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    Al Jazeera's Presence on PBS Alarms Some

    Another reason to not support Public Television.


    Al Jazeera's Presence on PBS Alarms Some - Presidential Politics | Political News - FOXNews.com
    Al Jazeera television is known for airing Islamic extremist videos and even hosted an on-air birthday celebration for convicted Lebanese terrorist Samir Kuntar who murdered four Israelis in 1979.

    "It is a professional institution but it is a militant institution that wants to convey an ideological Jihadi message," said Walid Phares, a terrorism analyst for FOX News.

    Critics charge that the Jihadist message now is making its way to public broadcasting in America.

    PBS' new program, WorldFocus, airs international reports from Al Jazeera's English channel -- one of many foreign broadcasters, like England's ITN and Israel's Channel 10, included in the newscast.

    But according to some in Congress, there is little difference between Al Jazeera's networks that broadcast in Arabic or English and, they say, PBS, which is partially funded by taxpayer dollars, is recklessly promoting Al Jazeera by airing the segments.
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    Re: Al Jazeera's Presence on PBS Alarms Some

    This is disturbing, I think it's time to cut PBS from the public teet.
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    Of all the things to demonize and despise... Public television? Really? Death to Sesame Street and NOVA!
    PBS is not a terrorist organization. It is not the Palestinian Bomber's Society. Perhaps you're confused. PBS is by far the best source for objective, in depth and meaningful television journalism in the United States. The quality of commentary and reporting on CBS, ABC, Fox, NBC and the various cable networks (including the unfortunate, pathetic FOX news network) comes nowhere near to that of PBS. It's no contest.
    Virtually every political science professor I ever had (and every journalism professor I ever had) from radical socialist to reactionary conservative acknowledged the unquestionable superiority of PBS as a television news source for thinking persons. And it's undeniably the best source for educational television. Show me some proof of a terrorist agenda and I'll be the first to call for the revocation of government funds. But the use of some Al-Jazeera footage does not make that connection. Not even close.
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    Al Jazeera is like the BBC of the Middle East. I don't see what the big deal is here. This is just FOX hype.

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    yes you can compare fox and Al Jazeera ..... funny
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    Al Jazeera is Fox's counterpart in the Middle East. No wonder they are threatened by them appearing on American television!

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    Re: Al Jazeera's Presence on PBS Alarms Some

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Al Jazeera is Fox's counterpart in the Middle East. No wonder they are threatened by them appearing on American television!
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    Ratings are not a sign of honesty, just sensationalism.

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    Re: Al Jazeera's Presence on PBS Alarms Some

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Al Jazeera is Fox's counterpart in the Middle East. No wonder they are threatened by them appearing on American television!
    LOL!

    So Fox is criticizing Al Jazeera?

    That's like Bizzarro Superman versus Bizzarro Spiderman.


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    Re: Al Jazeera's Presence on PBS Alarms Some

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Another reason to not support Public Television.


    Al Jazeera's Presence on PBS Alarms Some - Presidential Politics | Political News - FOXNews.com
    Al Jazeera television is known for airing Islamic extremist videos and even hosted an on-air birthday celebration for convicted Lebanese terrorist Samir Kuntar who murdered four Israelis in 1979.

    "It is a professional institution but it is a militant institution that wants to convey an ideological Jihadi message," said Walid Phares, a terrorism analyst for FOX News.

    Critics charge that the Jihadist message now is making its way to public broadcasting in America.

    PBS' new program, WorldFocus, airs international reports from Al Jazeera's English channel -- one of many foreign broadcasters, like England's ITN and Israel's Channel 10, included in the newscast.

    But according to some in Congress, there is little difference between Al Jazeera's networks that broadcast in Arabic or English and, they say, PBS, which is partially funded by taxpayer dollars, is recklessly promoting Al Jazeera by airing the segments.
    I am guessing that those "some in Congress" are the same people who are saying that Obama is making "re-education camps" and that are making lists of "socialists in Congress". And their backers are people like Glen Black, Hanity, and O'Rielly who are at the moment promoting conspiracy theory after conspiracy theory and letting these "some one" come on air to promote their bs in prime time.

    I also bet that these "some" have never seen Al Jazerra in English...
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