Mubarak to Speak in 30 minutes; State Media Changes Course

by Matthew Shaffer

Al Jazeera is now reporting that Mubarak will deliver his speech at 3:00 pm EST.

They just streamed images from the State TV station. Curiously, their cameras zoomed in on the protesters in Tahrir Square, showing the same stirring images of Al Jazeera. That looks like an editorial policy change from the past several weeks of State TV portraying the protesters as isolated and dangerous rabble-rousers.