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Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 10:33 AM Reply

Al Gore, who takes aim in his new book at the corporate media for âEUoesuffocating the free flow of ideas,âEU on Tuesday defended the sale of his own television channel to Al Jazeera. The Qatar government-owned news network earlier this month struck a deal to buy Current TV, the cable news network co-founded by the former vice president, for $500 million.

In addition to ending the Current TV channel, Al Jazeera plans on scrapping the channel's programming lineup, as well as its brand. On January 2, Cenk Uygur, host of the weekday Young Turks with Cenk Uygur, stated that the Current TV show will continue for at least three months. That same day, Jennifer Granholm, host of the weekday War Room with Jennifer Granholm, announced that she will leave the channel as a result of the acquisition, as did Gavin Newsom, host of the weekly Gavin Newsom Show, who was reported to have planned on leaving the network earlier. On Sunday, January 6, Eliot Spitzer announced that he had left the network and his weekday show Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer. It was announced in an article in Politico that Bill Press doesn't expect to continue his show with Al Jazeera once the change officially takes place. Press also doesn't expect Stephanie Miller to continue her show on Al Jazeera, but Cenk Uygur wants to continue with Al Jazeera if given the chance

Current TV to Al Jazeera

by the looks of it the whole channel is fucked.

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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 12:31 PM Reply

I never knew that channel even existed...

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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 01:23 PM Reply

LOL

Democrats. Tough on Terrorism

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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 03:28 PM Reply

At 1/30/13 01:23 PM, LemonCrush wrote: Democrats. Tough on Terrorism

Al-Jazeera is not tied with, associated with, or even friendly to the terrorists. They give them air time because they are big players in the region Al-Jazeera is located. It's no different than the US News channels reporting on Westboro.

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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 04:30 PM Reply

At 1/30/13 03:28 PM, Camarohusky wrote:
At 1/30/13 01:23 PM, LemonCrush wrote: Democrats. Tough on Terrorism
Al-Jazeera is not tied with, associated with, or even friendly to the terrorists. They give them air time because they are big players in the region Al-Jazeera is located. It's no different than the US News channels reporting on Westboro.

I would be interested to know if those anchors are leaving in response to the sale, or in response to Al Jazeera's plans for the network.

Regardless, it's a sad day for American news. Al Jazeera would have made American news far more interesting by expanding the available options to include new perspectives. As it is, you currently have your choice of Right (Fox), Left (MSNBC), or Corrupt (CNN).

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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 04:48 PM Reply

CNN isn't corrupt, it's just fucking dumb.

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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 05:06 PM Reply

At 1/30/13 03:28 PM, Camarohusky wrote: Al-Jazeera is not tied with, associated with, or even friendly to the terrorists.

LOL. Okay.

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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 05:16 PM Reply

At 1/30/13 05:06 PM, LemonCrush wrote: LOL. Okay.

Odd, Al Jazeera covers international stories that the US media or even the BBC won't touch, including stories on pervasive corruption within the US government and the Greece crisis. I would have thought you wold enjoy A-J given your views on government, so I just can't for the life of me figure out what exactly is it that you don't like about them.

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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 11:35 PM Reply

At 1/30/13 05:16 PM, Feoric wrote:
At 1/30/13 05:06 PM, LemonCrush wrote: LOL. Okay.
Odd, Al Jazeera covers international stories that the US media or even the BBC won't touch, including stories on pervasive corruption within the US government and the Greece crisis. I would have thought you wold enjoy A-J given your views on government, so I just can't for the life of me figure out what exactly is it that you don't like about them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Jazeera_controversies_and_cr iticism
Probably their bias..?

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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Jan. 31st, 2013 @ 12:01 AM Reply

At 1/30/13 11:35 PM, Ceratisa wrote: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Jazeera_controversies_and_cr iticism
Probably their bias..?

It's pretty much impossible to be completely unbiased. But they're certainly less biased than most of the news stations out there. So unbiased that it's almost boring had they not had a wealth of information no other news site would have.


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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Jan. 31st, 2013 @ 12:26 AM Reply

At 1/30/13 01:23 PM, LemonCrush wrote: LOL

Democrats. Tough on Terrorism

Its really sad that you would associate them with extremist islamic terrorists, just because it's a news organization based in the Middle East. Pretty ignorant and bigoted of you.

