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  • Amal Clooney to Egypt's Sisi: Pardon jailed Al Jazeera journalist

    01/17/2015 11:07:11 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 29 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/17/15 | staff
    British-Lebanese human rights lawyer urges Egyptian president to expedite release of Canadian-Egyptian reporter.British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has called on Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to release and pardon an imprisoned Egyptian-Canadian journalist for Al Jazeera, whom she represents. The attorney - who recently wed Hollywood star George Clooney - released a statement Friday, expressing disappointment over the lack of "concrete" progress toward the release of Mohamed Fahmy following a meeting with Egyptian and Canadian diplomats, Egypt's Al-Masry Al-Youm reported. Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird expressed cautious optimism for Fahmy's release after talks with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shukri...

    01/13/2015 6:01:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 12, 2015 | John Nolte
    Al Jazeera America’s inevitable collapse has begun with the elimination of all of its morning programming. Instead of producing its own programming, the basement-rated cable news network will simply re-broadcast Al Jazeera programs from its parent studio in Qatar. Also canceled is the late morning program, “Consider This With Antonio Mora.” Mediabistro reports that behind-the-scenes staffers will be reassigned and “the fate of on-air talent is unclear.” Variety, however, reports that primetime anchors Ali Velshi and Joie Chen will have less airtime and mid-to-late afternoon programming is also on the chopping block.
  • Al Jazeera America Viewers Down Nearly 50 Percent From Current TV's Numbers

    10/30/2014 12:08:19 PM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    The Wrap ^ | October 29, 2014 | Jordan Chariton
    The winner and loser of the lawsuit between Al Jazeera America and former Current TV CEO Al Gore is yet to be determined, but ratings comparisons between the two show a clear winner. After buying Current TV in early 2013, and debuting over the summer that year, Al Jazeera has lost almost half of Current TV's audience.
  • Al Jazeera Senior Analyst: Jews Should Know Their Place

    06/03/2014 1:28:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6/3/14 | Adam Kredo
    Al Jazeera English’s senior political analyst is under fire for telling a prominent Jewish writer that he “gives Jews a bad name” and should know his place by showing “some Jewish humility.” Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera’s senior political analyst and host of its show Empire, made the comments on Twitter after Bloomberg columnist Jeffrey Goldberg complimented Al Jazeera. Goldberg had tweeted a link to an article in the left-leaning Israeli publication Haaretz headlined, “Why all Jews are cowards,” with the commentary: “Haaretz publishes headlines that al Jazeera never would, in part because al Jazeera is often more sophisticated.” This prompted...
  • WATCH: Al Jazeera America Attacks Limbaugh, O’Reilly, Sharpton, Beck, Alex Jones, Piers Morgan

    08/20/2013 1:49:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 8/20/13 | Pat Dollard
    Excerpted from Mediaite: Today’s the day. Al Jazeera America launched in approximately 40 million households at 3pm Eastern with an hour-long promo of sorts telling people what the expect from the network. Within the first five minutes of air time, Al Jazeera America played very brief clips of Fox’s Bill O’Reilly and MSNBC’s Al Sharpton engaged in some of their most contentious onscreen moments followed by a voice saying, “news audiences know what is missing and they know what they want.” Also visible on screen are clips of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, along with Piers Morgan’s epically explosive segment...
  • VIDEO: Terror TV's Al Jazeera aka Current TV's Jihad against Pamela Geller

    03/03/2013 9:26:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 3/3/13 | Pamela Geller
    Terror TV, Al Jazeera, is wasting no time exploiting its buy of "Current TV" to advance its malevolent jihadist propaganda. Al Jazeera-Current is going after the vocal among us who are exposing their terror ties and lies to advance sharia and jihad. They did a segment on my defense of freedom as "islamophobia." Of course Hamas-CAIR posted the video here. Al Jazeera is the leading terrorist propaganda organization in the world. Jihad murder mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki has praised Al Jazeera, and several years ago one of its most prominent reporters was arrested on terror charges. Al Jazeera also has for...
  • Congressman Murphy Seeks Probe of Al Jazeera

