Skip to comments.Al Jazeera America Readies For Launch With Bold 'Real News' Formula
Posted on 08/22/2013 4:14:35 AM PDT by lbryce
In a 24-hour cable news world where sensationalist reporting, warring talking-heads and shrinking staff reign supreme, Al Jazeera America is launching an ambitious effort to provide quality, in-depth content on Tuesday.
"There will be less opinion, less yelling and fewer celebrity sightings," the channel's acting chief executive, Ehab al-Shihabi, told reporters on a conference call last week. If the operation fulfills this claim, it will be sitting opposite the popular networks who have made their millions on this formula.
Al Jazeera America will be available to nearly half of the country's 100 million television subscribers on Tuesday afternoon when it overtakes Current TV's distribution network, which it acquired in January for $500m. By taking over the station, Al Jazeera America is susceptible to the risks of having a high-numbered channel far from its competitors grouped together in the lower, more accessible, digits.
American cable companies have been reluctant to include Al Jazeera in their television packages, because of what some commentators call an "anti-American" bias. Marwan Bishara, one of the network's most prominent journalists, voiced fears that the network will sacrifice its bold approach to assuage these criticisms in an extensive email sent to company executives in June.
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How do you like that? And here I thought 'Al Jazeera' was that guy who came around in his 'Mr. Softee' truck selling ice cream to the kiddies.
And the difference with the MSM is what, exactly?
NOW WITH NEW JIHAD!
Sort of a Muslim NPR I guess.
It provoked me when there were several TV ads run on Fox channels promoting the Al Jazeera news station. If I wanted to find them, I sure as hell don’t want FOX news channels running their ads. Very disappointing FOX was running those ads.
I think that Wahabbi billionaire owns a huge chunk of Fox News as well as Twitter. So Fox really had no choice in the matter to broadcast the ads.
I have no problem with them being on the air. I like seeing different viewpoints. I think that’s healthy.
Can they be any worse than MSNBC? Even Fox has serious issues lately. They are leaning left more and more. I’m also sick of O’Reilly, Hannity, Rove, and most of their other regulars.
We no longer have any national networks that report news. Every single network reports their opinions as news.
Real news: Christianity is evil; individualism is evil; freedom and personal liberty are evil; the West is evil; capitalism is evil; questioning the beheading of infidels is evil.
Got it. No need to watch.
Tips on how to keep your wife in line.
How to kill Christians and Jews in the most effective manner.
Child bride updates.
“All here on Al Jazeer’!
Which advertisers will flock to Al Jazeera?
In addition to that, I cannot abide the, for lack of a better word, silliness that they constantly provide on some of their programming.
When they have multiple readers at once, the ad lib one liners and the laughter overwhelms the actual content. Then there is the background noise track they play as the readers are talking.
Other times when they put up counter point situations, it's basically pandemonium. I've never understood why the hosts allow guest to all blabber at once.
Give me BBC any day as far as presentation. I expect Al J is going to ape them. I can supply my own filter.
That applies to my favorite, Niel Cavuto.
In America,we have lawyers,attorneys.
In England they have solicitors and barristers.
On Cavuto, every day, he has Breastiters. (many times also Legisters)
just someone tell me how this will be any different than what is already out there
I can’t speak to AJ America, but if it’s like AJ English, they tend to emulate BBC, which, as you pointed out, has very good presentation.
I watch AJ English because it livestreams, and like you, it’s easy to filter. I do hope AJ American will provide solid international news - that seems to be sadly lacking with many American news networks.
Maybe "big oil".
Daily peep show?
Left-wing outlets doing everything they can to promote this garbage.
The players deliberately talked over each other for virtually the entire segment and Crowley deliberately let it happen. This is what's passing for news/analysis/punditry on Fox almost every night now. On the Factor, it's the Bloviator himself that overtalks or cuts off his guests' talking points, rendering them irrelevant to his show.
He really should do one hour of commercials for his books interspersed with his own soliloquys to further his goal of becoming irrelevant himself.
As far as All That Jazzera is concerned, answer this question.....what happens when the desert camel gets his nose into the tent?
Which tent would that be?
Mooshell's skirt? d;^) Schneeks..
Al-J have been advertizing on the local talk radio station, WSB. Neal Boortz’s former home station, their hosts include Herman Cain, Rush, Hannity, and Erick Ericson.
I find it interesting they are going after that audience.
Huh? I fail to understand the intent of your question.
From the dictionary: "The camel's nose is a metaphor for a situation where permitting some small, seemingly inocuous act will open the door for larger, clearly undesirable consequences later."
In old Arab lore, if the camel actually gets his nose into the tent, his entire body will soon follow.
In a 1915 book of fables, the story "The Arab and His Camel" ends with the moral: "It is a wise rule to resist the BEGINNINGS of evil".
The "All That Jazzeera Network" is the camel's nose in the U.S tent.
On the day after the Muslim-initiated horror of 9/11 how many folks would even imagine a foreign Muslim/Sharia Law-controlled network suddenly appearing on the frontroom TV screens of millions of Americans with fanfare equal to the debut of, say, the Disney Network?
Al Jazeera....a network that already on its first day spouts anti-American propaganda to low-information voters.
Gore, Obama and their traitorous ilk are the ones who opened the tent-flap.
I haven't owned a television in years. Have they removed the option to change channels?
I think it is not more than 5% of ownership.
How many people would have dreamed the day after 9/11 that in less than ten years we would elect a president who was raised in a muslim country, and whose middle name was Hussein and whose first name was Mohammed’s horse?
It stupefies the mind. Sadly, it confirms for me the old adage, people get the government they deserve. If the majority was foolish enough to fall for this Chicago way corrupt crook, why should we be surprised at what is happening to this country? All they want to know is who is in the latest movie - they don’t seem to care how all their hard won rights - freedom of the individual, freedom of speech, freedom of arms - are under relentless attack.
BTW, hope you are feeling well, Leni.