Do You Want Your Local Cable Provider To Carry the Al Jazeera Network?
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Obama administration official urges cable companies to carry Al-Jazeera
by Ed Lasky, February 14, 2011
AL Jazeera is filled with anti-American propaganda. It is also awash in anti-Semitism. The material broadcast stokes terror and violence.
Why would the person who Barack Obama appointed to be the Assistant Secretary
at the Department of Homeland Security, Juliette Kayyem, advocate
American cable companies carry the channel-a channel that cannot help
but inflame tensions and anger and one that is not known for unbiased
From an op-ed by Kayyem in the Boston Globe:
We have enough terror apologists in the media already without an entire
FOR the past few weeks, a parallel plot line to the revolutions in the Arab
world has been playing out in the media. With rare exceptions, the
largest American cable and satellite providers simply do not provide
viewers access to Al Jazeera English, the cousin to the powerful
Qatar-based world news network. AJE has launched a full-fledged campaign
- including advertisements quoting, of all people, major US news
figures - to convince cable carriers to open their programming. But most
have declined: Burlington, Vt., is the closest city to Boston where
viewers can see the network on television.
AJE's battle with the cable carriers is major news in the Middle East. Not
carrying the network sends a message to the Arab world about America's
willingness to accept information, unfiltered, from the very region we
spend so much time talking about. These television wars began not in
Tunisia or Egypt, but in Iraq.
station devoted to obscuring the truth being beamed into America's
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