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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

The Creature Named Okasha looks set to return to the airwaves when talk shows return from Ramadan hiatus

Dig a hole. Make it deep. Crawl into it. Pull the earth in on top of yourself. We can think of no other way to cope with the news that the creature named Tawfik Okasha is returning to television after Eid. That’s right, folks: Okasha, the enemy (the Anti-Murrow if you will) of that is good in broadcast media (not that there is much of it) will reportedly return to host his “Misr Al Youm” program on the Assema channel twice a week, according to Al Ahram. The channel released a 45-second promo earlier this week. Okasha’s comeback comes nearly a month after a court accepted his appeal against a one-year prison sentence and EGP 5,000 fine for faking his PhD diploma. The former MP had earlier been kicked out of the House of Representatives for a variety of misdeeds and had previously been convicted of assault after beating his wife. Needless to say, we will do whatever we can to minimize his appearances in Last Night’s Talk Shows when our roundup returns after Eid.

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