The media in the US used to do what this broadcaster did in Egypt. I remember as a young man seeing reports about gays making out in trucks, parks in NY and having gay clubs in which no one knew what went on. As a consequence the cops would face pressure to go after gay bars and clubs. It wasn’t until Koch came on as mayor in which the pressure to go after gays subsided and sex gay baths adnd bars just grew like mushrooms all over the city. Once AIDS brooked out the media and gay mayor Koch went after anything that was suspected to be gay. If it was gay there had to be sex. Very few gay bars survived and if there was a gay bath open had to be at Koch’s west village apartment because there was no talk of one being open anywhere.
I say this because I was going to come down hard on this probably homophobic reporter in Egypt but instead I remember how hard it was for gay establishments in New York and other cities to survived, thanks to the media, as a matter of fact the only way for most to survived was to be owned or get protection from the Mafia which instead paid off some cops and city officials. Publisher