Tip for journalists; don’t ask too many questions about Mubarak, please

Medialens shows the narrow views in the UK media:

Western journalists, then, are confronted by three salient facts in Egypt:

1) Mubarak’s regime is a brutal military dictatorship responsible for widespread torture.

2) The Egyptian people are clearly intent on removing this dictator.

But also:

3) A major reason why the Egyptian people are currently unable to achieve this aim is that the United States supports the tyranny with around $1.3 billion in military ‘aid’ every year.

According to LexisNexis, over the last month, the word ‘Mubarak’ has appeared in 1,652 UK press articles. The words ‘Mubarak’ and ‘military aid’ have appeared in 11 national UK articles.