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Al-Jazeera America debuts in Houston (on Comcast, others...)
Houston Chronicle ^ | 8/19/13 | DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

Posted on 08/20/2013 11:11:40 AM PDT by jimbo123

In a warren of offices at a former bank building near Madison Square Garden, dozens of journalists are at work on gleaming new electronic equipment, ready to turn their test runs of Al-Jazeera America into the real thing.

The Qatar-based news organization will finally establish a firm foothold on American television Tuesday after a decade of trying. At 3 p.m. EDT, Al Gore's former Current TV will turn out the lights in more than 45 million TV homes, replaced by the new U.S. affiliate of Al-Jazeera.

In Houston, the network will launch on 4DTV (Channel W5261), AT&T U-verse (Channel 189), Comcast (Channel 107), DirecTV (Channel 358), Dish Network (Channel 215) and Wavevision XDTV (Channel 161).

The network has hired many veterans of U.S. television, including John Seigenthaler, Joie Chen, Antonio Mora and Sheila MacVicar, and is promising a meaty diet of news that it believes will contrast with the opinionated talk that dominates American news networks.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
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Traitors. All of them.
1 posted on 08/20/2013 11:11:40 AM PDT by jimbo123
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and is promising a meaty diet of news that it believes will contrast with the opinionated talk that dominates American news networks.

As if Al-Jazeera's pro-terrorist agenda is not "opinionated talk" masquerading as "news".

When Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups know that you will broadcast their message, you are serving EVIL. When you refuse to denounce it as EVIL. You ARE EVIL.

2 posted on 08/20/2013 11:15:20 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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3 posted on 08/20/2013 11:17:20 AM PDT by jimbo123
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If the Houston Chronicle reports it, has it really been reported?

All Credit Goes To Algore!

4 posted on 08/20/2013 11:17:49 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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ALJAZERA EXCLUSIVE

What kind of inhuman goon boasts of that?

5 posted on 08/20/2013 11:20:14 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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and is promising a meaty diet of news that it believes will contrast with the opinionated talk that dominates American news networks.

Yeah, and this is how it all went down...

"We have thrown every lib we can think of to shut up all those dam conservatives. H#!!, we even thought Madcow would have upended them all by now.

So, maybe Al Gore's-Jazeera can deFox America. We are outta options here."

6 posted on 08/20/2013 11:22:24 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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I’ve heard that AlJazeera English/America does NOT carry the unexpurgated message of Qatar’s Al-Jazeera.

The kufir can’t handle the truth. Can’t have the sheeple hearing the true message of Islamists.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Jazeera_controversies_and_criticism


7 posted on 08/20/2013 11:24:01 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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8 posted on 08/20/2013 11:24:13 AM PDT by jimbo123
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9 posted on 08/20/2013 11:25:32 AM PDT by jimbo123
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Hopefully they’ll go the way of the lib talk radio asshats. Not enough audience to maintain staying on the air except maybe in dearbornistan.


10 posted on 08/20/2013 11:26:02 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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MSNBC is still on cable. So is CNN. Ratings don’t matter when they get a slice of your cable/satellite bill every month.

Drop pay tv. Defund the Beast.


11 posted on 08/20/2013 11:27:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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DirecTV (Channel 358)”

Interesting that the DirectTV line-up, as of now, lists FOX as Channel 360, FOX Business as 359 and Oxycontin Express as 358. Wonder if Oxycontin is going to be one of their sponsors.


12 posted on 08/20/2013 11:27:56 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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It would appear that AJ is in collusion with known war criminals.

Has Al Jazeera ever brought a single one of them to justice (death/prison)?


13 posted on 08/20/2013 11:28:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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Not really people been requesting I know I was during Arab spring in 2011 after watching coverage on KCET Los Angeles


14 posted on 08/20/2013 11:28:22 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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Aljazeera has been available by subscription on SAT TV for sometime now.

Yes, their news is slanted but no more than what we already see from the MSM.

They will broadcast what others will not, don’t like it, change the channel. Sometimes it is good to know what the rest of the world is saying.


15 posted on 08/20/2013 11:28:49 AM PDT by eastforker (Cruz for steam in 2016)
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16 posted on 08/20/2013 11:28:52 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Grams A

It does raise the question of which advertisers will be sponsoring AlJazeera in the US.


17 posted on 08/20/2013 11:29:04 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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I’ll bet my next EBT card that this channel is offered as part of a package. If you want FOX News and CNN, you have to pay for the death-cult channel as well.

Another bit of income redistribution from the normal people to the yelling and screaming dirty beard crowd.


