It is a Saturday, and thought it might be good to give you an update on some older news. Especially since we apparently have new best friends in Syria and we will be giving our treasure, if not our blood. There was much discussion about Gore benefitting from all of this oil money, but not so much from what will be our need to fight the jihadists propaganda right here into our living rooms via Al Jazeera. Tell your cable company no, not one dime to them from our subscription. They are in negotiations now.So let’s check this out:
The news channel backed by the government of Qatar plans to launch late August following its $500M acquisition of Al Gore’s Current TV.
Keep in mind:
Al-Awalaki Praises Al-Jazeera, Wikileaks and Media Jihad
In his latest message to the Muslim world, Al-Awlaki defends the journalists of one such “trustworthy” Muslim source, Al-Jazeera, and praises the Western media source WikiLeaks. The message, a six-minute video of his speech “A Message to the Members of the Media,” was released February 14, 2011 by the jihadi forum Shumukh Al-Islam. In it, Al-Awlaki also accuses the U.S. and the West of using liberty and freedom of expression as a pretext to take over the world’s resources and treasures, and to oppress and deprive people of their rights. He said that whenever anyone tries to expose “the truth about the U.S. and its agents,”
Note our earlier post: Obama urges cable companies to carry Al Jazeera Take a look at who all is behind this push. Oh, by the way meanwhile, Obama shuts off Voice of America to China. Go figure. That is right. They have our stash. Here is our earlier story Obama shuts down voice of America to China
According to Clinton, the USA’s major competitors are Al Jazeera, CCTV (China) and Russia Today. Al Jazeera is the ultimate leader, Clinton said. Russia thinks Clinton is right. America needs Al Jazerra
And what does our Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have to say about Al-Jazeera?
Pravda RU Eng:
“Like it or hate it, it is really effective,” Clinton said. “In fact, viewership of Al-Jazeera is going up in the United States because it is real news. You may not agree with it, but you feel like you’re getting real news around the clock instead of a million commercials and, you know, arguments between talking heads and the kind of stuff that we do on our news that is not providing information to us, let alone foreigners.” Has she really watched it? I have…so much better than Fox News…
And it was the most prominent new programmer at this week’s annual confab looking to establish itself in cable’s mainstream. “We’re having encouraging meetings” with distributors including Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, and Cox, Al Jazeera Media Network’s international operations executive director Ehab Al Shihabi tells me. He could use some deals: At this point AJA should reach about 49M pay TV homes at launch, mostly subscribers with Comcast, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse, and Verizon FiOS.
Via American Thinker:
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.
Kayyem comes from a Lebanese-American family and was the first Arab-American inidvidual to work as a homeland security adviser on the state level.DHS, “Secretary Napolitano Names Juliette Kayyem as Assistant Secretary,” March 5, 2009(1)She was also the only Arab-American to serve on the National Commission on Terrorism, which examined “the changing threat of international terrorism” from 1999 to 2000.Los Angeles Times, “Arab American named to US terorr panel,” July 31, 1999(2)Los Angeles Times, “Arab American named to US terorr panel,” July 31, 1999National Commission on Terrorism, 2000(3) Washington Post Who runs Gov
We have enough terror apologists in the media already without an entire station devoted to obscuring the truth being beamed into America’s homes.
Set to start in earnest this August.
“we will cover celebrities and how they’re attached to Main Street. They are doing a lot for their communities and that has not been highlighted.”
And we appreciate their main stream conservative views
From an op-ed by Muslim 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.