Oh, I made a grave mistake earlier... I said that Al Jazeera was the Fox counterpart in the Middle East. That was a complete and utter error. It is actually much better than Fox because its staff and journalists are compromised of members of the international community. For instance, many former BBC journalists work there. It is an honest news network that portrays news in the Middle East.
The reason why it got a bad wrap in the West was because it aired the Al Qaeda tapes, but that does not make Al Jazeera an accessory to terrorism, simply a functional journalist organization. We in the West would likely not have had the opportunity to see those tapes had the Western media not recorded the Al Jazeera broadcastings and then translated them to the public.
If Fox has a couple of honest reporters who aren't bogged down by the network, then I wouldn't know who they are because I gave up tuning into that crap a long time ago. It's tabloid media, nothing more.
That is all.
And to underscore your casual regard for truth and accuracy, here's the correct spelling of their names:
1. The O'Reilly Factor: 3,438,000 total viewers
2. Hannity: 2,579,000 total viewers
3. Glenn Beck: 2,271,000 total viewers
And how would "some in Congress" know that there is little difference between the Arabic and English versions? Have they actually watched both extensively to come to that conclusion, or are they just parroting what "some people" tell them?
I don't speak Arabic, so I can't comment on the Arabic channel, but Al Jazeera in English has some very good programs hosted by professional, Western trained journalists. The quality is right up there with CNN International and the BBC.
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I wonder if the thought of Al Jazeera on PBS makes Glenn Beck cry for America?
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