Jon Stewart Jokes Trigger International Incident
It's not likely that Jon Stewart will be taking a tour of the Egyptian pyramids soon. After the U.S. Embassy in Cairo tweeted a link to Stewart's comments on Monday defending fellow satirist Bassem Youssef, who was charged with insulting Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and Islam, Morsi's office issued a rebuke. It's inappropriate for a diplomatic mission to engage in such negative political propaganda, it said. The Embassy responded by closing its Twitter account, then restoring it later without the link to Stewart's remarks. It then received a rebuke from a different source -- the U.S. State Department. Embassies and consulates and their senior leadership manage the content that is on their feeds and they are expected to use good policy judgment in doing that, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said. We've had some glitches with the way the Twitter feed has been managed, she added.