Skip to comments.Good News: Comcast Slams Door on Al-Jazeera
Posted on 05/15/2011 8:10:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
"We do not have an agreement with this service that would permit us to carry Al Jazeera English on our cable systems and Comcast is not currently in active talks to complete such an agreement," says David A. Jensen, Vice President for Content Acquisition at Comcast. His April 15 letter was in response to an Accuracy in Media supporter by the name of Jeffrey Smith, who had sent a letter to the cable company objecting to the possibility of al-Jazeera getting more carriage. Smith made the Comcast letter available to us for publication at this time.
Andrea Mitchell, NBC News' chief foreign affairs correspondent, will no doubt be disappointed at the announcement. She recently told the Atlantic, "I think Al-Jazeera has become indispensable. There's a big difference between Al-Jazeera overseas and Al-Jazeera English but they are clearly part of the story and I rely on them very heavily, as does the State Department. I think the channel ought to be available more widely in the U.S. given the work they've been doing in Tunisia, Libya and certainly Egypt."
While Al-Jazeera English does water down the anti-Semitic and pro-Jihad programming available on Al-Jazeera Arabic, the channels are owned by the same autocrat, the Emir of Qatar. And the "work" the channel has been doing in countries like Egypt mostly consists of provoking and covering riots and demonstrations. At the same time, the channel played down the role of the demonstrators in assaulting CBS News reporter Lara Logan, who suffered serious injuries.
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Lara Logan's serious injuries occurred because those non-violent secular Egyptians thirsting for freedom gang-raped her for a while.
Evidently, she doesn't have any FBI/IRS files on the honchos at Comcast.
Of course, ABC/CBS/NBC/PBS News ain’t any more rabidly left-wing extremist than Al-Jazeera.
Al-Jazeera English but they are clearly part of the story and I rely on them very heavily, as does the State Department.”
Like we didn’t know this already.......
Good, and for those who really want Al Jazz, there’s still MSNBC
Personally, I wish they would drop MTV off of the “family” package, I don’t know any children who would willingly watch all jiz.
>Of course, ABC/CBS/NBC/PBS News aint any more rabidly left-wing extremist than Al-Jazeera.<
COMCAST recently bought NBC, i believe.
I don’t get it. I’m not afraid of seeing or hearing what they have to say. Totalitarian societies choose what news their citizens read and watch. Let all the foreign press have a presence here, for that matter. It’s up to us to discern the truth.
That’s because historically, MTV used to show something called “music videos.” Not so much any more.
Mitchell’s a jackwagon that cannot distinguish new sources from a news forum.
It’s not a matter of “seeing”, it’s a matter of “paying” for terrorists to prosper. The more eyes they get, the more money they make. Most people have their bias, but why allow the terrorists to get your money when you don’t agree. I have Direct TV, but if they dropped MSNBC, no one would notice but MSNBC. The money would dry up. There will be a market somewhere for Al jiz, but why would you want your cable carrier to give them money and exposure. It would be like Nazi TV in Israel.
Comcast is not the government, and isn’t preventing people from accessing a-j. And we don’t live in a totalitarian society (not yet anyway).
The cable companies foist all kinds of crap on us now. We get a green channel and a homosexual channel. We also pay taxes to fund Planned Parenthood. Doesn’t seem like we have much of a choice, does it?