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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Jan. 31st, 2013 @ 12:31 AM Reply

At 1/31/13 12:01 AM, Warforger wrote: It's pretty much impossible to be completely unbiased. But they're certainly less biased than most of the news stations out there. So unbiased that it's almost boring had they not had a wealth of information no other news site would have.

To be completely fair they definitely have a pro-Qatari bias, but it's not like they have a lot of wiggle room to work inside of.

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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Jan. 31st, 2013 @ 03:37 AM Reply

At 1/31/13 12:26 AM, GACBassPlayer wrote:
At 1/30/13 01:23 PM, LemonCrush wrote: LOL

Democrats. Tough on Terrorism
Its really sad that you would associate them with extremist islamic terrorists, just because it's a news organization based in the Middle East. Pretty ignorant and bigoted of you.

My thoughts exactly


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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Jan. 31st, 2013 @ 09:33 AM Reply

At 1/31/13 03:37 AM, Fim wrote:
At 1/31/13 12:26 AM, GACBassPlayer wrote:
At 1/30/13 01:23 PM, LemonCrush wrote: LOL

Democrats. Tough on Terrorism
Its really sad that you would associate them with extremist islamic terrorists, just because it's a news organization based in the Middle East. Pretty ignorant and bigoted of you.
My thoughts exactly

Good thing your thoughts are that of the uninformed. Didn't several major providers drop current TV when this happened?

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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Jan. 31st, 2013 @ 12:59 PM Reply

Good thing your thoughts are that of the uninformed. Didn't several major providers drop current TV when this happened?

By all means, inform us all. Enlighten my perspective with examples of Al Jazeera exercising terrorism or supporting terrorist organizations in any way: recruitment, propaganda referring to the western world as "the infidels," strategic support, whatever it is you happen to know.

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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Jan. 31st, 2013 @ 01:13 PM Reply

At 1/31/13 12:59 PM, GACBassPlayer wrote: By all means, inform us all.

Won't. Likes to use overt racist claims hiding behind the claim of being a minority itself. Never tries to back up anything it says either.

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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Jan. 31st, 2013 @ 06:17 PM Reply

At 1/31/13 12:59 PM, GACBassPlayer wrote:
Good thing your thoughts are that of the uninformed. Didn't several major providers drop current TV when this happened?
By all means, inform us all. Enlighten my perspective with examples of Al Jazeera exercising terrorism or supporting terrorist organizations in any way: recruitment, propaganda referring to the western world as "the infidels," strategic support, whatever it is you happen to know.

http://www.pri.org/stories/world/middle-east/is-al-jazeera-p ropaganda.html

Owned by Qatar
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2010/11/qat ar-worst-on-counterterroism-in-the-middle-east/67166/

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/01/20131675748 813328.html
A story
Part of it

"That most of the terrorist attacks against Jewish interests in Egypt took place under the rule of the Egyptian King Farouk in the 1940s and early 1950s seems irrelevant to the few Egyptian Zionist propagandists today, who appeared this week on Egyptian television and wrote articles in the Egyptian press, insinuating that all that went wrong with Egyptian Jews should be blamed on Nasser and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Indeed, such propagandists completely factor out Israeli actions from bringing about the departure of Egyptian Jews. One propagandist referred to the departure of Egyptian Jews as "nuzuh" or "flight", and agreed with al-Aryan, whom he opposes otherwise, that Jews were indeed "expelled" from Egypt.

We are even treated to the strange claims by the same propagandist that Egyptian Jews he met in the US and France continue to love Egypt, Arabs and Muslims. While there is no doubt that many Egyptian Jews, wherever they may be, harbour positive feelings towards Egypt, many of those prominent among them in the West have expressed much hatred towards Egypt and the Arab world. "

http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/2156942 9-arabs-premier-television-network-bids-american-viewers-mus t-do-better
"Moreover, Al Jazeera ArabicâEUTMs vaunted reputation for even-handedness has withered in recent years. The repressed voices it once daringly aired, particularly of Islamists linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, speak now from positions of power. Qatar, once a weakling in the Gulf, has grown hugely in wealth and clout, partly thanks to the soft power of its satellite arm. But Al JazeeraâEUTMs breathless boosting of Qatari-backed rebel fighters in Libya and Syria, and of the Qatar-aligned Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, have made many Arab viewers question its veracity. So has its tendency to ignore human-rights abuses by those same rebels, and its failure to accord the uprising by the Shia majority in QatarâEUTMs neighbour, Bahrain, the same heroic acclaim it bestows on Sunni revolutionaries."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/02/time-warner-al-jaze era-current-tv_n_2399370.html
Time Warner dropped Current TV upon the sale

