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al-Jazeera America is the Muslim Brotherhood channel

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"Al-Jazeera America": The very name gives me the heebie-jeebies. What does Al-Jazeera have to do with America? Everything, if the cheers and happy talk of the American press corps are any measure.

Everything, if the cheers and happy talk of the American press corps are any measure. Entranced, media critics have greeted the rollout of “AJA” as that of just another news company, not the propaganda arm of monied Qatari despots. But no matter how many American journalists “anchor” Al-Jazeera America's news desks, a 24/7 Muslim Brotherhood channel is now beaming into living rooms across the country ...

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Aug 26, 2013
from unitycoalitionforisrael:

"Beneath any veneer of luxury, Qatar is a brutal dictatorship where a poet who criticized the emir was sentenced to life in prison. Al-Jazeera's coverage of the sentencing, by the way, was practically non-existent ... Come to think of it, it's against Qatari law to criticize the emirate or Islam. Meanwhile, it is a 21st-century fact that tiny Qatar spends large sums of money to combat its image problem in the rest of the world. It spends even larger sums on war to shape the world itself. Al-Jazeera America and Hamas, in other words, are only part of the picture ...

"In Libya and in Syria, we have seen influxes of Qatari cash adding up to billions of dollars to bankroll not 'seasoned' American anchors but al-Qaida-linked jihadists. In Egypt, Qatar has backed Muslim Brother Mohammed Morsi from the start. Such interventionist advocacy, of course, meshes perfectly with President Obama's support for these same 'Arab Spring' movements — part of the reason Americans don't seem to know which end is up anymore.

"I'm sure Al-Jazeera America will be happy to explain."
Proud American

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Aug 26, 2013
I'll stick with the BBC. I prefer to get my news from companies that aren't associated with terrorists.

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#3 Aug 26, 2013
A report in Monday's New York Post described the controversial new cable channel as having a huge budget with a global network of over 1,000 "journalists" and a bold ambition of competing with CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.

There's only one problem: not many companies are interested in placing ads with them.

According to the Post, AJA will go live Tuesday with only six minutes of ad time per hour - less than half of what's typical for a cable news network - but most of those will be in-house promos and local ad spots.

Apparently, national advertisers are shunning the network. U.S. companies just don't seem interested in sponsoring a network perceived by most to be anti-American.

“I wouldn’t give them a dime, especially since we are in New York,” one advertiser who asked not to be named told the Post.

“They’re owned by an Arab country and they ran the [Osama] bin Laden tapes. I just wouldn’t trust them,” he said.

A major ad agency buyer who was pitched on the channel told the Post,“Not touching that one.”

AJA's website is similarly being shunned. Although still in a beta test mode, there still are no ads at the site. Not one.

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#4 Aug 26, 2013
As Al Jazeera America prepares for its national debut, employees of Al Jazeera's parent network are resigning in anger over the network's "unprofessional" bias in favor of Egyptian President Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood. , a website dedicated to translating into English news sources from the Middle East, reported that one well-known female presenter, Fatma Nabil, resigned early in July. She resigned because Al Jazeera was reporting stories from the Muslim Brotherhood's point of view.
The Middle East-watching website quoted Fatma Nabil as criticizing the network's coverage of the current unrest in Egypt.
"We had the feeling that the channel is partisan in favor of political Islam, and in most cases selectivity is exercised in broadcasting the text messages [of the viewers] on the channel, and even more so in the selection of guests and interviewees," she said.
Up to 22 other employees have also resigned in protest over the obvious bias that Al Jazeera indulges in favor of Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood.

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#5 Aug 26, 2013
'Allegations of antisemitism[edit source | editbeta]

An article in the American Journalism Review noted that critics of Al-Jazeera have "assailed what they see as anti-Semitic, anti-American bias in the channel's news content."[2] An example cited from earlier years was a report in Al-Jazeera that Jews had been informed in advance not to go to work on the day of the September 11 attacks, which was criticized by an October 2001 editorial in the New York Times. A more recent example given by the article is the weekly show "Sharia and Life" by Yusuf Qaradawi, an Egyptian cleric who, according to a February 2011 article in The Atlantic, "argues clearly and consistently that hatred of Israel and Jews is Islamically sanctioned."[2][3]
Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly has criticized al-Jazeera for being "anti-Semitic" and "anti-American".[4] In response, Dave Marash, a veteran correspondent for ABC's Nightline who resigned from his position as Washington anchor for Al Jazeera English in 2008 due to a perception of anti-American bias,[5] appeared on the O'Reilly Factor and asserted, "They certainly aren't anti-Semitic, but they are anti-Netanyahu and anti-Lieberman and anti-Israeli."[2][6]
According to Erik Nisbet, an Ohio State University professor who studies Arab media and anti-Americanism, anti-Semitism is woven into the fabric of al-Jazeera's Arabic reporting'

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#6 Aug 26, 2013
Egypt and Syria 2013[edit source | editbeta]
22 members of staff of Al Jazeera's Egyptian bureau announced their resignation on July 8, 2013, citing bias coverage of the ongoing Egyptian power redistribution in favour of the Muslim Brotherhood.[23][24][25] In January 2013 a former New Editor at Al Jazeera, who was from Syria, and had been at Al Jazeera for "nearly a decade" was fired without cause given, but in an interview stated their belief that it was linked to his/her resistance of ongoing strong pressure to conform to biased coverage of the Syrian civil war. The former Editor stated that the Muslim Brotherhood was "controlling the Syrian file at Al-Jazeera" with both organizations biasing news coverage in favour of the Brotherhood ousting the Syrian government of Assad by force and warning the then-editor “the majority [in Syria] is with the Muslim Brotherhood and [taking power] is within our grasp” so “thank your god if you get a pardon when we become the government.” The source named the names of several other former employees who resigned in protest, including director of the Berlin bureau Aktham Sleiman, a Syrian, "who was, at the beginning, with the [Syrian] opposition" but resisted what the interviewee terms the "lies and despicable [political and ethnic] sectarianism" and concluded that "Al-Jazeera has lied and is still lying" about Syria and in favour of armed overthrow and of the Muslim Brotherhood.[26][27]
In August, 2013, Memri translated an August, 17, 2013 clip from Al Jazeera, in which Gamal Nasser, a former Muslim Brotherhood official and Al Jazeera commentator, said that General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is "of Jewish origin" and "implementing a Zionist plan to divide Egypt".[28][29]

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#7 Aug 27, 2013
Trisha wrote:
A report in Monday's New York Post described the controversial new cable channel as having a huge budget with a global network of over 1,000 "journalists" and a bold ambition of competing with CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC ...
al-J is probably the equivalent of MSNBC's old Keith Olberman show; I can't recall it's name, but it was that network's answer to Fox's O'Reilly Factor.

I do recall that Keith was bin Laden's favorite news anchor, and if UBL were alive today, he would be watching al-J.

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