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From Al Gore to Al Jazeera

GK0 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 10:39 AM
So I guess all of you guys are also not OK with Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a Muslim, owning a large part of News Corp, which owns Fox News? Oh wait - you ARE okay with this, because Fox News is your mouthpiece. Hypocrites.
Bondman60 Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 10:13 AM
Nope: Never have been okay with that. While relatively, Fox is still way more fair and balanced than any other network, it is true that Alwaleed's influence is visible. This is especially clear when it comes to Islamic issues and the Israeli-Arab conflict. Many real conservatives, like me, never give a pass to Fox or Republicans or any other person or organization just because they are alright on some issues. But what are the choices? Why did Alwaleed buy into Newscorp in the first place? Precisely because it was potentially the most harmful to the jihadists. And our POTUS continues to block domestic energy projects so that our dollars will continue to feed the Wahhabis like Alwaleed. Now who's the hypocrite?

A few years back I was interviewed about some development in the Middle East by a reporter from Al Arabiya, the Saudi-owned television news channel. Afterwards, we sat for a while and talked journalism. He mentioned that he had previously worked for Al Jazeera. I asked why he had left. “Too many Islamists,” he said. “They made me uncomfortable.”

It’s bizarre: We used to know a lot about Al Jazeera. At what point did amnesia set in? The station was launched in November 1996. Two months after al-Qaeda’s attacks on New York and Washington, Fouad Ajami, the Lebanese-born American scholar,