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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Al Jazeera's Bias Shows Who U. S. Media Have Aligned With

Here's the Nonsense:  Al Jazeera is a major news network that happens to be Arabic in its ownership.  They offer honest journalism that gives their viewers a true reporting of the news.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Al Jazeera is a biased news network that, like U. S. mainstream media, is trying to impact public opinion with biased reporting.  They, however, do it from a perspective that is not only sold out to progressive leftist ideology, it is supportive of the worst ideologies and people in the world.

In recent months we've seen the Arabic news network Al Jazeera become more "respected" by the U. S. mainstream media.  From supporting Al Gore's sale of his Current TV Network to Al Jazeera to embracing the choice of Soledad O'Brien and other "journalists" to go to work for them, there has been no scrutiny from America's mainstream media regarding who they really are.  But truth stands the test of time and it is now being shown through events in Egypt that Al Jazeera is just another hack network reporting biased stories that favor one side.  In this case, that side is that of the Muslim Brotherhood, who we already have heard have ties to terrorist groups and radical Islamic extremists.

The Blaze reports that Lebanon's Daily Star states that "the public has taken to calling the news network derogatorily, 'Al Jazeera Ikhwan,' which means 'Al Jazeera Brotherhood.'  And they go on to say that "today the channel is notorious for being the mouthpiece of the Brotherhood party."

Even other journalists have now rejected the credibility of the Al Jazeera network. Once again, the Blaze reports, "Twenty-two of the network’s Cairo staff resigned on Monday. According to Gulf News, anchor Karem Mahmoud of Al Jazeera’s Mubasher Misr channel announced that the resignations were motivated by what he called 'biased coverage' of the events leading up to the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood-aligned former President Morsi. The news anchor revealed that Al Jazeera management would instruct each staff member to favor the Muslim Brotherhood in their broadcasts. According to Gulf News, Mahmoud said that 'there are instructions to us to telecast certain news.'”

Yet Al Gore can sell his network to them with no scrutiny on the part of American media.  And mainstream media journalists like Soledad O'Brien, a clear mouthpiece for the leftists in power, blindly joins the network as if it were just another job with another network.  Yes, I know I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt about her choices, but it would be hard to believe that she really knows what the network she's signed on with really represents.  I honestly believe that mainstream media journalists in America are so blinded by their ideology that they cannot see evil when it is sitting right in front of them.  The are naive at least, and foolish at worst.

There should be headlines about what kind of network Al Jazeera has proven to be, but I'll bet that you'll hear little or nothing about this in American media.  Even the so-called conservative media like Fox, which really anymore is center-left at best in their reporting, is not likely to say much about this.  The fact that, as NPR reported, "The second-largest holder of voting stock in News Corp. is Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, a nephew of the Saudi king" may have some impact on that.

Be careful when you read, watch, and listen to news to get a variety of opinions and sources because few are trustworthy.  Even the ones you may think are trustworthy aren't as much so as you may wish they were.