Discussion in 'Media' started by proletarian, Jan 18, 2010.
What are your thoughts regarding this news outlet?
It's better than any American outlet. Feeble-minded people tend to avoid it because of its name, but I'd trust them before most other mainstream news sources.
Al Jazeera English - AJE
My thoughts on Al Jazeera are: good luck to the Jets this Sunday!
Interesting to see international unfiltered news, keep it up, thanks
It's great if you like al qaeda propaganda served straight up.
Pretty good place to get info....
Oh sure. It's a terrific place to get info -- if your idea of info is distortion and propaganda.
Even Dave Marash, who quit ABC TV News to join al jazeera, eventually quit al jazeera over the bias that "network" demonstrated. Here's an interesting piece on that very point:
Dave Marash: Why I Quit : Columbia Journalism Review
This piece sounds like he is describing most media outlets in the US. As one of the comments said, AJ is doing what American media outlets do to other parts of the world.
The claim is easily made. It is more difficult to quantify. It sure looks to have a degree of merit to it.
The liberal American Main Stream Media is obviously biased, yet guys like Marash don't appear overly concerned with THAT.
And yet, as regards al jazeera, the "journalistic judgment" behind the decisions to air propaganda from al qaeda is pretty hard to get around.
It's not a news outlet.
It's a pure propoganda outlet.
As Liability said, it's great if you like to get the Al Qaida viewpoint.
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