And to Cama I'm an American, like many. But to clarify I am a Korean-American. Not that you have any reason to deny my minority claim.

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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Jan. 31st, 2013 @ 06:18 PM Reply

At 1/31/13 12:59 PM, GACBassPlayer wrote:
Good thing your thoughts are that of the uninformed. Didn't several major providers drop current TV when this happened?
By all means, inform us all. Enlighten my perspective with examples of Al Jazeera exercising terrorism or supporting terrorist organizations in any way: recruitment, propaganda referring to the western world as "the infidels," strategic support, whatever it is you happen to know.

http://www.pri.org/stories/world/middle-east/is-al-jazeera-p ropaganda.html

Owned by Qatar
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2010/11/qat ar-worst-on-counterterroism-in-the-middle-east/67166/

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/01/20131675748 813328.html
A story
Part of it

"That most of the terrorist attacks against Jewish interests in Egypt took place under the rule of the Egyptian King Farouk in the 1940s and early 1950s seems irrelevant to the few Egyptian Zionist propagandists today, who appeared this week on Egyptian television and wrote articles in the Egyptian press, insinuating that all that went wrong with Egyptian Jews should be blamed on Nasser and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Indeed, such propagandists completely factor out Israeli actions from bringing about the departure of Egyptian Jews. One propagandist referred to the departure of Egyptian Jews as "nuzuh" or "flight", and agreed with al-Aryan, whom he opposes otherwise, that Jews were indeed "expelled" from Egypt.

We are even treated to the strange claims by the same propagandist that Egyptian Jews he met in the US and France continue to love Egypt, Arabs and Muslims. While there is no doubt that many Egyptian Jews, wherever they may be, harbour positive feelings towards Egypt, many of those prominent among them in the West have expressed much hatred towards Egypt and the Arab world. "

http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/2156942 9-arabs-premier-television-network-bids-american-viewers-mus t-do-better
"Moreover, Al Jazeera ArabicâEUTMs vaunted reputation for even-handedness has withered in recent years. The repressed voices it once daringly aired, particularly of Islamists linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, speak now from positions of power. Qatar, once a weakling in the Gulf, has grown hugely in wealth and clout, partly thanks to the soft power of its satellite arm. But Al JazeeraâEUTMs breathless boosting of Qatari-backed rebel fighters in Libya and Syria, and of the Qatar-aligned Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, have made many Arab viewers question its veracity. So has its tendency to ignore human-rights abuses by those same rebels, and its failure to accord the uprising by the Shia majority in QatarâEUTMs neighbour, Bahrain, the same heroic acclaim it bestows on Sunni revolutionaries."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/02/time-warner-al-jaze era-current-tv_n_2399370.html
Time Warner dropped Current TV upon the sale

And to Cama I'm an American, like many. But to clarify I am a Korean-American. Not that you have any reason to deny my minority claim.

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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Jan. 31st, 2013 @ 09:02 PM Reply

Did someone say Al Gore?

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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Feb. 1st, 2013 @ 11:51 PM Reply

Good job on citing an opinion piece.
That dude is writing his own opinion about events. I dint imagine he is trying to be balanced because opinion pieces don't have t'o be

When it comes to reporting on Israel take al.-jazeeras reports with a grain of salt. The whole Arab world hates Israel for its heinous human rights violations and apartheid regime. I think you should too but that's something for another thread.
Al-jazeera is one of the best news outlets out there. Its not fully unbiased but nothing ever is. Their reporting in America is really great and is relatively unbiased.their coverage of the Mali conflict us better than any other I know of. The cool thing about ALJ is that it isn't America centric. It has great reporting in Africa.
This is a great thing for American media. Don't be fooled by its Arabic name its a great news agency.

