New York Times reported ‘kicked out’ of Tahrir, told foreign press ‘forbidden’

New York Times reporter Ben Hubbard tweeted today that he was “kicked out” of Egypt’s Tahrir Square and told foreign journalists were prohibited. Hubbard had been reporting from Cairo’s Zeinhoum morgue, where casualties from the protests were being transported.

Just three hours earlier, Hubbard had retweeted this post from a Wall Street Journal correspondent noting Al-Jazeera’s expulsion from a press conference by the Egyptian military.

Signs showing support for the American people but not for the Obama administration have been spotted among the protesters, while CNN has been singled out for criticism of its coverage. On Friday, Egyptian military confiscated a CNN camera during a live broadcast. With the situation in Egypt so volatile, patience with outsiders seems to be wearing thin.

  • capisce

    The Dick Durbin “Real Journalist Initiative” in action?

  • fireandreamitchell

    Cool! FU New York Slimes

    • BeautifulAmerica

      Exactly. And I also like your screen name and avatar–RLAO!!

  • Suzyqpie

    May we please dispense with the “peaceful” adjective when discussing Islam. In fact, lets dispense with all adjectives when discussing Islam. 1 Koran, 1 haddith, 1 sharia produces 1 Islam.

  • The Penguin

    They’re tired of the liberal, bias, lying media putting a “slant” on the actual events taking place in their country. Good for them! We should do the same.

  • Axelgreaser

    ONCE THE EGYPTIAN REVOLUTION IS OVER ‘Tahrir Square’ should be renamed ‘Obama Boulevard.’ We should get something for our billions. And because a boulevard has a barrier separating a median and Egypt is probably divided forever. Obama leaves that behind in his wake, wherever he goes. One silver lining, they Egyptians give the NYTimes the raspberries as well as our new Hillary fawned over, touted to be totally ‘bi-partisan’ news service: Al Jazeera Gore’s triumph of capitalistic gain: Al Jazeera News Agency. The Egyptians are so much smarter than we are.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      I have to give you a thumbs-dwon, sorry, because the only thing that should be named after o b am a is an electric chair.
      NYT, LAT, MSNBC, CNN, Al Gorzeera, AP, Reuters, all mouthpieces for leftwards of socialism, and all hopefully will now be terminated.
      Bravo to the Egyptian people and THEIR military. They are fighting fire with fire.

      • Ken Alan Draper

        no, It’s Al Diarrhea. they are always full of slimy crap.

  • The Penguin

    Hey! Did you hear the one about the Egyptian-American’s protesting CNN in NY? Of course you didn’t. Not unless you read it here.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      Ann Patterson, obadma’s stooge, is hated by free Egyptians, signs everywhere–and did you see ONE on mainstream media?? She has the nerve to now try to dictate to this free people. She should be tarred, feathered, and run out of Egypt!

    • Strange Cosmic Experiment

      CNN has become a target of protesters in Egypt after it mistakenly labeled a crowd as being supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi and repeatedly referred to his overthrow as a “coup.”

      The crowd was actually protesting against Morsi, and backers of his ouster have strongly objected to calling it a coup, saying that the Egyptian military deposed him based on popular will. CNN called the events a coup minutes after Morsi’s departure from office was announced last Wednesday.

  • trixiewoobeans

    A chilling, and deserved, indictment on Amerika’s Mainstream Media.

  • bobbythebuilder

    Considering they aided the first ‘revolution’ and the MB, why would they want them there?

  • bruce lancaster

    At least they didn’t lock him in a closet or tap his phone or tell a judge he was part of a conspiracy to commit treason or threatened that he will regret anything he says that doesn’t fit the approved narrative…. I mean, gee whiz. A couple of fellows asked him to leave. If he had been reporting something the current regime didn’t want him to in America, he’d currently have the IRS and NSA all over him. Cry me a river, Hubbard.