    02/27/2013 1:20:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 27, 2013 | Cliff Kincaid
    Rep. Tim Murphy, who holds a senior position on the House Energy and Commerce Committee as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, has called on the Obama Administration to explain whether Al Jazeera’s purchase of Current TV from former Democratic Vice President Al Gore was given any federal review and scrutiny. But Al Jazeera is working furiously to stop the mounting congressional interest and now has three lobbying firms working to stop any hearings or investigations into the deal. Once known as the voice of Osama bin Laden, Al Jazeera is the mouthpiece of the Muslim Brotherhood and...
  • EXPOSED! Al Jazeera Ignores Foreign Agent Act

    02/17/2013 10:46:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/13/13 | OccupyBawlStreet·
    Explains how Al Jazeera English is violating U.S. law by not registering as "Foreign Agent"
  • Pamela Geller at "Investigate Al Jazeera Now" Press Conference

    02/06/2013 10:16:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/6/13 | Pamela Geller
    "Investigate Al Jazeera Now" Press Conference TUESDAY FEB. 5, 2013 at the NATIONAL PRESS CLUB, WASHINGTON, DC. From the Press Release, "Come hear Cliff Kincaid, president of America's Survival, Inc., call on Congress to investigate the controversial sale of Al Gore's Current TV to "Terror TV" channel Al Jazeera. "While Americans are packing theaters to watch the movie 'Zero Dark Thirty' and celebrate the death of terrorist Osama bin Laden, the former al Qaeda's leader's favorite TV channel is coming to 40-50 million American homes," Kincaid said. "Al Jazeera should be exposed as a homeland security threat that already has...
  • Hagel faulted for calling US "world bully" in Al Jazeera interview

    01/31/2013 6:36:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/31/13 | Bill Gertz and Adam Kredo
    Former Sen. Chuck Hagel on Thursday faced a barrage of criticism about his fitness to be the next defense secretary, including his agreement with a controversial statement that the United States is the “world’s bully.” President Barack Obama’s nominee to be defense secretary ran into sharp opposition from Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee who questioned Hagel on an array of controversial policies. Senators questioned Hagel about his opposition to tough U.S. policies toward Iran, his calling the successful U.S. military surge in Iraq a “blunder,” and his support for sharp unilateral cuts in U.S. nuclear forces.
  • Gore Pockets Estimated $100M on TV Sale to Oil-Backed Al Jazeera

    01/03/2013 8:48:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/2/13 | Carter Eltzroth
    Al Gore’s Current TV confirmed Wednesday evening that it has been sold to Al Jazeera for an estimated $400 to $500 million, with the former vice president set to pocket up to $100 million from the sale. In an email sent to Current TV’s staff, co-founder and former chief executive officer Joel Hyatt describes the selling process he and co-founder Al Gore went through in considering sale to Al Jazeera, acknowledging Current TV was a failed model. Hyatt points to the Al Jazeera’s many accomplishments, including its global reach and for being the “only news network” that Obama-supporter Colin Powell...
  • Leftist/Jihadist Alliance: Al Jazeera acquires Current TV

    01/02/2013 6:26:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/2/13 | Robert
    As I noted earlier today, Al-Jazeera has been dubbed "the most powerful voice of the Muslim Brotherhood." And Pamela Geller has noted that "Al Jazeera is the leading terrorist propaganda organization in the world. Jihad murder mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki has praised Al Jazeera, and several years ago one of its most prominent reporters was arrested on terror charges. Al Jazeera also has for years been the recipient of numerous Al Qaeda videos featuring bin Laden, Zawahiri, and American traitor Adam Gadahn. Yet they never seem to be able to trace where these videos are coming from. They have repeatedly been...
  • Pelosi, McCain salute Al Jazeera