The real news network is also a fucking great news outlet. Their reporting of occupy really showed how much the police cracked down on everything. How scared the government was. But apart from that their relighting in the environment and a lot of civil rights issues is second to none.
And its not affiliated with any government of corporation!

Democracy now! Is also good but i find their lead anchor to be insufferably boring.


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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Feb. 2nd, 2013 @ 12:32 AM Reply

At 1/31/13 06:17 PM, Ceratisa wrote: http://www.pri.org/stories/world/middle-east/is-al-jazeera-p ropaganda.html

That's Al Jazeera Arabic, not really Al Jazeera English.

Owned by Qatar
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2010/11/qat ar-worst-on-counterterroism-in-the-middle-east/67166/

Guilt by association now? Notice how this is mostly irrelevant.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/01/20131675748 813328.html
A story
Part of it

"That most of the terrorist attacks against Jewish interests in Egypt took place under the rule of the Egyptian King Farouk in the 1940s and early 1950s seems irrelevant to the few Egyptian Zionist propagandists today, who appeared this week on Egyptian television and wrote articles in the Egyptian press, insinuating that all that went wrong with Egyptian Jews should be blamed on Nasser and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Indeed, such propagandists completely factor out Israeli actions from bringing about the departure of Egyptian Jews. One propagandist referred to the departure of Egyptian Jews as "nuzuh" or "flight", and agreed with al-Aryan, whom he opposes otherwise, that Jews were indeed "expelled" from Egypt.

We are even treated to the strange claims by the same propagandist that Egyptian Jews he met in the US and France continue to love Egypt, Arabs and Muslims. While there is no doubt that many Egyptian Jews, wherever they may be, harbour positive feelings towards Egypt, many of those prominent among them in the West have expressed much hatred towards Egypt and the Arab world. "

http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/2156942 9-arabs-premier-television-network-bids-american-viewers-mus t-do-better
"Moreover, Al Jazeera ArabicâEUTMs vaunted reputation for even-handedness has withered in recent years. The repressed voices it once daringly aired, particularly of Islamists linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, speak now from positions of power. Qatar, once a weakling in the Gulf, has grown hugely in wealth and clout, partly thanks to the soft power of its satellite arm. But Al JazeeraâEUTMs breathless boosting of Qatari-backed rebel fighters in Libya and Syria, and of the Qatar-aligned Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, have made many Arab viewers question its veracity. So has its tendency to ignore human-rights abuses by those same rebels, and its failure to accord the uprising by the Shia majority in QatarâEUTMs neighbour, Bahrain, the same heroic acclaim it bestows on Sunni revolutionaries."

Well all News Stations ignore some stories, there are alot of them going on after all and it's simply not feasible to have updates on all of them constantly. When the people were revolting in say Qatar people were also revolting in Libya, at the same time they were also revolting in Syria, Algeria, Egypt, Caucasus, Belarus etc. so there was alot of news of revolution flooding the media but most people were first only interested in Egypt, then Libya now Syria. The rest are minor by comparison.

But this doesn't address how this makes them different from any other news station, Fox news for example probably won't do some in depth investigation into say rape in the military and they're more likely to show stories which agree with Conservative viewpoints more.


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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Feb. 2nd, 2013 @ 01:55 AM Reply

"Eldar points out that when America went to war in Iraq, coverage in the early stages was heavily slanted in favor of U.S. interests. The average Israeli views Al Jazeera as an American might view Fox News Channel, he says. "They both are highly partisan, and everybody knows it."

Palestinian journalist Daoud Kuttab, who is bilingual, watches both the English and the Arabic channels of Al Jazeera. He sees powerful distinctions in news content and style.

"The English version is mellow and quieter in tone, in his view, with a more tempered approach to its reporting. Newscasts on the Arabic channel tend to be louder, with a more "hostile" feel. "They keep you on the edge, its reporters are pushing issues rather just reporting on them. They become more of an activist at times, very in your face. The English channel uses more neutral terminology; the Arab channel is much harsher," says Kuttab, who won the Committee to Protect Journalists Press Freedom award in 1996 for challenging censorship by the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority.

