State-run TV falls silent in Egypt, sparking coup fears

Today, state-run run television in Egypt has fallen silent without explanation.

Some are sharing rumors that a military coup d’etat maybe underway to depose Morsi, despite any actual evidence to support the allegation.

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi Isa El-Ayyat made an attempt to consolidate his grip on power earlier this week, prompting ongoing street protests and claims that he was attempting to establish himself as a new Pharaoh.

Is a “technical glitch” responsible for bringing down Egyptian television, or is the volatile political situation to blame? (Note: Morsi’s heavy hand with Egyptian media dissidents is well-documented.) Twitchy will update this story as it develops.



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  • Steve_J

    The mb has the power now, I wouldn’t expect them to give it up for any reason. The people of Egypt should start getting used to Sharia Law and honor killings.

  • d1comment

    Dear Leader must have told him the secret to managing the media…

  • medicinewomantwo

    Beware of what you vote for, opps, sorry it’s to late, just like for us in the US. Peace be with you.

  • scubaski00

    Anyone else find the humor in the “censorship of state-run TV??!!” Oh the irony!!

    • TocksNedlog

      Don’t you just HATE it when the censored news gets censored all of the way off the air!

  • TocksNedlog

    Well, at least they still have Al Jazeera.

  • TocksNedlog

    If, when the picture resumes, the first thing you see is Morsi’s head on a pike, THEN you’ll know that the whole “democracy” thing has really taken hold over there.