Egypt's State TV Reacts To Uprising

02/01/2011 09:16 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • KAREEM FAHIM nytimes.com

CAIRO -- As hundreds of Egyptian protesters filled Tahrir Square on Monday, many calling for their president to go into exile, one of the two state-owned television stations had its cameras focused elsewhere, capturing the steady flow of traffic on a Cairo bridge. It was one of two scenes Nile News has favored over the last few days. The other was a static shot of the street below the offices of the station, empty except for some tanks. The channel's viewers did not see the thousands of people fleeing the country or the hundreds of thousands of protesters, including one in the square on Monday holding up a sign saying "No to the lying Egyptian media."

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