The majority of complaints about anti-Semitism predictably are drawn by material on the Arabic channel. A weekly show "Sharia and Life," hosted by controversial Egyptian cleric Yusuf Qaradawi, infuriates its many critics."

Qaradawi's writings and concluded he "argues clearly and consistently that hatred of Israel and Jews is Islamically sanctioned, and that the destruction of Israel is mandated by God." To Judea Pearl, Qaradawi's messages are clear. "They give religious license to the ideology of terror," he says.

Al Jazeera editors counter that the Arabic channel also features Muhammed Heikal, a leading writer and intellectual in the Arab world who served as an adviser to Egyptian presidents Anwar Sadat and Gamal Abdel Nasser, known for their moderate policies.

SO they have an example of someone who argues that the destruction of Israel is mandated by god, and another more "moderate" speaker is their defense.

Middle East expert Lynch said during a March 22 interview on National Public Radio that being funded by the emir "can't help but affect their coverage." He added, "People feel there has been increasing use of Al Jazeera as a weapon in Qatari foreign policy in recent years compared to the past. It's very rare to see Al Jazeera critically covering something the Qatari regime supports."

Another example of going out on a limb: On June 25, 2009, the English-language channel ran a story on religion in the U.S. military, noting that "many Christians on the right describe the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq in similar terms as the Taliban and al Qaeda¯as spiritual wars of the highest magnitude. Fundamentalists on both sides feed the fires of hatred and racism to support their world views."

The Taliban and al Qaeda have used murder, torture and terror to achieve their goals, which the video neglected to mention in its comparison to Christians on the right.

an on-air birthday party organized by Al Jazeera's Beirut bureau chief for a Lebanese militant convicted of killing four Israelis, including a four-year-old girl. Al Jazeera greeted Samir Kuntar, released in a July 2008 prisoner swap, as a hero. Fox News Channel's Britt Hume reported at the time, "As Kuntar cut into his cake, the network set off fireworks."

http://www.setyoufreenews.com/2012/03/12/al-jazeera-journali sts-quit-channel-citing-bias-on-syria-coverage/

http://rt.com/news/al-jazeera-rebels-phones-lebanon-281/

http://www.globalresearch.ca/al-jazeera-from-media-power-to-
laughing-stock/30159

In addition to this, Al Jazeera exercised double standards, by providing a heavily biased and incomplete coverage of the protest movements in both Saudi Arabia and Bahrain which resulted in countless civilian deaths. How can a news organization boast of having excellent coverage, especially for a specific region, if they refuse to report important happenings?

Al Jazeera slipped further when the Syrian government gained a hold of a video that showed an Al Jazeera reporter before he was on air âEUoeand the demeanor is drastically different from the demeanor on the air and they even show contrived sounds of explosions timed for broadcast timeâEU and the âEUoestaging of events of calling a civilian an âEU~officerâEUTM in the Syrian army, of faking injuries and feeding statements to people before airtime, etc.âEU

Yet, the most damning evidence was the revelation that âEUoeAhmad Ibrahim, who is in charge of the channelâEUTMs Syria coverage, is the brother of Anas al-Abdeh, a leading member of the opposition Syrian National Council.âEU

http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/europe/09/05/spain.alqaeda/
MADRID, Spain (CNN) -- Police have arrested a correspondent for Qatar-based Al-Jazeera TV at his home in southern Spain accusing him of having links to the al Qaeda terrorist group.

He is later convicted
A Spanish court has sentenced al Jazeera correspondent Taysir Allouni to 7 years in prison after convicting him of collaborating with al Qaeda. Allouni was convicted along with 17 other men. Among them, a man identified by prosecutors as the leading al Qaeda figure in the country, Syrian Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas, also known as Abu Dahdah. He was accused of organizing a meeting in northern Spain in July 2001 in which final preparations for the September 11 attacks are alleged to have been made. According to the prosecution, the meeting was attended by alleged 9-11 hijacker Mohamed Atta.

