AL Jazeera on cable?

Springfield, OH

#1 Feb 14, 2011
February 14, 2011
Obama administration official urges cable companies to carry Al-Jazeera
Ed Lasky

AL Jazeera is filled with anti-American propaganda. It is also awash in anti-Semitism. The material broadcast stokes terror and violence.

Why would the person who Barack Obama appointed to be the Assistant Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, Juliette Kayyem, advocate American cable companies carry the channel-a channel that cannot help but inflame tensions and anger and one that is not known for unbiased accuracy.

From an op-ed by Kayyem in the Boston Globe:

FOR THE past few weeks, a parallel plot line to the revolutions in the Arab world has been playing out in the media. With rare exceptions, the largest American cable and satellite providers simply do not provide viewers access to Al Jazeera English, the cousin to the powerful Qatar-based world news network. AJE has launched a full-fledged campaign - including advertisements quoting, of all people, major US news figures - to convince cable carriers to open their programming. But most have declined: Burlington, Vt., is the closest city to Boston where viewers can see the network on television.

AJE's battle with the cable carriers is major news in the Middle East. Not carrying the network sends a message to the Arab world about America's willingness to accept information, unfiltered, from the very region we spend so much time talking about. These television wars began not in Tunisia or Egypt, but in Iraq.

We have enough terror apologists in the media already without an entire station devoted to obscuring the truth being beamed into America's homes.
TW z


#2 Feb 20, 2013
Terrorist tv is hiring, a trojan horse for America.
DB z

Dayton, OH

#3 Feb 20, 2013
The Duke of Hazard

Lewisburg, OH

#4 Feb 24, 2013
Hey, if their female teleprompter readers aren't young and sweet, and don't or won't show us some skin, we will neither view nor listen to them or be their friends. Normal men with COX like to watch the foxes on FOX.

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