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Dozens Laid Off at Al Jazeera America
The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/11/2014 | Erik Hayden

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.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aljazeera; aljazeeraamerica; layoffs
a bit of good news sponsor boycotts are working
1 posted on 04/13/2014 7:05:23 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

“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?


2 posted on 04/13/2014 7:08:28 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ..We WIll Remember Bunkerville!)
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To: dontreadthis
My heart bleeds. Maybe they should move to Qatar to get another job, bill AL Gore for the trip.
3 posted on 04/13/2014 7:11:07 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: dontreadthis

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.


4 posted on 04/13/2014 7:12:44 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: MeshugeMikey

they thought they had something to do with sports. now they know they don’t


5 posted on 04/13/2014 7:13:52 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: MeshugeMikey

Don’t they still have goat ropes? Did I spell that right?


6 posted on 04/13/2014 7:15:38 PM PDT by sgtyork (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy)
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To: PaulCruz2016

keep watching, keep watching, keep watching.
the change does not come all at once


7 posted on 04/13/2014 7:16:56 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: PaulCruz2016

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.


8 posted on 04/13/2014 7:17:07 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: dontreadthis

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’.....


9 posted on 04/13/2014 7:17:12 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 --"I would agree with you BUT that would make both of us wrong".))
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To: MeshugeMikey; All
Camel racing..bomb throwin..bomb ass'y..sprinting for 9 yrs old babies/sheep/goats

10 posted on 04/13/2014 7:17:18 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: dontreadthis

Whut!!!????

No!

All my friends wanted to hear news with a different perspective....

To bad, So Sad, Buh Bye...


11 posted on 04/13/2014 7:18:49 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: PaulCruz2016

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?


12 posted on 04/13/2014 7:18:51 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: dontreadthis

Its all good. :-)


13 posted on 04/13/2014 7:18:57 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: dontreadthis

The Jew’s fault.


14 posted on 04/13/2014 7:19:52 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: dontreadthis

Amazing how algore made $200 million on this scam?

Pray America wakes up


15 posted on 04/13/2014 7:19:59 PM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 is here)
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To: BipolarBob

Bingo.


16 posted on 04/13/2014 7:20:09 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: dontreadthis

More well-qualified people to work in the DNC stenography pool!


17 posted on 04/13/2014 7:20:17 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: PaulCruz2016

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...


18 posted on 04/13/2014 7:20:37 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: BipolarBob

+1 even if you ain’t right in the head...


19 posted on 04/13/2014 7:21:18 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: dontreadthis

It has no viewers


20 posted on 04/13/2014 7:23:02 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: bray

His wife couldn’t lie anymore. Liberals are addicted. The love of money is the root of all EVIL.


21 posted on 04/13/2014 7:23:21 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: PaulCruz2016

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!


22 posted on 04/13/2014 7:30:34 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: GeronL

Like PSMNBC and CNN?


23 posted on 04/13/2014 7:31:25 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

24 posted on 04/13/2014 7:40:20 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
seriously what does al jazeera have to DO with SPORTS?

Who else is going to give us the Buzkashi (headless goat carcass polo) scores?

25 posted on 04/13/2014 7:41:25 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: dontreadthis

With all news there’s propaganda, elitist opinions, and unwanted commercials. Those are some of the reasons FR is the best news source
around.


26 posted on 04/13/2014 7:42:54 PM PDT by barmag25 (There is nothing that a man needs that he can't find in the North Georgia mountains.)
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To: barmag25

roger that


27 posted on 04/13/2014 7:46:31 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Charles Martel

One wonders what Al Jazeeras Sports ad revenue was...in America

No Beer Commercials...no Pork...


28 posted on 04/13/2014 7:48:59 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ..We WIll Remember Bunkerville!)
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To: dontreadthis

Tonight’s Al Jazeera Special:

Honor Killing - It’s A Good Thing

Tune in at 11:00


29 posted on 04/13/2014 7:49:05 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: dontreadthis

Good.


30 posted on 04/13/2014 7:57:30 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: PaulCruz2016

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.


31 posted on 04/13/2014 8:04:17 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Fungi
Maybe they should move to Qatar to get another job, bill AL Gore for the trip.

I hope they take Algore with them, and keep him there.

32 posted on 04/13/2014 8:08:07 PM PDT by American Quilter (Joni Ernst for Senate!)
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To: PaulCruz2016

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.


33 posted on 04/13/2014 8:12:31 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: dontreadthis

34 posted on 04/13/2014 8:45:44 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: dontreadthis

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.


35 posted on 04/13/2014 9:47:00 PM PDT by boycott
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To: boycott
Who are some of their sponsors?

I take it, Krusty's Pork Products, isn't one of them.

36 posted on 04/13/2014 9:48:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PaulCruz2016

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. .


37 posted on 04/14/2014 3:37:51 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: boycott

look here:

http://floridafamily.org/full_article.php?article_no=250


38 posted on 04/14/2014 4:38:57 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: PaulCruz2016; dontreadthis

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....


39 posted on 04/14/2014 1:23:27 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 --"I would agree with you BUT that would make both of us wrong".))
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