    05/18/2011 7:31:25 AM PDT · by Yet_Again · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | Keach Hagey
    ‘I’m very proud of the role that Al Jazeera has played,” Sen. McCain said. “When that young man who was humiliated by the police in front of his friends and compatriots and family decided to burn himself to death, that would have been confined in earlier years to a single isolated incident, and it was Al Jazeera, it was Al Jazeera, that spread the story time and time again, so that it permeated the conscience, not only of the Tunisians, but of countries throughout the Arab world. So I congratulate you.” He said he was proud to have been the...
  • Al Jazeera called "Security Threat" To America

    04/06/2011 11:48:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 4/6/11 | Pamela Gellar
    World Net Daily has comprehensive coverage of the Al Jazeera press conference: Al-Jazeera called 'security risk' for America Conference speakers warn expansion plans 'invitation to radicalize Muslims' WASHINGTON – The proposed expansion into American cable markets by Al-Jazeera, the Arab-language broadcaster headquartered in Doha, Qatar, could offer a serious security risk for America, according to speakers at a conference held here. The conference at the National Press Club, which included speaker Cliff Kincaid of America's Survival, called on Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., to hold hearings on the issue in his Homeland Security Committee. A panel that included Kincaid, blogger Pamela...
  •  NASA's Muslim outreach: Al Jazeera told first

    07/08/2010 7:21:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 7/8/10 | Byron York
    Lawmakers across Capitol Hill, both Democrats and Republicans, were surprised to learn recently that the Obama administration has made reaching out to Muslim nations a top priority for the space agency NASA. They will probably be more surprised to learn that administration officials told the Middle East news organization Al Jazeera about it before they told Congress. Rep. Pete Olson, the ranking Republican on the House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, got a call from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on June 28, the day the White House released its new long-term plan for the space program. "He ran down some...
  • Al Jazeera Shows Hizbullah Tunnels

    07/14/2008 12:17:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 133+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 7-14-08 | staff
    ( The Arabic Al Jazeera television network has given its viewers an inside look at Hizbullah tunnels used in the Second Lebanon War, which the network noted was a military failure for Israel. The video clips revealed that the tunnels were equipped with showers, kitchens and "were planned like a house," according to the program's anchorman Ghassan Bin Jiddu. One clip showed a restroom with a water tank and a fan for ventilation. Bin Juddo explained that it took eight months to a year to complete a tunnel.
  • Gaza's Obama campaign [Posted by Al Jazeera!]

    04/01/2008 9:36:20 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 11 replies · 265+ views
    YouTube, by Al Jazeera English ^ | March 31, 2008 | Al Jazeera
    "While US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama leads rival Hillary Clinton in the polls, Palestinians in Gaza are launching their own attempt to boost his campaign."
  • This is how Al Jazeera International reported the results of the Nevada caucus

    01/20/2008 9:37:56 AM PST · by RolandTignor · 8 replies · 206+ views
  • Iraqi Foreign Minister: no "Iraqi parties... support an immediate withdrawal, or even a timetable"

    05/30/2007 6:09:31 AM PDT · by Int · 2 replies · 520+ views
    ["Today's Encounter" programme featuring an interview with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari by Ahmad Zaydan; place and date not given - recorded] Al-Jazeera Satellite Television at 1730 gmt on 27 May broadcasts a recorded 25-minute interview with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari by Ahmad Zaydan within its "Today's Encounter" programme. The place and date of the interview are not specified. Asked to react to Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's call for sending Islamic forces to Iraq under UN auspices, Zebari says: "This proposal is not new. It was presented to us in the past. However, the issue was not followed up....
  • The 'stinking fish' within a White House leaked memo

