If their goal is to convince gullible Americans that an increased Islamic presence in America is a good thing of course they would try to tone down their anti-American sentiments.
If their goal was to achieve BOTH aims of course they would operate under the guise that all they were doing was to try to make money.
And anyone who suspected otherwise would be branded paranoid or an anti-Muslim bigot.
Foolproof strategy to fool just enough gullible Americans to view and treat ALL Muslims just as we would any other minority even though NONE of the other minorities have SO MUCH unexplored and ominous baggage.
The funny thing is....
The conservatives who are against Al Jazeera should actually be for the channel, considering the stories going after Obama and his administration that Al Jazeera have quite often. I saw one just yesterday being highly critical of the Obama administration and defending the common American....
Guess most conservatives are basing their view on propaganda from right wing blogs and not from first hand experience. Hell there is more "anti-Al Q rhetoric" and even "pro-Israeli talk" on the channel than there is "anti-American" talk.. but hey!
The Left were slamming Romney all thru the campaign about how little income tax he paid, but when Al Gore avoids paying it, they cheer. Hypocrites.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
I personally don't think anyone has the right to criticize the sale itself if it was done legally.
If the american people are going to be in an outrage because of this... stop watching al-jazeera. Let those who want to watch it, watch it. And those who don't... don't. I personally take any news al-jazeera puts out there with a pinch of salt and a hard dose of skepticism since it is a media channel with an agenda.
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