Why Won't Oprah Tape Her Show In Egypt?

Egyptians, still flush with victory in their street protests, were thrilled by an announcement even more exciting than the news that Mubarak was stepping down: According to Egypt's new tourism minister, Egypt had invited Oprah to broadcast a show from Cairo's Tahrir square and had accepted, "without hesitation."

"The plan is for her to broadcast a live show from Tahrir Square on a Friday in March, but the date has not been finalised," said one report quoted by the AFP.

Why Won't Oprah Tape Her Show In Egypt?

But nobody told Oprah! (Her tweet is at right.)

It's funny to imagine Oprah rising from her featherbed, logging onto her iPad and learning that she was going to Cairo, then ordering her manservant to tweet that. Come on Oprah. These people just got their freedoms. Do a show there!

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