    05/10/2007 12:19:24 AM PDT · by Int · 24 replies · 2,491+ views
    The Times ^ | May 4, 2007 | Michael Evans, Defence Editor
    A leaked government document at the heart of an Official Secrets Act trial contained a “stinking fish” that had the potential to cause political embarrassment to President Bush, a defence barrister told the Old Bailey yesterday. Rex Tedd, QC, acting for David Keogh, a 50-year-old civil servant who read the document and took a copy of it out of his office, said that his client had handed it over to a friend because its contents had preyed on his conscience. The document was a recorded minute, in the form of a letter, of a two-hour meeting about Iraq between Tony...
  • Al Jazeera journalist sentenced [6 months in prison by Egyptian court for film about police torture]

    05/02/2007 7:35:22 AM PDT · by bedolido · 4 replies · 518+ views ^ | 05-02-2007 | staff writer
    An al Jazeera journalist has been sentenced to six months in prison in absentia by an Egyptian court after producing a film highlighting police torture.Howayda Taha was not in Cairo to hear the court's sentence against her [AP] An al Jazeera journalist has been sentenced to six months in prison in absentia by an Egyptian court after producing a film highlighting police torture. The state security criminal court found Howayda Taha guilty of "harming Egypt's national interest" and ordered her on Wednesday to pay a fine of 30,000 Egyptian pounds ($5,200). She had been accused of planning to broadcast fabricated...
  • JihadTV: Sneaking Into America (al-jazeera coming to Vermont -- CONTACT INFO)

    04/29/2007 4:05:22 PM PDT · by FreedomNeocon · 7 replies · 519+ views
    Carpundit via LGF ^ | 4-28-2007 | Carpundit via LGF
    Burlington, Vermont has added the world’s primary outlet of slickly-produced jihad propaganda, Al Jazeera, to their city-owned cable television channel. The Boston Globe buried their report here. A cable company is offering the Al-Jazeera network in its cable package, one of only a few in the nation to do so. Burlington Telecom, a city-owned cable company that serves 1,200 households in Vermont’s largest city, began offering the Arab-operated network about six months ago. “We were certainly squeamish about it at first, given its reputation in the United States,” said Tim Nulty, director of Burlington Telecom. “But if you look at...
  • Lame Excuse of the Month ( “Not his views?” )

    10/22/2006 10:29:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies · 2,306+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | October 22, 2006 | Alberto Fernandez
    Tonight State Department official Alberto Fernandez apologized for his outrageous statements to Al Jazeera television—but the damage is done: Envoy Sorry for Iraq ‘Stupidity’ Comment : Quote : (AP)— A senior U.S. diplomat apologized Sunday night for saying U.S. policy in Iraq displayed “arrogance” and “stupidity.” A day after his remarks in an interview were broadcast by the pan-Arab satellite channel Al-Jazeera, Alberto Fernandez issued a written apology through the State Department press office. “Upon reading the transcript of my appearance on Al-Jazeera, I realized that I seriously misspoke by using the phrase ‘there has been arrogance and stupidity’ by...
  • Kuwaiti airline offers women free flight to elections

    06/20/2006 9:32:03 AM PDT · by eraser2005 · 1 replies · 219+ views
    Yahoo News UK & Ireland ^ | 6/17/2006 | AFP
    KUWAIT CITY (AFP) - A Kuwaiti budget airline said it is offering free air tickets to all women who wish to travel to Kuwait later this month for the first election in which women can campaign and vote. "We want to ensure that as many women as possible have the available access to return to Kuwait to vote in these historic elections," Chairman and CEO Marwan Boodai of Jazeera Airways, Kuwait's first private airline, said in a statement.
  • Freep an al-Jazeera poll!

