Aljazeera only came about because BBC pulled out of the middle east around the time of the first gulf war. So a rich Arab sheik pulled most of those employees from the BBC to start the Aljazeera network. Of course they would have bias if they felt America and it's allies had no real reason to be in Iraq. They sure as hell would not be promoting the US admin line on justifying the war.<quoted text>
My point about Olbermann and MSNBC wasn't about whether FISA is right or wrong, it's about how it is portrayed in the media. When MSNBC reported on it during the Bush years, it was fascist. Do you hear anyone on MSNBC calling Obama a fascist? He continued the monitoring and even expanded it. Whether or not you think it is okay is not the issue. It's how it was reported. You claim Al Jazeera is non-biased, but yet you don't show how Dave Marash quit in 2008 due to Al Jazeera's anti-American slant or the reporters who quit in 2012 due to bias in the Syria coverage or the reporters who quit in 2013 due to Al Jazeera's bias towards the Muslim Brotherhood. You also don't show how the majority of the American Media slants stories to change policy all the time, prime example is the total monopolizing of all news to show that a Hispanic male shooting a black male is somehow white rage and laws much be changed. But then not reporting things like McDonald versus Chicago in which a black man was denied a permit for a gun to protect himself in his crime-ridden neighborhood. You bring up Murdoch but yet don't bring up that until very recently GE owned NBC and the CEO of NBC was an adviser to Obama and that GE did very well in profits while not paying any taxes in 2010. How is that you preach objectivity, but don't even do it yourself.
The fact that Bin Laden would send his video messages to that network meant they had the choice of airing it or discarding it. I wonder if he had of sent them to Fox news instead if they would have kept it under wraps. As for the Muslim brotherhood, it was the ONLY political organisation Egypt has that was well established. After all only 15% of Egypt population is Christian. Of course they won't be ignored,same as the Palestine political organisations. Just because you don't agree with them doesn't mean they don't exist. As for the GE's and Apple's of this world, under the current system of government & taxation those companies will always thrive no matter who is in power. It's not Obama giving them a free lunch it's everyone that was before him.
It's next to impossible to stop corruption in power while you can't stop the flow of money directed to political organisations. One hand feeds the other. You single out the shooting that was part of a media campaign, well so was the school massacre. It got world wide coverage for weeks and did anything change in the gun laws in America, NOTHING, ZIP, ZERO. Which shows that entrenched cultural practices even if it belongs to an era 200 yrs past will never change some peoples mind. Climate change is one of those things, it's the same as science proving that God doesn't exist. How many would believe it ?