Egypt has taken decisive measures to meet the real crisis facing the nation today. No, not the need for political reform, or what to do about including the Muslim Brotherhood, or... what's wrong with you? I'm talking about sexy video clips. Keep your eye on the ball, folks.
Al Sharq al Awsat reports today: "In a new development in the video clip crisis in Egyptian television" - yes, they did say "the video clip crisis", do you think I'd make that up? - "Egypt's television censorship board has refused to permit a large number of music video clips, with the number reaching more than 20 Egyptian and Arab male and female singers.... the censors believe that these video clips corrupt public morals."
And get this: "the surprise intervention by the censorship board comes after a heavy mobilization by the Egyptian musicians association against video clip singers" and "a report by the Culture Committee in the Egyptian Parliament in which members of the committee had attacked these singers and had demanded censorship with some intensity". See, more evidence of the growing power of Arab public opinion, that popular mobilization can get results!