Egypt abruptly pulls plug on its Jon Stewart
CAIRO — A private Egyptian TV station on Saturday came under fire from public figures and fans of a widely popular satirist because it pulled his weekly comedy show, which has skewered the military and the country's recent nationalist fervor.
Minutes before the program of Bassem Youssef, the Egyptian Jon Stewart, was to air on Friday, broadcaster CBC suspended it, saying the comedian and his producer violated editorial policy.
The channel's decision appeared to be a reaction to the sharp criticism Youssef received from supporters of the army after his first episode in four months aired last week. The station's CEO said management had warned Youssef.
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