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Al Gore just sold Current TV to Al Jezeera for millions of ,is our former VP supporting terrorism ?
I believe Al Gore is perhaps courting treasonous behavior , do you !
No, absolutely not. Al Jazeera is a foreign news outlet with some high-quality, in-depth reporting. Since it is not based in the United States, it is free from the pro-US bias of domestic news outlets and presents news with a more objective, international perspective. It is not a supporter of terrorism.
Funny - I don't see a lot of people accusing Fox News of supporting terrorism, even though it is part owned by Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who has boasted about his influence over their editorial content. But I digress.
Now I will fault Gore for making a bad business decision for his station and its employees. Selling to Al Jazeera is only going to make cable networks drop the station out of fear of conservative/racist backlash. Time Warner already has, others will likely follow. It is a bit of a betrayal to the producers who will lose their audience and the viewers who will lose the channel. I'm disappointed in Gore for making such a boneheaded business decision.
But it's not treason.
From the beginning of the first gulf war Jazeera was an ally to Bin Ladin and Husain , promoting the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait . How the hell does that compare to Fox News.
Al Jazeera was founded in 1996, so I hardly think they were promoting the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. They have been neutral on Bin Laden and the war in Iraq - as in not taking the U.S. side but covering them from an international perspective.
Al Jazeera is actually one of the best and most reliable broadcast news corporations on the planet. What on earth ever gave you the idea that it was a terrorist organization?--the fact that it's headquartered in the Middle East?
Equating Al Jezeera with terrorism is exactly why it is important for us to have them here. This horrible notion of "if it is Arab or Muslim it must be terrorism" has got to stop.
Al Jezeera has quality. It is a different view than American mass media. We need it.
I wrote a hub on this subject you may want to read.
Agreed. Islamophobia/Arabophobia is the new McCarthyism.
Not even the point guys , Gore sold his current Tv to them , That doesn't bother liberals at all ?
It bothers me that cable networks will drop the network out of Islamophobia and bigotry.
You sir wouldn't know an american if if seen one. the facts are that al jeezera is terrorist propaganda machine . How any american could support the killing of our service men which this organization espouses is treasonous. You are no american
Well, as long as we're giving our opinions, I say real Americans aren't nationalists who worry about so-called terrorism. Real Americans are fatalistic anarchists who just want independence and to make money.
Cleaner 3,what you said is groundless.The fact,Ajazeera was the only live TV the network gave graphic documentary evidence about the horrible crimes done in Iraq and they were attacked by fighter jets .
Fox news is treasonist, spreading lies and misinformation just to make a profit.
Surely your joking. Fox news is guilty of treason but Al Jezzera are good guys? I would need more details on your reasoning for this statement unless of course your just hard core liberal, then it would make sense.
In a truly patriotic sense, a sense of true journalism, a fourth estate all mass media currently in America are treasonous. We need them they should have taken an oath. If they are not true to their profession we Americans suffer. Take responsibility
And Jazeera is our source of a free and open media ? What planet are you from !
ahorseback - keep your eye on the ball. No media currently is open and free. So we need counter balances. Al Jezeera is not awesome but they balance the crap we are fed today. Understand? They all stink so we need all stinking sides.
I believe that Fox does it's damage in America spreading lies and misinformation. Simple fact easily verified by a short internet search, not the least bit funny. I didn't mention Al Jezzera.
I agree, Old Poolman, Fox news is not guilty of treason but it is certainly not the "good guy." As for Al Jezzera, they do have their own bias as would be expected from a news organization from a place completely foreign to us but I would not conside
A stupid, inflamatory, uneducated (to what Al Jezeera actually does) question. Gore was only a part owner of Current TV and it was sold to the highest bidder---does that make capitalism a sponsor of terrorism? Seriously.....
These protagonists you mention have done thier fare share of terror just the same....
Do any of you people remember the absolute ly brilliant statement by GW Bush .." If you side with the evil doers who caused 9/11 , then you too are siding with the enemy " .......That one simple statement alone tells me that Al Jazeere is !
No, I don't remember any brilliant statements by George W. Bush. This idiotic tautology is certainly not one of them.
Covering news about "the enemy" is not the same as "siding with the enemy."
1.Nice statement,but not from Divine Logos.right ?2. Was Iraq with the evil doers to deserve the collateral damage?Now why NATO,UN are supporting terrorist groups in Syria ?don t they see that they are Islamic fundamentalists as L. Phelan says.
Ya James - you already know the answer to this. When we support them, they're not terrorists, they're Freedom Fighters.
I know they r freedom fighters,I m just trying to take on d...'s advocate role and trying also to expose the double standard of west media.If Islam is E.. , why they are supportin Muslims.Accordin to GW Bush measure,UN,NATO,..are evil doers.RIGHT?
Al Jazeera, Has always had an anti -western world slant ........I'm western world ....So now its NPR that has the anti America slant . its just like the fact that so many young American socialists like BBC over the American media , .......Go for it man......... love the other end of the spectrum . I believe that "You've got to stand for something .....Or you fall for anything !........No ...Gores an liberal idiot with a penchent for a profit margin ! There's nothing worse !
Airing tapes made by Osama bin Laden and other members of Al Qaeda doesnt make Al Jezeera a terrorist organization or an "outlandish," as the White House claimed during the invasion of Iraq.In that time,you should know that USA Administration had been threatening, insulting , imprisoning Al Jazeera reporters (one of them is Tayseer Allouni,who interviewed Osama Bin Laden and was controversially convicted on terrorism-related charges in Spain in 2005 )and killing others (Iraq correspondent Tareq Ayoub a few days later in Baghdad) ..Where is freedom of press or journalism?Why is there a red light only for Arab journalists and Media ?have you ever asked yourself why they tried to mute the voices which intended to speak aloud exposing the lies and covering what was really going on.The one who claimed to be using the US military to liberate countries in order to spread freedom then conspired to destroy media that fail to echo his sentiments, he does not merely disgrace his office and soil the reputation of his country. He attacked a fundamental principle, freedom of the press.In that time,I read in Britain's Daily Mirror ,I think one year after the Invasion,There was a secret White House meeting discussing the possibility of attacking Al Jazeera's international headquarters in Qatar.To offer security and guarantee for not being attacked by British press,Attorney General Lord Goldsmith activated the Official Secrets Act, threatening any publication that publishes any portion of the memo.
Now,I am asking here where is freedom of speech in the West ? and why the West media stands only defending the freedom of speech when the Muslims protested against denigration of Mohamed (peace be upon him) ?why can t they critisize the decision of the Goldsmith and hide behind the freedom of speech ?
Aljazeera s reporters were the only brave reporters who stayed in al Fulluja braodcasting and giving graphic documentary evidences of horrible things done there under the name of liberation.
Aljazeera has high-quality, in-depth reporting.Its reporters are so brave.Unfortunately,no one likes good quality and chivalry in these times .With all respect,I hope i didnt offend anyone here.I just outspeak my mind and wanted to enrich this subject.
your statements and opinions are very biased . you do not argue with a certain point in mind but only to defend the muslim religion, not Al jeezera.
No,absolutely not.I was clear enough.The point you missed to get is that the West Media are hypocrite and biased gurus and AlJazeera is seeking the truth and uncover what s hidden.It s a brave channal.By the way,I mentioned Muslims in 2 lines,
James, you are over the top. Many factors go into your allegations of beating up on Arabs and Muslims in the international world. It is time to step up and act like you deserve the acceptance you have been given. Your radicalism hurts the cause.
Where is(are) the allegation(s) ? or Just one ?
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