    02/21/2006 6:16:41 AM PST · by dynachrome · 74 replies · 989+ views
    Al-Jazeera ^ | 2-21-06 | Al-JAzeera
    The ME needs a nuclear Iran to stay protected against Israel… Agree Disagree
  • British men face trial over "Jazeera bombing" leak

    01/10/2006 5:06:17 PM PST · by Tyche · 2 replies · 253+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 11, 2006 | Katherine Baldwin
    LONDON (Reuters) - A British court on Tuesday ordered two men to face trial on charges of leaking a memo that a lawmaker said described a plan by U.S. President George W. Bush to bomb Arabic television station Al Jazeera. The defendents, civil servant David Keogh and Leo O'Connor, a researcher who worked for a former British lawmaker, face a preliminary hearing on January 24 on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act and their lawyers are pushing for the secret document to be disclosed. A British newspaper reported last year that the memo of a meeting between Bush and...
  • Where's Osama, Zawahiri?

    01/09/2006 8:09:30 AM PST · by Parody · 5 replies · 702+ views ^ | 01/07/2006 | Sarcastic Paranoid
    "Who's Your Daddy?" Based on the performance by Toby Keith"Where's Osama?" Parody by Sarcastic Paranoid Have you noticed that Zawahiri does all the talking for al-Qaeda these days and Osama hasn't said anything since 2004? Logically, given these two facts as premises, what is the most valid and highly probable conclusion we can draw? Oh, there you are, you whore Zawahiri,On al-Jazeera spewing lies.You celebrate with Moore and Sheehan when a soldier dies. Yeah, you've lost your mind, look like crap, now you're squirming in our trapAnd al-Qaeda's in a bind,What happened to that dork Osama? Was he cramping your...
  • SCHLUSSEL: Al Jazeera's American Boob

    10/14/2005 11:48:06 AM PDT · by Cool Chick · 5 replies · 687+ views ^ | October 5, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    Meet America's latest big boob. No, it's not one of Anna Nicole Smith's. His name is Josh Rushing, the Village Voice's fave former Marine Captain. And he's very excited about his latest showbiz role: chief American monkey for Al Jazeera. When we last saw Rushing, he was out of a job (he was Al-Jazeera's press liaison at Central Command), going on "Nightline," Bill Moyers' "NOW" on PBS, and whatever other liberal media sop would have him and his "somebody give me a job" pronouncements. Ted Koppel gushed over him. Rushing was looking for a job because he was essentially fired...
  • JihadTV to make documentary on US border

    06/27/2005 5:43:52 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 27 replies · 560+ views
    Here’s some news that will make you feel really safe; Al Jazeera is producing a documentary on the shabby state of American border security: Al-Jazeera to look at open U.S. border. (Hat tip: RJ_in_Reno.) The Arab TV news network criticized by the new Iraqi government and others for its anti-American bias and willingness to carry the messages of terrorist organizations, including al-Qaida, is headed for the U.S.-Mexico border to document how easy it is to enter America illegally. Al-Jazeera has contacted Minuteman Civil Defense Corps leader Chris Simcox to try to arrange interviews. Simcox, who rejected the request for cooperation...
  • NYT: Democrats, Seeing Tit for Tat, Block a Nominee-What'd you expect from obstructionists?

    06/16/2005 6:02:30 AM PDT · by OESY · 9 replies · 835+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 16, 2005 | STEVEN R. WEISMAN
    Opening a new battle with the White House, Senate Democrats on Wednesday abruptly blocked the approval of President Bush's nominee for a top public diplomacy job, charging that the administration had injected partisan politics into the drive to improve the United States' image overseas. The nominee, Dina Powell, the White House personnel director, had been expected to win broad approval to become deputy under secretary of state for public diplomacy, to be the second-in-command to Karen P. Hughes in charge of repairing the United States' reputation, especially in the Muslim world. But in what was to have been a routine...
  • WSJ: 12,000 Heroes (Iraqi civilians killed by jihadists)

