Skip to comments.HuffPo Calls on American Cable Companies to Carry Al Jazeera English
Posted on 02/01/2011 10:57:53 PM PST by Walter Scott Hudson
As the crisis in Egypt continues to escalate, The Huffington Post has spearheaded a campaign to pressure American cable companies into carrying Al Jazeera English. On Monday, they provided a forum for the Qatari government-owned network's director general, Wadah Khanfar, to make his case to an American audience.
Khanfar begins his appeal by highlighting the importance of the events taking place in Egypt, events which HuffPo insists are to Al Jazeera "what the Gulf War was to CNN." He then points to Egyptian censorship of Al Jazeera in a bid to gain sympathy and portray his organization as a hard news network speaking truth to power.
Elsewhere, in the United States, Al Jazeera faces a different kind of blackout, based largely on misinformed views about our content and journalism. Some of the largest American cable and satellite providers have instituted corporate obstacles against Al Jazeera English. We are on the air and on the major cable system in the nation's capital, and some of America's leading policymakers in Washington, D.C., have told me that Al-Jazeera English is their channel of choice for understanding global issues. But we are not available in the majority of the 50 states for much of the general public.Whether American cable companies choose to include Al Jazeera English in their channel lineup is entirely up to them. However, it is worth highlighting a couple of reasons why they might sensibly choose not to.
We believe all Americans, not just those in senior governmental positions, could benefit from having the option to watch Al-Jazeera English -- or not to watch us -- on their television screens.
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AJE is on Dish Network, you just have to subscribe to the Arab Package to get it.
More evidence of the alliance between the Communists and the Muzzies.
Just let us know when you have all the Christian stations being force fed into every muslim home in the world.
Then, give us a call at 800-EAT-PORK.
Around Washington, DC, Al Jazerra is shown on standard UHF stations. I don’t have cable and I watch it regularly as it has good news coverage of a lot of places standard American news does not pay much attention to. Naturally, when it comes to Middle East and WOT topics I watch with a jaundiced eye. Other than that the coverage seems pretty neutral.
What would happen to those guys sitting on the barrel of that tank if the fire control officer let one off?
I dunno, but if Al-Jazeera would show it I'd pay money to see it :)
...”More evidence of the alliance between the Communists and the Muzzies”...
How could it be clearer?
Can’t. They have mutual anti-american goals.
This is starting to smack of a coordinated campaign.
I’ve only watched them for a few minutes in the past few days - I haven’t yet seen anything biased or unprofessional yet. It is much more interesting and detailed in its coverage.
For those unconcerned about being put on a ‘watch list’.
Got BBC 24/7 and a few other channels of interest also.
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