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Al Jazeera Signs Deal to Air Throughout U.S.
NewsMax ^ | 1/16/08

Posted on 01/16/2009 7:33:19 AM PST by Sammy67

NEW YORK - The Al Jazeera Network plans to announce on Thursday that it has signed a deal to run its news on Worldfocus, a syndicated nightly news program produced in New York and distributed throughout the United States.

The deal would help the international news network, one of the top services in the Arabic-speaking world, broaden its reach in the United States, where it so far has been available to only a limited audience.

Worldfocus, hosted by former NBC News correspondent Martin Savidge, is produced by New York City public broadcaster WLIW and syndicated to a number of Public Broadcasting Service affiliates, as well as other stations in 60 U.S. markets, including 27 of the top 30.

Al Jazeera declined to disclose terms of the deal.

The service's Arabic-language network is available in the United States through the DISH Network Corp. It has been trying to increase the distribution of its English- language network through cable television, but so far is available only in Washington, D.C., Toledo, Ohio and Burlington, Vermont.

One of its English-language programs, "Witness," reaches viewers through the LINK TV network, which is distributed by DISH Network and others.

Al Jazeera also is expanding its presence on the Internet, with a YouTube channel, a Twitter feed on the Gaza war and a free broadcast at an online service called Livestation.

The network, whose English broadcasts appear all over

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One more reason to never watch or donate to PBS. And Americans must demand our tax dollars no longer support PBS!
1 posted on 01/16/2009 7:33:20 AM PST by Sammy67
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To: Sammy67

al Jazeera- they distort, you decide


2 posted on 01/16/2009 7:36:06 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Sammy67

be still my heart...

AL JAZERRA HERE??????JOY!!!!!! (mega sarc)


3 posted on 01/16/2009 7:36:54 AM PST by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Sammy67
On second thought, this is not funny
This is serious, given the now total collapse of responsible journalism in the US media
The timing- announced a week before Bamster Hussein's ascension - beyond coincidence
4 posted on 01/16/2009 7:38:44 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Sammy67
The deal would help the international news network, one of the top services in the Arabic-speaking world, broaden its reach in the United States, where it so far has been available to only a limited audience. able to have only limited influence on public opinion.
5 posted on 01/16/2009 7:39:49 AM PST by weegee (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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To: Sammy67

Axis Sally’s family should demand a posthumous pardon.


6 posted on 01/16/2009 7:41:37 AM PST by weegee (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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To: silverleaf

You’re right; this is un-good.

Don’t the liberals realize that Islam hangs homosexuals, stones adulterers and is not “pro-choice?”


7 posted on 01/16/2009 7:42:12 AM PST by Loud Mime (Things were better when cigarette companies could advertise and lawyers could not....LM)
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To: Sammy67
Public Broadcasting Service

The joy of having Al Jazeera is magnified by the fact that I'm paying for it with forced tax dollars.

8 posted on 01/16/2009 7:42:35 AM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Sammy67

I thought they were already doing this, only they called themselves MSNBC.


9 posted on 01/16/2009 7:44:14 AM PST by TravisBickle (Are you talkin' to me?)
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To: Loud Mime

I think they will self-censor that part of the “news”.
and focus on getting close-ups of IDF operatiosn and dead bloody arab infants


10 posted on 01/16/2009 7:44:26 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Sammy67

Let’s stop fretting and figure out a way to prevent this. It cannot be allowed to happen.


11 posted on 01/16/2009 7:45:36 AM PST by BubbaBasher (This space available for a bailout.)
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To: Sammy67
Al Jazeera also is expanding its presence on the Internet

Sounds like a good target for a denial of service attack. Hussein already has enough propaganda outlets.

12 posted on 01/16/2009 7:48:04 AM PST by hunter112 (We seem to be on an excrement river in a Native American watercraft without a propulsion device.)
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To: silverleaf

Air Amerika-—Al Jazeera??? Whats the dif?


13 posted on 01/16/2009 7:48:24 AM PST by Holicheese (Get up Tom Brady, get up! PLEASE!!)
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To: Sammy67

Barf...

