I had to read this twice to make sure this was real.
Here's a snippet from the 'narrative' of the crisis in Egypt in Jurassic Park GIFs, created by BuzzFeed staff writer Benny Johnson:
This made many in the international community nervous.
A constitutional referendum was held in Egypt in March 2011 that attempted to clone democracy and presidential limitations.
They found a democracy DNA strand frozen in amber.
The referendum passed with 77% approval and a new constitutional Egypt was born.
Elections were scheduled soon after, which delighted the disenfranchised Muslim Brotherhood who held a distinct advantage in organization and fundraising against their liberal, young challengers.
To say this is childish, puerile bullshit would be a massive understatement. As Egypt, a country with 84 million people, waits on tenterhooks for a highly dangerous and potentially volatile political situation to resolve itself, this type of nonsense only fuels American ignorance of the crisis. I get it that BuzzFeed is there to make people laugh. Doing funny GIF posts about cats and hangovers is one thing, but reducing a highly complex political crisis into 2 second moving screen shots of a children's dinosaur movie is something completely different.
If BuzzFeed really is the future of journalism, we're completely and utterly fucked.