    06/10/2005 5:36:29 AM PDT · by OESY · 4 replies · 570+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 10, 2005 | Editorial
    Ever since the beginning of major combat operations in Iraq in March 2003, the media have kept a precise count of U.S. casualty figures, which now stand at nearly 1,700 killed and more than 6,400 wounded. There's also been plenty of tendentious speculation about the number of Iraqis killed by coalition action, the purpose of which is to cast Iraq's liberation as an unmitigated horror for Iraqis. What has not been so carefully tracked, however, is the number of Iraqis killed by insurgent violence: the worshippers murdered as they pray in their mosques, the ranks of unemployed mowed down as...
  • The Geniuses at Agence France Presse

    03/20/2005 10:05:06 AM PST · by directorblue · 1 replies · 197+ views
    DirectorBlue's blog ^ | 3/20/2005 | directorblue
    The pinheads over at Agence France Presse -- or as I like to call them, the Paris bureau of Al Jazeera -- have decided to sue Google News for a minimum of $17 million. Their claim? That Google's news aggregation service reproduced snippets of AFP's copyrighted photos, headlines and stories without permission. Attention, AFP geniuses: this lawsuit is almost as sensible as giving your 16-year-old daughter permission to date Mike Tyson. In fact, if AFP had the common sense that God gave a sea otter, they would have dealt with this "problem" (and AFP must think having traffic directed to...
  • UPDATE 2-Iraq shuts al-Jazeera Baghdad office for a month

    08/07/2004 6:14:03 AM PDT · by propertius · 45 replies · 2,156+ views
    Reuters | 7 Aug, 2004 | Reuters
    UPDATE 2-Iraq shuts al-Jazeera Baghdad office for a month (Updates with Al Jazeera comment) BAGHDAD, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Iraq's interim government ordered Qatar-based Al Jazeera satellite television network to close its Baghdad office for one month on Saturday, a move criticised as unjustifiable by the channel. Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, confirming the decision at a news conference, said a commission had been monitoring Al Jazeera for the past four weeks to see whether it was inciting violence and hatred, and that the decision had been taken "to protect the people of Iraq". "It's regrettable and we believe it's not...
  • Boycott DishNetwork and Al-jazeera. Cancel premium channels and pay-for-view

    07/22/2004 6:05:48 PM PDT · by mediaright2005 · 94 replies · 2,195+ views
    Al-jazeera as most of us know is an Arabic satellite news channel that provides the world with vulgar anti-American propoganda. Did you know DishNetwork makes al-jazeera available right here in the USA? If you have DishNetwork, cancel service. If you live in a rural area and must have satellite TV, at least cancel HBO or premium packages and pay-for-view. Call your provider and TELL them of your actions. Free speech- YES! Economic boycotts of greedy enablers who provide seditionist garbage from abroad is FREE SPEECH!!
  • Jazeera Newsman Killed in Clashes in Iraq

    05/21/2004 5:47:11 AM PDT · by TexKat · 63 replies · 249+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/21/04
    DUBAI, Reuters (Reuters) - Arab channel Al Jazeera said on Friday one of its employees was killed overnight in clashes between U.S. forces and militiamen loyal to radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. The Qatar-based news network also demanded the U.S. Army conduct a full and quick investigation into the death of 38-year-old Rashid Hamid Wali. The father of six was killed while Al Jazeera was filming fighting in the southern city of Kerbala where U.S. forces are battling to put down a weeks-old rebellion by Sadr's militia. "Al Jazeera announces with a heavy heart the death of Rashid Hamid Wali,...
  • N.Y. Times Columnist: Fox News Is Bush's Al Jazeera

    10/16/2003 1:14:56 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 97 replies · 538+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/16/03 | Limbacher
    Premier New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman attacked the Fox News Channel on Thursday, comparing the top-rated cable news network to the pro-terrorist Al Jazeera broadcasting company. Using a recent speech by Vice President Dick Cheney to argue that the Bush administration is too narrow-minded in its handling of postwar Iraq, Friedman complained, "Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein issue messages from their caves through Al Jazeera, and Mr. Cheney issues messages from his bunker through Fox." "Out of fairness, my newspaper feels obligated [to cover the Cheney speech]," the top Times columnist wrote. "But I wish we would have...
  • Al Jazeera Quotes Dean's Anti-Bush Rhetoric

