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Thread: Is Al Jazeera anti-American?

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    Re: Is Al Jazeera anti-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Sounds like you're only interested in Americans having different perspectives. How much "understanding" does Al Jazeera display (I honestly don't know)? It's just kind of amazing to me that nobody in this thread allows for the possibility that anti-American reporting may not be entirely factually accurate.
    Naa i watch CNN and some MSNBC and then i just watch other "alternative media outlets" to make up my mind on American issues....
    Really dont see how it is "anti-American"either...


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    Re: Is Al Jazeera anti-American?

    You know what news outlet I have a love-hate relationship with? ESPN.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Is Al Jazeera anti-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    And this has what to do with Al-Jazeera?
    I believe the US does a lot of good. I have to question any news source that is unable or unwilling to recognize that.



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    Re: Is Al Jazeera anti-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I believe the US does a lot of good. I have to question any news source that is unable or unwilling to recognize that.
    Also have done a "fairly good amount of bad" tho also... Which you generally dont hear...
    Just saying why is it so wrong and anti american to hear a different perspective of things?


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    Re: Is Al Jazeera anti-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Also have done a "fairly good amount of bad" tho also... Which you generally dont hear...
    Just saying why is it so wrong and anti american to hear a different perspective of things?
    On balance, I think the US does a lot more good than bad. However, as a citizen I want a fair and complete picture of what my government is doing at home and abroad. I don't want a perspective skewed in either direction, I just want the truth. Sometimes, in order to get the big picture, you might have to put yourself in someone else's shoes.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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    Re: Is Al Jazeera anti-American?

    I've been reading Al Jazeera for over a year now and haven't noticed any Anti-American bias. Anti-Israeli, perhaps... but not Anti-American. They have been a constant source of reliable information in the middle east. With the pathetic coverage we often get in the U.S., it's easy to forget the hell that people are living through in the middle east and around the world.

    Al Jazeera rarely has "happy" news on their front page, but the world isn't a happy place. Reading their articles brings me back to Earth.
    "There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, it to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution." óJohn Adams

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