The prosecutions were brought by the famed Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon, famous for his indictment of Augusto Pinochet. He has been criticized widely by human rights groups for these current prosecutions, saying they are based on political motives rather than actual guilt. As for al JazeeraâEUTMs Allouni, the network says it is appealing his sentence. Allouni gained fame by broadcasting the first interview with Osama bin Laden, from Afghanistan, after September 11. Allouni has lived and worked in Spain for many years. His boss, Al Jazeera news editor Ahmed Sheikh, told his station that the conviction marked "a black day for Spanish justice."

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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Feb. 2nd, 2013 @ 01:27 PM Reply

Yah, tell me how any other news station is any different. Right it has elements that are not very good, all news stations have that, tell me how it's different from any other?


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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Feb. 2nd, 2013 @ 02:08 PM Reply

..You must be kidding, this is like an extreme fox news, one who does not even try to hide its bias. They have their own agenda and do not attempt to actually report.

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At 2/2/13 02:08 PM, Ceratisa wrote: ..You must be kidding, this is like an extreme fox news, one who does not even try to hide its bias. They have their own agenda and do not attempt to actually report.

Have you actually watched Al-Jazeera? Because before I came into this thread I had already seen several bits by Al-Jazeera and use the website for research. So I kind of know how their show is like instead of focusing on a couple of parts that you don't like.


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At 2/2/13 03:04 PM, Warforger wrote:
At 2/2/13 02:08 PM, Ceratisa wrote: ..You must be kidding, this is like an extreme fox news, one who does not even try to hide its bias. They have their own agenda and do not attempt to actually report.
Have you actually watched Al-Jazeera? Because before I came into this thread I had already seen several bits by Al-Jazeera and use the website for research. So I kind of know how their show is like instead of focusing on a couple of parts that you don't like.

I have yes. I do my best to take in as many news sources as possible to form the most complete picture I can.

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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Feb. 2nd, 2013 @ 09:42 PM Reply

At 1/30/13 03:28 PM, Camarohusky wrote:
At 1/30/13 01:23 PM, LemonCrush wrote: Democrats. Tough on Terrorism
Al-Jazeera is not tied with, associated with, or even friendly to the terrorists. They give them air time because they are big players in the region Al-Jazeera is located. It's no different than the US News channels reporting on Westboro.

Al-Jazeera way my preferred news channel when I was overseas. They actually come across as more unbiased than CNN or BBC. They'd give spokes people for certain tribes airtime and uncensored. A little shocking when both sides want to commit genocide on each other.


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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Feb. 2nd, 2013 @ 11:52 PM Reply

Al-Jazeera way my preferred news channel when I was overseas. They actually come across as more unbiased than CNN or BBC. They'd give spokes people for certain tribes airtime and uncensored. A little shocking when both sides want to commit genocide on each other.

sides? Who are you referring to exactly?

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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Feb. 3rd, 2013 @ 03:00 PM Reply

At 2/2/13 11:52 PM, Ceratisa wrote:
Al-Jazeera way my preferred news channel when I was overseas. They actually come across as more unbiased than CNN or BBC. They'd give spokes people for certain tribes airtime and uncensored. A little shocking when both sides want to commit genocide on each other.
sides? Who are you referring to exactly?

I was overseas in Africa and they were doing a story on two tribes. Tribe A was trying to get to a river so their cattle could drink water and Tribe B was camped in the way and refused to let them pass. So tribe A says that if they can't get to the river then they're going to kill all of tribe B, and tribe B says if they try and cross their land they'll kill all of tribe A.


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Response to Current Tv Sold To Al Jazeera Feb. 3rd, 2013 @ 05:34 PM Reply

If you watch the movie Control Room, there is this interesting segment where they talk about one of their reporters getting killed by an A-10 strike. While they talked about how unnecessary of a tragedy it was...it was their fault.

They send this reporter and a film crew to the top of this building. The reporter and crew are wearing these black, military style flack vests and helmets. The crew are on a roof with all of this equipment hanging on their shoulders.

From the footage that survives of the A-10...the guy is hitting his flares and chaff and taking evasive manuevers so he's taking fire from somewhere. So you've got a jet taking fire from small arms...so you go to the roof looking like a rocket crew?

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Anyway, I wonder what A-J's plan is with the Current brand? I mean why buy it and shut it down? Are they going to bring the channel back only re-branded? It'll definately be interesting.


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