Skip to comments.Dozens Laid Off at Al Jazeera America
Posted on 04/13/2014 7:05:23 PM PDT by dontreadthis
Al Jazeera America, which launched last August with nearly 850 employees and 12 news bureaus in the United States, has laid off dozens of employees as part of restructuring. The channel is disbanding its sports unit and scaling back its social-media-driven show The Stream from a daily show to a once-a-week program.
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“The channel is disbanding its sports unit...”
Oh.... how COULD THEY!!?
no.. more..... what.........camel races?
seriously what does al jazeera have to DO with SPORTS?
I’m going to get flamed for this, maybe, but here goes: the channel is really not that bad.
When I first watched it, I was completely stunned. Real news. They provide real news and serious coverage. It’s actual reporting instead of an attempt at entertainment, as the other cable news channels fall into. If you don’t believe me, just watch it for a day, then flip back over to CNN’s plane coverage or Fox News with O’Reilly yelling at some guest, and you’ll immediately know what I am talking about.
they thought they had something to do with sports. now they know they don’t
Don’t they still have goat ropes? Did I spell that right?
keep watching, keep watching, keep watching.
the change does not come all at once
I noticed the same thing. They actually had very good reporting at times. But alas . . no I cannot. Us infidels have to hang together or we will surely hang separately.
I have never tuned it in but have been seeing ads all day about a 4 parter they are doing titled “Borderland”, with the ‘lead’ being “6 Americans trace the paths of migrants who DIED trying to cross the border”.
I didn’t realize they had Comedy shows or at least shows with a ‘Happy Ending’.....
All my friends wanted to hear news with a different perspective....
To bad, So Sad, Buh Bye...
I have not watched, and probably won’t because I just have tuned all the cable news networks. I have heard it actually is news vs. the constant focus of the other networks purely on creating the division and the ‘soap opera’ and Rush calls it.
While I don’t doubt it is a better format, I am seriously skeptical it is going to share a balanced view of US or internal events. What have you seen so far?
Its all good. :-)
The Jew’s fault.
Amazing how algore made $200 million on this scam?
Pray America wakes up
More well-qualified people to work in the DNC stenography pool!
I’m gonna admit I watched it too, when it first aired.
I thought the coverage was fair but, other programing made me just ignore the thing, as it will become what Saud wants eventually...
+1 even if you ain’t right in the head...
It has no viewers
His wife couldn’t lie anymore. Liberals are addicted. The love of money is the root of all EVIL.
It’s called news from a jihadi perspective! Got watch RT news. Some of it is pretty good in some respects but I know their perspective.
America needs a jihadi news channel like a fish needs a bike!
Like PSMNBC and CNN?
Who else is going to give us the Buzkashi (headless goat carcass polo) scores?
With all news there’s propaganda, elitist opinions, and unwanted commercials. Those are some of the reasons FR is the best news source
One wonders what Al Jazeeras Sports ad revenue was...in America
No Beer Commercials...no Pork...
Tonight’s Al Jazeera Special:
Honor Killing - It’s A Good Thing
Tune in at 11:00
You have the freedom to watch it. Free Republic is first and foremost about freedom as the constitution defines it, including watching whatever you want.
I hope they take Algore with them, and keep him there.
I’m not giving those who wish death on my and mine ONE chance.
Continue to watch, it’s a free Country, but when the mind control starts working you’ll wish you hadn’t.
a bit of good news sponsor boycotts are working
Who are some of their sponsors? As you can see from my username, I like a good boycott.
I take it, Krusty's Pork Products, isn't one of them.
I agree with you. If you want any news from around the world, this is just about the only place to get it. Not horribly biased. No Islamic jihadi stuff. It’s not bad. Compared to other networks, it’s actually good. .
OK...I had alerted earlier #9 that a show was going to be on SUN night for 4 weeks called ‘BORDERLAND’
I ‘watched’ the first segment and it is 6 Americans ‘investigating’ the border in AZ.
It consists of 3 ANTI ILLEGALS, a White Blonde (F) from AR who is the leader of the Arkansas Young Republicans, a Black (F) entrepreneur from NV (a NYC 9/11 survivor) and a former White Marine and Constitution Party US Leader from IL.(Randy Stufflebeam)
The PRO side consisted of a White Artist(M) from NY who believes in NO BORDERS ANYWHERE, a White Farmer from WA (M) who admits to hiring Hispanics to harvest his crops (they also throw in he is R in most ways) and a Nicaraguan Activist from FL (F) (she was naturalized a year before the filming).
They start by visiting a morgue in the Tucson area, visit a ranch and assist a border group that distributes water and food for the ‘stragglers’.
The ‘task’ ends up being they split the six up and send them to the hometowns etc to ‘track’ 3 of the people who had died in the desert and ‘get their story’.
So far, it is balanced, with each getting to rebut a statement so neither ‘side’ gets to ‘get a leg up’.
Till now, the most boisterous are the Black Female, the Marine and the Nicaraguan activist....
Like I said, balanced so far....