From Fox News.
With its purchase of left-leaning Current TV, the Pan-Arab news channel Al-Jazeera has fulfilled a long-held quest to reach tens of millions of U.S. homes. But its new audience immediately got a little smaller.
The nation’s second-largest TV operator, Time Warner Cable Inc., dropped Current after the deal was confirmed Wednesday, a sign that the channel will have an uphill climb to expand its reach.
“Our agreement with Current has been terminated and we will no longer be carrying the service. We are removing the service as quickly as possible,” the company said in a statement.
Still, the acquisition of Current, the news network that cofounded by former Vice President Al Gore, boosts Al-Jazeera’s reach in the U.S. beyond a few large U.S. metropolitan areas including New York and Washington nearly ninefold to about 40 million homes.
Gore confirmed the sale Wednesday, saying in a statement that Al-Jazeera shares Current TV’s mission “to give voice to those who are not typically heard; to speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view; and to tell the stories that no one else is telling.”
……But there may be a culture clash at the network. Dave Marash, a former “Nightline” reporter who worked for Al-Jazeera in Washington, said he left the network in 2008 in part because he sensed an anti-American bias there.
Anti-American bias. Say it ain’t so. As it happens, their female employees found out they have a 7th century bias against women’s rights, too.
Al Jazeera’s style of journalism involves asking “peaceful protesters” to photograph and video their vandalism, assaults, and anarchistic violence. It also hooked up with Media Matters, a leftwingnut organization dedicated to disseminating their own brand of ‘information’ for the masses.
Al Jazzera is an agent for Islamofascist jihad around the world:
……Most Americans first heard Al Jazeera mentioned after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 that crashed skyjacked airliners into the Pentagon and World Trade Center towers and murdered nearly 3,000 people. Soon thereafter Al Jazeera began repeatedly broadcasting a videotape of 9-11 terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden praising and explaining these attacks by members of his organization Al Qaeda (“The Base”). Al Jazeera refused to explain where or how it obtained this videotape, and refused to impart to others any information that might have helped them track down bin Laden.
……In May 2003 Al Jazeera sacked its chief executive Mohammed Jassem Ali, reported the British newspaper The Independent, after Iraq government documents captured after the fall of Baghdad revealed that he and two Al Jazeera reporters had secretly worked with, and probably for, agents of Saddam Hussein‘s brutal intelligence agency the Mukhabarat. All had played roles in Al Jazeera’s pro-Hussein and anti-American reporting.
But Al Jazeera’s bureau chief in Baghdad refused to resign after a pan-Arab daily newspaper in London reported in November 2004 — erroneously, he claimed — that he was related to the “main aide” of Al Qaeda terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who in several videos used a knife to behead kidnapped people. In August 2004 the interim government in Iraq had temporarily closed Al Jazeera’s bureau in Baghdad in the interest of national security.
In September 2003 Al Jazeera’s star reporter in Spain, Tayssir Alouni, was arrested after an investigation found that he had maintained “frequent and continuous” contact with the leader of bin Laden’s Al Qaeda cell in Spain. This Al Jazeera reporter also had close contact with a German-based businessman who may have funded 9-11 skyjacker and Al Qaeda agent Muhammad Atta in Hamburg.
Al Jazeera “is a dangerous force,” wrote Johns Hopkins University Mideast exert Fouad Ajami in a late 2001 New York Times Op-Ed article, “and should be treated as such by Washington.” Ajami accused Al Jazeera of glorifying the Taliban, romanticizing bin Laden, and exhibiting a “virulent anti-American bias.”
In March 2004 Al Jazeera praised Democratic presidential nominee-apparent, Massachusetts Senator John F. Kerry. Al Jazeera was invited to cover the Democratic National Convention, and did so with remarkably positive reporting.
Their audience will be the same leftwing moonbats who liked the previous version of Current, and the muzzie crapweasels in this country whose sole purpose is to plan and carry out acts of Islamic terrorism.
Congratulations, Al. You’ve just given Arab terrorists a propaganda forum.