Canadian of convenience Mohamed Fahmy was born in Egypt, became a Canadian citizen in his teens, but returned to the Middle East to cover the region for the LA Times, and finally Al Jazeera, the state-sponsored Qatar media outlet.
Some background: Qatar is a financial and moral supporter of terrorist groups, including ISIS and Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.
The Brotherhood's takeover of Egypt was a disaster for Egyptians and others; eventually, they were overthrown but the situation is far from safe or stable.
Fahmy was in the midst of all this as a "journalist," although some would call his work "propaganda." Egypt did, banning Al Jazeera and arresting its employees.
And when he was in trouble, Fahmy suddenly remembered he was a Canadian!
The Canadian media made fools of themselves on this non-issue, with Antonia Zerbisias writing that PM Harper was ignoring Fahmy's plight because he was too chummy with the Jews and with Israel.
Fahmy was pardoned and released the next day. So much for that!
But did the media ever really care about Mohamed Fahmy?
Or did they just use him, like he used his Canadian citizenship?
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