Hooray! Al-Jazeera America Is On The Air!

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    Aug 20, 2013 1:26 AM GMT
    Thank you Al Gore for selling your "CurrentTV" network to Al Jazeera for hundreds of millions of dollars (which were made possible due to oil, that nasty fossil fuel you are always going on about).

    Fourteen hours of straight news every day. Hard-hitting documentaries. Correspondents in oft-overlooked corners of the country. And fewer commercials than any other news channel.

    It sounds like something a journalism professor would imagine. In actuality, it is Al Jazeera America, the culmination of a long-held dream among the leaders of Qatar, the Middle Eastern emirate that already reaches most of the rest of the world with its Arabic- and English-language news channels. The new channel, created specifically for consumers in the United States, will join cable and satellite lineups on Tuesday afternoon.


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    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/19/business/media/al-jazeera-america-promises-a-more-sober-look-at-the-news.html?hp&_r=0
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    Aug 20, 2013 2:41 AM GMT
    Will Al-Jazeera be fair and balanced?

    Oddly enough I think they may be forced into fair reporting.
    Obviously every other network, especially FOX, is going to be highlighting their every mistake.

    Or Al-Jazeera could become the equivalent of the Russia Today network, a total propaganda machine for Putin.
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    Aug 21, 2013 1:03 AM GMT
    NewMtler saidWill Al-Jazeera be fair and balanced?

    Oddly enough I think they may be forced into fair reporting.
    Obviously every other network, especially FOX, is going to be highlighting their every mistake.

    Or Al-Jazeera could become the equivalent of the Russia Today network, a total propaganda machine for Putin.


    Russia Today network doesn't seem all that bad actually.
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    Aug 21, 2013 1:40 AM GMT
    well that's one channel I will be skipping over
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    Aug 21, 2013 2:09 AM GMT
    jerseywoof saidwell that's one channel I will be skipping over


    Because?

    From the way I understand it, Al-Jazeera America is going to be like a neutered version of Al-Jazeera English, which is more informative than its peers like Fox or CNN.
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    Aug 21, 2013 2:28 AM GMT
    THE ISRAELI ANSWER TO AL JAZEERA
    http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/07/israeli-tv-station-i24-news.html

    http://www.i24news.tv/en/

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    Aug 21, 2013 2:33 AM GMT
    Russia Today is no longer pretending to be unbiased.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/06/13/in-case-you-werent-clear-on-russia-todays-relationship-to-moscow-putin-clears-it-up/
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    Aug 21, 2013 3:14 AM GMT
    http://america.aljazeera.com/US wildfire costs top $1 billion for 2013

    Climate change and home building trends in fire prone areas collide to create big price tag

    I'm concerned they think global warming is real. icon_lol.gif