Monday, April 4, 2011

El Naschie watchers mourn

This is the third consecutive day that El Naschie's column has failed to appear in Rosa Al-Youssef. Also, the front page of Rosa no longer has a picture of Abdullah Kamal, the old editor and Mubarak factotum.

I am afraid the great man's column isn't coming back. Official confirmation would help us deal with our grief and achieve a sense of closure.

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  1. This is of course bad news and we were anticipating this when the revolution succeeded. However, I think that this is not the end. Having lost his daily column, the great man will feel urged to go to the television and have his voice heard. And since the egyptian media does not seem to recognize his fraudulence, it is likely that they will grant him some interviews.

  2. It would be wonderful if he started appearing on TV more to satisfy his craving for attention.

    Regarding the Egyptian media's view of him: They all read El Naschie Watch, so they know about him. Mona El Shazly didn't invite him on a show about nanotechnology. Khairy Ramadan ambushed him about publishing in his own vanity journal. Mohamed Elmakhzengy scoffed at El Naschie's Nobel self-promotion. I send Ahmed Zewail updates from time to time.

    Although his fraudulence was known to the Egyptian media, they were motivated to accept his story. He was a friend of the regime. An Egyptian Nobel physicist was a good story. And he was rich and influential. Now with Mubarak out and the old media heads out, interviewers may be less credulous. It will be difficult for El Naschie to promote himself in the flagrant, shameless way he has in the past.

  3. Aaaaand... this is the fourth day with no column.

    Rosa should have given him the chance to write a farewell column, thanked him for his service, etc. Firing him out of the blue is a little harsh. Poor Mo. :(

  4. No column again today. It isn't coming back. The April 1st one was the last.

  5. Maybe there's an alternative explanation: Mo could have a one year contract for writing the column (it started on April 2010) and now with the new editor there is no renewal.

  6. You're right, I didn't think of that. It ran from 7 April 2010 to 1 April 2011.