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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    Quote Originally Posted by AgentM View Post
    What? Al Jazeera English is a pretty good news source I find, though they have their biases like anyone else.
    Uh, yeah.



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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Uh, yeah.
    I find Al Jazeera covers a lot of stories that the Western media don't, and sometimes does a better job than the Western media when they look at things.
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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    Quote Originally Posted by AgentM View Post
    I find Al Jazeera covers a lot of stories that the Western media don't, and sometimes does a better job than the Western media when they look at things.
    I honestly don't think it is a problem use Al Jazeera as an alternative source just as long as you take everything with the known fact of their bias. Although that can be said about all media sources.

    Also I feel you would have to fact check some things from Al Jazeera more than other sources.

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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    I honestly don't think it is a problem use Al Jazeera as an alternative source just as long as you take everything with the known fact of their bias. Although that can be said about all media sources.
    The biggest bias that I find with Al Jazeera (at least their English channel) is that they always sympathize with the underdog in any situation.

    Also I feel you would have to fact check some things from Al Jazeera more than other sources.
    Why is that?
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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    Quote Originally Posted by AgentM View Post
    I find Al Jazeera covers a lot of stories that the Western media don't, and sometimes does a better job than the Western media when they look at things.
    They are anti-western and anti-capitalist, so if that's what floats your boat. There are plenty of scumbag socialists out there who will like it.

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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    They are anti-western and anti-capitalist, so if that's what floats your boat.
    From what I've seen, that's not the case.
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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    Quote Originally Posted by AgentM View Post
    Why is that?
    I fear that anti-Western feelings that I am sure they have would lead to some claims that are suspicious. But I do the same when the media here says things about the Middle East that sound fishy to me.

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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    I fear that anti-Western feelings that I am sure they have would lead to some claims that are suspicious. But I do the same when the media here says things about the Middle East that sound fishy to me.
    Well you have to take anything the media says with a grain of salt, particularly when it comes to conflicts like the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    Quote Originally Posted by AgentM View Post
    Well you have to take anything the media says with a grain of salt, particularly when it comes to conflicts like the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
    I agree. I could have worded my original statement better, but I was watching the Women's Hockey game and the U.S. started really dominating China and I got distracted.

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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    I finally found footage of the violent protests.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci3MRn9Rn20"]YouTube- Police, Protestors Clash in Streets of Vancouver[/ame]
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