February 2, 2011

Taylor's article for the Times is far superior. It's based on an interview with Egypt's chief antiquities official, and disuccess actual facts on the ground.

King's article for the L.A paper is nothing but ordinary fear-mongering, belonging to the despicable genre of HEY HERE'S SOMETHING SCARY THE MIGHT HAPPEN ACCORDING TO RANDOM PEOPLE WE FOUND ON THE STREET.

Search for more information about Egypt at 4torah.com.

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