As protesters filled the streets of Egypt, media and everyone else on the Left fawned on that event and others like it in countries in the Middle East. The term ‘Arab Spring’ became commonplace.
Some on the left even began to hint that perhaps President George W. Bush’s decision on Iraq was the stimulus for the general awakening of people in countries ruled by tyrants.
Legacy media praised the rebels in countries where uprisings occurred. Few praised the American activists.