Dubya

Erie, PA

#1 Jul 23, 2013
Boycott any company you see run an add on this station which begins broadcasting from NY City August 20th.

Former Qatari emir Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, who founded Al Jazeera, has provided millions of dollars to the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and openly promotes Hamas, a U.S.-designated terrorist group that controls the Gaza Strip. Sheik Hamad has pledged $250 million to protect Islamic culture in Jerusalem, a city the Palestinians want to control as part of their coveted statehood.

We can speak with our money. Let these advertisers know if they support such a "news" channel they will not be seeing american's hard earned money. Let them know.
Reality

Erie, PA

#2 Jul 25, 2013
I agree 100%. I hope there's a website or something to identify who these advertisers are. They won't get any of my family's dollars. Let the damn sheik pay out of his own pocket the millions it probably takes monthly to run a TV station. Let him fund Hamas and his desire for worldwide Sharia law entirely out of his own pocket.

Even the Egyptians are sick of Al Jazeera. My lazy american brothers and sisters need to wake the hell up. When is enough finally enough? It seems like we have no limits. There is no question why these same fundamentalist muslims see us as weak and without morals. We are lazy. Probably too lazy to get a proper boycott going but if you know of a website or where I can get more information I'm on board.
Reality

Erie, PA

#4 Jul 25, 2013
Great article on the Muslim slant on "news" and history. Expect Al Jazeera to be broadcasting daily this same, complicated, well-thought-out, well-veiled attack on our christian culture.

"Liberal media love new Jesus book 'Zealot', fail to mention author is Muslim"

"Reza Aslan, author of the new book,“Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” has been interviewed on a host of media outlets in the last week. Riding a publicity wave, the book has surged to #2 on Amazon's list.

Media reports have introduced Aslan as a “religion scholar” but have failed to mention that he is a devout Muslim.

With its riveting demolition of Jesus,“Zealot” will continue to attract interviews—some from reporters who want to see Jesus deconstructed. Many more interviews will come from reporters who simply don’t understand that Reza Aslan has a horse in this race. He is not an objective observer, but, to use his own word, a zealot, with religious motivation to destroy what Western culture has believed about its central figure for hundreds of years. In many ways, this conflict is larger than Christianity and Islam. It is a conflict of Western and Middle Eastern foundations. These are great and important debates that we should welcome, but let’s be honest about our motivations, positions and conflicts of interest as we dialogue.

Let’s hope reporters in future interviews will, being informed, mention the glaring conflict of interest in this Islamic opinion of Jesus. It is no more objective than my educated views about Muhammad, as a Christian."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/07/22/lib...
earth

Struthers, OH

#5 Jul 25, 2013
Reality wrote:
Great article on the Muslim slant on "news" and history. Expect Al Jazeera to be broadcasting daily this same, complicated, well-thought-out, well-veiled attack on our christian culture.
"Liberal media love new Jesus book 'Zealot', fail to mention author is Muslim"
"Reza Aslan, author of the new book,“Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” has been interviewed on a host of media outlets in the last week. Riding a publicity wave, the book has surged to #2 on Amazon's list.
Media reports have introduced Aslan as a “religion scholar” but have failed to mention that he is a devout Muslim.
With its riveting demolition of Jesus,“Zealot” will continue to attract interviews—some from reporters who want to see Jesus deconstructed. Many more interviews will come from reporters who simply don’t understand that Reza Aslan has a horse in this race. He is not an objective observer, but, to use his own word, a zealot, with religious motivation to destroy what Western culture has believed about its central figure for hundreds of years. In many ways, this conflict is larger than Christianity and Islam. It is a conflict of Western and Middle Eastern foundations. These are great and important debates that we should welcome, but let’s be honest about our motivations, positions and conflicts of interest as we dialogue.
Let’s hope reporters in future interviews will, being informed, mention the glaring conflict of interest in this Islamic opinion of Jesus. It is no more objective than my educated views about Muhammad, as a Christian."
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/07/22/lib...
Great! More turmoil brought on by arguing whose imaginary friend is the coolest.
Steverino

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 Jul 25, 2013
Broadcasting is a business. Cable networks can be bought and sold on the open market. Cable companies have an obligation to their investors to air whatever brings in the most eyeballs and advertisers. Boycott if you like, but the free market will determine what you see. Take a look at the schlock that's on all the stations today - mostly reality shows that are cheap to produce. But enough people watch them to generate the advertising dollars necessary to keep them on the air.

