Egypt: Excellent Cat Meows for President Mubarak
Date posted: April 2, 2010
Mumtaz El Qott is editor-in-chief of government newspaper Al-Akhbar. Akhbar once used to have a little bit of an edge over Al-Ahram – a few of their columnists did veer away from the party line at times – but now it's just a second-tier state propaganda medium.
Mr El Qott – whose first name means "Excellent" and his last "the cat", wrote an incrediblyridiculous article – entitled 'Thank God you're well'. The Twittersphere found it so hilarious that a new hastag was created: #ExcellentNawNaw.