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Sec. of State Hillary Clinton: Al Jazeera is 'Real News', U.S. Losing 'Information War'
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Posted on 03/02/2011 5:13:50 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Sec. of State Hillary Clinton: Al Jazeera is 'Real News', U.S. Losing 'Information War'

March 02, 2011 5:36 PM

ABC News' Kirit Radia reports:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made it clear today that she is worried the United States is losing what she calls the “information war” abroad.

China and Russia, she says, have started English-language networks that push their message overseas and even the Taliban controls the airwaves in Afghanistan.

And in the Arab world? Al Jazeera is king, and Clinton says she can see why.

“Al Jazeera has been the leader in that are literally changing people’s minds and attitudes. And like it or hate it, it is really effective,” she said.

In fact viewership of al Jazeera is going up in the United States because it’s real news. You may not agree with it, but you feel like you’re getting real news around the clock instead of a million commercials and, you know, arguments between talking heads and the kind of stuff that we do on our news which, you know, is not particularly informative to us, let alone foreigners,” she added.

Clinton said that the US has dropped the ball since the Cold War, when VOA and others US broadcasts were influential.

“We have not really kept up with the times,” Clinton argued.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aljazeera; clinton; hillary; hillaryclinton; media; newsmedia; piaps; tryglenbeck
She just insulted the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, PMSNBC, CBS.........

Where is the outrage?

1 posted on 03/02/2011 5:13:51 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

>“Al Jazeera has been the leader in that are literally changing people’s minds and attitudes. And like it or hate it, it is really effective,” she said.<

She’s right, it’s effective. But everytime we send in white woman reporters into Mooslum areas, they get raped.


2 posted on 03/02/2011 5:21:33 PM PST by max americana
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To: Sub-Driver
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made it clear today that she is worried the United States is losing what she calls the “information war” abroad.

Tell Obama to shut down the free Internet then so we have to rely even more on the dinosaurs of information for crying out loud!

That way we can win again, I know we can do it.

It's nothing that a bit more of regulation and taxation can't overcome.

After all, our freedom and the first amendment are at stake.

3 posted on 03/02/2011 5:22:34 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Sub-Driver
"are literally changing people’s minds and attitudes. And like it or hate it, it is really effective"

She is a steamin' pile of socialist excrement.

What we have here in the USA is a "Progressive-run" State-Run-Media pushing the socialist propoganda to further The Agneda, and it's failing.....unlike the Afghans.

So.....is your Socialist Workers' Union(s) coupled with the State-Run-Media propoganda machine STILL unable to fool those with more than two active braincells in what's left of America, you dumbass?

4 posted on 03/02/2011 5:24:21 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Based on what I read, I respect what she said. It’s true - our news outlets are total crap.


5 posted on 03/02/2011 5:26:58 PM PST by khnyny (What exactly is a CDO??)
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To: Sub-Driver
“We have not really kept up with the times,” Clinton argued.

She should take that to her boss.

For the past two years the Obama Administration has been very active in not getting involved.

6 posted on 03/02/2011 5:28:56 PM PST by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: Sub-Driver
“Al Jazeera has been the leader in that are literally changing people’s minds and attitudes. And like it or hate it, it is really effective,” she said.

That's the key phrase. Interpretation: Al Jazeera puts out great propaganda. The rest is easy to figure out from there.

7 posted on 03/02/2011 5:32:41 PM PST by trubolotta
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To: Sub-Driver
She is just prepping the public to help usher them in, because she knows they are already in talks with Comcast.
8 posted on 03/02/2011 5:35:03 PM PST by opentalk
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To: Sub-Driver

Gee Hillery! Maybe if people around the world respected
and feared us enough our reporters wouldn’t be having
their heads cut off and be beaten and sexually abused...


9 posted on 03/02/2011 5:38:18 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ha ha ha ha...what a %#$@% idiot.


10 posted on 03/02/2011 5:40:55 PM PST by rbosque (12 year Freeper!!! Combat Economist.)
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To: Sub-Driver

They not going say jack reason is it is the truth I been watching that network on KCET Los Angeles way better than MSNBC CNN and other

KCET Los Angeles been having block of news from AL Jazzeea, BBC world news, Israel News, and NHK Japan newsline

It kick a***


11 posted on 03/02/2011 5:43:55 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Nachum

ping


12 posted on 03/02/2011 5:45:47 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Sub-Driver
Al Jazeera is king, and Clinton says she can see why.

That's disingenuous. You know why, Mrs. Clinton: the only message we could possibly broadcast is that Western Civilization is superior. But you and your fellow travelers refuse to broadcast that message even to our children here in the U.S. What you call multiculturalism is not multiculturalism at all: it is West-bashing and praise for all cultures but Western ones.

The only message that matters is not acceptable to you, Mrs. Clinton..

P.S. The same thing is happening in Europe. When the Soviet Union was alive and well, BBC used to bring the light of knowledge behind the Iron Curtain. Now it is more Leftist than Gorbachev.

13 posted on 03/02/2011 5:54:04 PM PST by TopQuark
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To: max americana

“She’s right, it’s effective. But everytime we send in white woman reporters into Mooslum areas, they get raped.”

That piano legged skank never would have to worry about that she is “Protected by Nature”.


14 posted on 03/02/2011 5:54:09 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Sub-Driver

She is correct b/c the media almost exclusively broadcasts democrat party marxist lies. And folks from other parts of the world know it.


15 posted on 03/02/2011 5:56:24 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Sec. of State Hillary Clinton: Al Jazeera is 'Real News', U.S. Losing 'Information War'

She is saying that the State Department is failing at promoting the interests of the United States and that she is not doing her job.

I hate to agree with her on anything but in this instance I must say she is correct.

16 posted on 03/02/2011 5:58:25 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: Sub-Driver

She just figured out what the rest of the world already knows.

We have the brightest and best out there folks, hope we survive.


17 posted on 03/02/2011 5:58:50 PM PST by devistate one four ( AARP: Anti America Retired People Kimber CDP II .45 OORAH! TET68)
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To: Sub-Driver
Incredible and only another flag dropped along the 'Red Trail' these people walk. And these 'same' complain about Fox News. Would be so funny; save they are serious.

Stay Free and Proud America. . .

18 posted on 03/02/2011 6:12:59 PM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not made in the USA either.. .)
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To: Sub-Driver

Say what you will, Al Jazeera has given more objective reports on the Middle East than any American news source. The tabloid press won’t out the resources necessary into real news. Ah well at least we know about Charlie and Lynsey.


19 posted on 03/02/2011 7:03:30 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: Sub-Driver

Compared to the lame stream media which are the public relations and entertainment arm of the Democratic Party and the Obama administration- I could see why Al Jazeera would be regarded as news, let alone “real” news.


20 posted on 03/02/2011 7:10:50 PM PST by citizencon
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To: Sub-Driver

How I love the press getting slapped in the face by their Queen/Goddess...

Yeah, your kiss butt “journalism” did nothing for you, did it?


21 posted on 03/02/2011 7:16:09 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Sub-Driver

For once, she is 100% correct. Al Jazeera is knocking the socks off the US state-run media. They are way out in front with the news and appear far more fair and balanced. They report with very little editorial content and leave you to decide for yourself who to believe.


22 posted on 03/02/2011 7:29:45 PM PST by balls (0 lies like a Muslim (Google "taqiyya"))
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To: Sub-Driver

How I love the press getting slapped in the face by their Queen/Goddess...

Yeah, your kiss butt “journalism” did nothing for you, did it?


23 posted on 03/02/2011 7:33:56 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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