18 posted on 08/20/2013 11:50:13 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Death cult: world-domination ideology cleverly disguised as a religion.)
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Being in the Houston area I would check into this and watch a program or two to see what the enemy is saying.

That is IF I HAD A TV! The Houston Chronicle is a liberal rag too by the way.


19 posted on 08/20/2013 11:59:48 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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Everyone who buys cable and satellite is contributing to these leftwing channels. If your system has AL Jazeera, Currrent, Pivot, Democracy Now, Bridges-TV, CCTV4 etc etc you are funding them. These channels, even though hardly anyone watches, are receiving millions and millions per month without advertising.


20 posted on 08/20/2013 12:02:50 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: a fool in paradise

Just checked on Comcast here in suburban Richmond VA...seems like we, too, have been blessed to have Al Jazeera in our line-up. They are running Current programming up until 3:00 Eastern and then Al Jazeera programming begins. They will probably be running Obamacare public service ads until they get the Ginko knife account...expecting a head-rolling good time in any case.


21 posted on 08/20/2013 12:04:18 PM PDT by dogcaller
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To: jimbo123

Cancel your cable; yes, your life will improve.


22 posted on 08/20/2013 12:10:04 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (“Life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid.” John Wayne)
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“Filthy Kuffar!! Welcome to Al-Jazeera News! Death to America!!!”


23 posted on 08/20/2013 12:33:04 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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Cancel your cable; yes, your life will improve.

I second that. There's no need for cable with tons of quality content on Netflix, hulu, and torrents. There's also the YouTube video downloader addon for Firefox. Be your own program director.

Everyone: A cable subscription bundles all the leftist crap in with the handful of channels you want to watch. With cable bundles, you pay for the liberalism, even if you. Seriously, how many people would pay for MSNBC or CNN in an a-la-carte lineup?

24 posted on 08/20/2013 12:37:40 PM PDT by Spirochete (Does the FedGov have the attributes of a legitimate government?)
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To: jimbo123

Is that a still from their new reality show :”Behead the infidel”?


25 posted on 08/20/2013 12:45:14 PM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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Egyptian TV in English ONTV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_kz-U01-vc


26 posted on 08/20/2013 1:07:49 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: GeronL

Democracy Now is a radio show that runs on a gazillion little lefty college FM stations. They just stuck a camera in front of whats-her-name and put the feed on the dish.


27 posted on 08/20/2013 1:34:56 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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and rake in federal public broadcasting dollars


28 posted on 08/20/2013 1:36:32 PM PDT by GeronL
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Bring down two buildings along with 3000 folk and a suicide bomber killing innocent little children who wholeheartedly frantically profess Islam as their religion and you got a radio station along with other red carpet entitlements ....ONLY IN AMERICA!!! I'm so pissed I'm spitting no gashing nails!!! F Islam...this country is so Finished!!! Compliments of the commie b-holes liberals!
29 posted on 08/20/2013 2:18:14 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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I said to myself I would be open minded and expose myself to the new news channel. The first hour of news didn’t really send up a big red flag but now in the second hour they are shoving, not pushing, shoving climate change and demonizing anyone who doesn’t accept it. I hope that little jerk, who made it into the office to sit with the host, walked to the station. What a thing to air. They are probably dead to me now. I will watch for the next several hours but I may not be able to overcome my prejudice.

I don’t think they wanted me as a viewer anyway.


30 posted on 08/20/2013 2:21:43 PM PDT by NTegraT (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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Just checked my DirecTV “channel search”, unfortunately there it was at ch. 358....tuned over (2:15pm PDT) and it is a “global warming” party! I want “ala carte” DirecTV!!!! See also: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3053902/posts


31 posted on 08/20/2013 2:31:13 PM PDT by Drago
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To: jimbo123

FU Algore.


32 posted on 08/20/2013 3:52:58 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Goodbye America. Glad the majority of my years were spent during the good days.)
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To: GeronL

Actually that is not entirely true. Industry insiders will tell you that channels like CCTV4, RT America are being provided to cable companies as “free-to-air” channels. That is, they’re not asking for any compensation from satellite and cable providers, just a place on the dial.

Al-Jazeera English was “free-to-air” but now that Al-Jazeera America is on the air, they’re hoping to gain advertisers.

From a purely business standpoint, they don’t need to have advertisers. Their day-to-day operations are funded by the Qatari oil sheiks.


33 posted on 08/21/2013 2:33:29 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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Well, according to this in 2009, both Current-TV and Behead-TV were getting 11 cents per subscriber per month.


34 posted on 08/21/2013 2:38:25 AM PDT by GeronL
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