At my university there’s a cafe that gets broadcasts of foreign news services for you to watch, including Al-Jazeera. I watch it occasionally, because, as a security and intelligence major, one of the most important rules is “know thy enemy.” It’s also a good way to improve your language skills. Those of us learning Arabic do so, so some day you won’t have to. So someday Al-Jazeera won’t become the main news channel in the US.


14 posted on 01/16/2009 7:50:49 AM PST by G8 Diplomat (The Middle East: We put the OIL in TURMOIL!)
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To: BubbaBasher

Why is Al J still on the air anywhere ?


15 posted on 01/16/2009 7:52:52 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Sammy67

Given that the MSM, and especially PBS, have already morphed into an English Al-Jazeera, with its anti-Israel and anti-Semitic bias, this is not surprising.


16 posted on 01/16/2009 7:55:19 AM PST by Polarik ("A forgery created to prove a claim repudiates that claim")
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To: Sammy67
Yep, I can see OPFOR terror cells around the country just waiting for a verbal "trigger" to be broadcast over the network.
17 posted on 01/16/2009 7:55:56 AM PST by R_Kangel (`.`)
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To: Sammy67

PBS = American Pravda


18 posted on 01/16/2009 7:56:24 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: G8 Diplomat
as a security and intelligence major

You go to a University that has a "security and intelligence major"? What school would that be, if you can tell?

19 posted on 01/16/2009 7:58:32 AM PST by Prokopton
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To: Sammy67

Can’t be worse than “our” MSM.


20 posted on 01/16/2009 8:04:27 AM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - America the Beautiful)
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To: Loud Mime

Liberals reflexively support all enemies of America, regardless of their views on issues of secondary importance.


21 posted on 01/16/2009 8:16:17 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Ronald Reagan had a vision of America. Barack Obama has a vision of Barack Obama.)
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To: Sammy67

22 posted on 01/16/2009 8:18:09 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Ronald Reagan had a vision of America. Barack Obama has a vision of Barack Obama.)
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To: Puppage

MSM = American Pravda.


23 posted on 01/16/2009 8:31:33 AM PST by weegee (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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To: Holicheese

Both are to the right of Pacifica Radio (which is ALSO funded by taxpayers).


24 posted on 01/16/2009 8:32:34 AM PST by weegee (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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To: Drango

Can Islamic states (theocracies) received federal funding for propaganda?


25 posted on 01/16/2009 8:33:25 AM PST by weegee (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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To: silverleaf
Perhaps old fashioned JAMMING would be in order. I don't think we should be subjected to having the enemy among us.
26 posted on 01/16/2009 8:58:50 AM PST by ANGGAPO (Leyte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: Sammy67

WTF??????????????


27 posted on 01/16/2009 10:19:35 AM PST by peace with honor
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To: Sammy67

WOW! Live infadel beheadings.....Just what PBS market pressure has been asking for in this country!

Donations should now increase as they air this on their countless beg-athons.


28 posted on 01/16/2009 10:24:39 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (WHAT? Where did my tag line go? (ACORN))
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To: Sammy67

I am cancelling my account with DISH network today! I will not support a Company allowing a news agency supporting this type of anti-west journalism in the world to reach more American homes. Allowing them to play any and all videos from know terrorist organization without regard for what the consequences may be. No ifs, ands or buts, I will not have it in my house……


30 posted on 01/16/2009 12:12:27 PM PST by toddfromtexas
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To: Sammy67

- In the end Al Jazeera will be defeated.

“..but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets its hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.”

From ‘Macbeth’


31 posted on 01/16/2009 9:48:04 PM PST by WesternCulture
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To: Sammy67

Would rather have Pravda


32 posted on 01/16/2009 11:39:22 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Sammy67

I have been feeling lately that I have not gotten enough news from the terrorists’ point of view. Plus, I would like to be first to get Osama bin Laden’s audios-from-the-grave. I hate waiting until the State Dept. verifies them.


33 posted on 01/16/2009 11:41:24 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Sammy67

PBS is now openly traitorous. Any Republican who supports funding it should join the lot in hanging.


34 posted on 01/19/2009 4:37:17 PM PST by rmlew (The loyal opposition to a regime dedicated to overthrowing the Constitution are accomplices.)
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