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I fail to see what the big deal is.

Yeah, same. I mean (correct me if im wrong) but isnt Al-Jazeera just basically a middle eastern version of CNN? I mean its not like its a terrorist TV network or anything.

but middle eastern MEANS terrorist, doesn't it?

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I hope no cable outlet carries them ever

God forbid people be able to see news from another perspective. The last thing we need is for our internationally perceived imperialism to be questioned by an international media source.

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I hope no cable outlet carries them ever

And why not? Shouldn't all people be informed about news going on in the world no matter where they live? I don't understand why no cable outlet should carry them Tank, you should explain why because I totally disagree with you.

-E.A.R.

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I'd like to see the Al Jazzera perspective on the war, similarly to how it was interesting to see the BBC cover our midterm elections. If you really want to get several viewpoints to make up your own mind, hearing two sides or more of a debate is the only true way to do that.

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Yeah, although I watch Fox News and am a big time right-winger, I really don't see the big deal over this. Al-Jazeera has never been a terrorist network, and I'm sure they hate them as much as we do. Would I watch the network? Probably not, but if other people want too, that's their choice.

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Al-Jazeera has actually been internationally acclaimed as one of the most in-depth and unbiased news organizations in the world. As the only politically independent news channel in the Middle East, we should be supporting it as a forerunner of democracy and freedom of information. Al-Jazeera English was launched two days ago as a 24-hour news channel, and I'm looking forward to seeing its presentation.

Right now American cable news channels are all but unwatchable because of their bias toward sensationalism and celebrity news; the BBC is the only remotely decent news on TV now in my opinion. Hopefully Al-Jazeera will provide another legitimate news outlet to our country, which sorely needs them.

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Don't hold your breath waiting for Al Jazeera on your tv. As of right now, almost all cable providers have declined to carry them. This is mostly due to discouragement by politicians in Washington, plus the expected backlash they might face from the public. The only case of the english version being available in the United States is in New York City of all places. According to the Daily Show (I know, I know, real good source, heh) it's being carried by a french-based media company. I doubt it'll be really popular :P

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I fail to see what the big deal is.

Yeah, same. I mean (correct me if im wrong) but isnt Al-Jazeera just basically a middle eastern version of CNN? I mean its not like its a terrorist TV network or anything.

If you say they're just like CNN how can you say they aren't a terrorist network? Need I remind you that CNN is the network that barters with terrorist groups and shows their propaganda, doesn't want the American flag shown during news broadcasts, and doesn't want to be called "an American newtork."
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It's a little peninsula off Saudi Arabia that juts into the Persian Gulf.

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While my Qatar gently weeps. I think Qatar is fairly liberal, as far as the Middle East goes. Bahrain is probably the most liberal.

EDIT: Nope, I was way off. Place is pretty bad.

Freedom in the World 2006 lists Qatar as "Not Free", and on a 1-7 scale (1 being the most "free") rates the country a 6 for political rights and 5 for civil liberties.
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