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From Al Gore to Al Jazeera

GK0 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 10:42 AM
What about your precious Fox News? It's been partially owned by a Muslim (Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal) for a long time. Where's your outrage at them? Did you think Al Jazeera was the FIRST to step into US media? LOL.

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,