Raphael Thelen's article on Now Lebanon is a perfect example of what I call RFGPA or "Recycle, Fill and Get Paid Articles". These articles tend to sound knowledgeable when all they do is recycle information already online, add a catchy title coupled with a smart conclusion that elaborates on the article's title and get paid by your employer.
Thelen's article follows this formula: He provides a boring and detailed summary of Egypt's presidential election process, adds a catchy title "Fireworks in the Sun" and concludes by the following smart paragraph: "But considering the problems Egypt’s democratic transition faces, Mohammed Morsi’s victory might be just like the fireworks in the sun: A short burst without visible results." And voila, you have yourself an article to get paid for.
The sad part is that I really like the title "Fireworks in the Sun" and I think Thelen's concluding paragraph could've been an excellent opening paragraph followed by an analysis of the impact of electing Morsi on the transition towards democracy process in Egypt and whether electing a civilian for presidency is in itself an outcome (full blown democracy in Egypt), intermediate outcome (an important achievement in Egypt's struggle towards democracy), an input (a mere ingredient in the mix to start moving towards democracy) or merely an action (it starts with Morsi and Shafik and ends with Morsi).