And I doubt that the age, education and station in life of the typical Topix posters will make a dent if there is a boycott. This is generally a pretty downscale and older group.
pimp

United States

#7 Jul 25, 2013
exterminate all muslims....make the world safe.

hitler had the right idea, he shoulda done the muslims instead of jews though.
Devout Muslim

Erie, PA

#9 Jul 25, 2013
Steverino wrote:
Broadcasting is a business. Cable networks can be bought and sold on the open market. Cable companies have an obligation to their investors to air whatever brings in the most eyeballs and advertisers. Boycott if you like, but the free market will determine what you see. Take a look at the schlock that's on all the stations today - mostly reality shows that are cheap to produce. But enough people watch them to generate the advertising dollars necessary to keep them on the air.
And I doubt that the age, education and station in life of the typical Topix posters will make a dent if there is a boycott. This is generally a pretty downscale and older group.
You have a the talent of Stupidity. Stand up comedy should be your next attempt at failure.
1a5b0c

Townville, PA

#10 Jul 25, 2013
I dumped Time Warner because they decided to engage in censorship by not carrying Al-Jazeera English.
Suck on that.
Steverino

Pittsburgh, PA

#11 Jul 25, 2013
Simply take a look at a live stream of Al Jazeera on your computer. It's available online. You would not be able to distinguish it from any other cable or network news feed.

Media today is so fragmented that each network's piece of the pie is much smaller than it used to be when there were only three commercial networks and PBS. Networks today do not need many millions of people watching - often all they need to make money is a few hundred thousand households across the country.
Barney McGurk

Erie, PA

#12 Jul 25, 2013
Steverino wrote:
Simply take a look at a live stream of Al Jazeera on your computer. It's available online. You would not be able to distinguish it from any other cable or network news feed.
Media today is so fragmented that each network's piece of the pie is much smaller than it used to be when there were only three commercial networks and PBS. Networks today do not need many millions of people watching - often all they need to make money is a few hundred thousand households across the country.
You really are pathetically ignorant.
Steverino

Pittsburgh, PA

#13 Jul 26, 2013
The beauty of today's world is access - access to a plethora of content as diverse as the world we live in. Be it by traditional means like over the air broadcast or through personal communications devices (smartphones, tablets) opinion and views from far and wide are now available to all.
Its simple

Erie, PA

#14 Jul 26, 2013
The Arabic news network Al Jazeera is owned by Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani through the Qatar Media Corporation. He is also the Chairman of the network, although the funds to start the network were loaned by Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa.
He openly supports the terrorist organization Hamas and believes worldwide sharia law is allah's desire.
Any american that supports this channel by their viewership does not deserve to be an american. Any american who does not boycott any US company which supports this company is a typical lazy, McDonald's eating, good for nothing "american".
Barney McGurk

Erie, PA

#16 Jul 26, 2013
Steverino wrote:
The beauty of today's world is access - access to a plethora of content as diverse as the world we live in. Be it by traditional means like over the air broadcast or through personal communications devices (smartphones, tablets) opinion and views from far and wide are now available to all.
Funny I don't see that diversity in the homeland of your favorite biased TV network. Were you born an idiot or did you work at it your whole life?
Dubya

Erie, PA

#17 Jul 27, 2013
Steverino wrote:
Broadcasting is a business. Cable networks can be bought and sold on the open market. Cable companies have an obligation to their investors to air whatever brings in the most eyeballs and advertisers. Boycott if you like, but the free market will determine what you see. Take a look at the schlock that's on all the stations today - mostly reality shows that are cheap to produce. But enough people watch them to generate the advertising dollars necessary to keep them on the air.
And I doubt that the age, education and station in life of the typical Topix posters will make a dent if there is a boycott. This is generally a pretty downscale and older group.
Everything you say is true but you appear to have missed the larger picture. If you boycott, or even threaten, the advertisers they will not advertise on the channel. Consequently the sheik will have to pay the millions monthly to support his hate groups and terrorist organizations all on his own.

The thought of this guy coming over here and making money from the same people whose society he despises sickens me. He's already out 500 million to that boob Al Gore. Let's keep the losses growing for him.

I don't care if he has just two or three hundred thousand viewers. If Ford Motor or Nabisco know that their products being seen advertised on this guy's "news" channel means a drop in revenue they aren't going to spend a dime with him, regardless of the viewership.
Bend over Stevie

Erie, PA

#18 Jul 29, 2013
Steverino wrote:
Broadcasting is a business. Cable networks can be bought and sold on the open market. Cable companies have an obligation to their investors to air whatever brings in the most eyeballs and advertisers. Boycott if you like, but the free market will determine what you see. Take a look at the schlock that's on all the stations today - mostly reality shows that are cheap to produce. But enough people watch them to generate the advertising dollars necessary to keep them on the air.
And I doubt that the age, education and station in life of the typical Topix posters will make a dent if there is a boycott. This is generally a pretty downscale and older group.
Wrong, Stevie. In the fragmented market of cable broadcasting, many outlets survive by "niche" marketing. Even among "mainstream" outlets like MSNBC there is a reluctance to seek the largest audience if it means changing its message. Check the ratings sometime.
Why is it an urban, gay liberal like yourself is too stupid to understand that?
2b6c1d

Townville, PA

#19 Jul 29, 2013
Bend over Stevie wrote:
<quoted text>
Even among "mainstream" outlets like MSNBC there is a reluctance to seek the largest audience if it means changing its message.
How is MSNBC NOT mainstream? And how is the self-proclaimed leader in cable news NOT mainstream, while we're at it?

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