    09/15/2003 8:04:52 AM PDT · by bedolido · 61 replies · 430+ views
    Talon News ^ | 09/15/03 | Charles Mahaleris
    QATAR (Talon News) -- Democrat presidential candidate Howard Dean has links on his campaign website to the various news stories that cover his campaign. He does not, however, have a link to a story that ran in the September 11th copy of where the candidate is quoted attacking President George W. Bush. During debates and on the stump, Dean has been an outspoken and unapologetic critic of Bush and his policies and his unrelenting attacks have now caught the attention of the Arab world's leading newspaper: Al Jazeera. In a story that ran in the paper's online English language...
  • Al-Jazeera: Too Close to Terrorists?

    09/15/2003 6:24:38 AM PDT · by TastyManatees · 12 replies · 1,785+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 9/22/03 | Michael Isikoff and Eric Pape
    Al-Jazeera: Too Close to Terrorists? By Michael Isikoff and Eric Pape NEWSWEEK Sept. 22 issue — How does Al-Jazeera keep getting scoops like last week’s Osama bin Laden video? Editors at the Qatar-based Arab TV network won’t say. “IF I TOLD YOU we received the tape by e-mail, then they’d start tapping all of Al-Jazeera’s e-mails tomorrow,” says one top editor. But questions persist about just how tight some of the network’s correspondents may be with terrorists: an investigation in Spain has led to the imprisonment of a top reporter on charges that he conspired with some of that country’s...
  • U.S. Military Detains Al-Jazeera Reporter

    09/10/2003 3:55:00 PM PDT · by Shermy · 13 replies · 831+ views
    AP ^ | September 10, 2003
    BADHGAD, Iraq - The U.S. military said early Thursday that it had detained an Al-Jazeera reporter, saying she had broken its "ground rules." A military spokesman in Baghdad said he had no other details on the Wednesday arrest nor on what ground rules were broken by the reporter for the Qatar-based Arabic satellite channel. The U.S. military was not known to have issued any such rules. Al-Jazeera reported that Baghdad correspondent, Atwar Bahjat, was detained while she was covering explosions in Baghad that went off while she was in the area. There were no other immediate details of the blasts....
  • The Coming Arab Rennaissance?

    06/16/2003 12:39:51 AM PDT · by TomAdkinsCC · 17 replies · 292+ views | 6/16/03 | Tom Adkins
    The Coming Arab Rennaissance? In their own words… By Tom Adkins - If you listened to the chattering class, you might be tempted to think Arabs hate the United States of America. Watching Al-Jazeera, you might think Arabs are angry that Americans dared send our military troops to violate their sacred land. If you listen to the network talking heads and newspaper editors around the nation, you might be tempted to believe Arabs prefer their 14th century existence, and want nothing to do with democratic ideals that are not in synch with their religious dogma. You would be wrong....
  • Al-Jazeers TV Sacks Chief After Row Over Spy Papers

    05/27/2003 3:26:29 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 1,682+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 5-28-2003 | Kim Sengupta
    Al-Jazeera TV sacks chief after row over spy papers By Kim Sengupta 28 May 2003 The satellite television company al-Jazeera announced yesterday that it had sacked its chief executive, who was named in documents procured by a British newspaper in Baghdad and which appeared to link him with Saddam Hussein's intelligence services. The papers appeared to carry the letterhead of the intelligence services and alleged contacts between agents and three members of al-Jazeera staff. Another document, headed "Presidency of the Republic, Mukhabarat Service", purport-ed to show contact between the Iraqis and Mohammed Jassem al-Ali. However, there was no evidence that...

    04/11/2003 2:55:33 AM PDT · by Prince Charles · 8 replies · 123+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4-11-03
    <p>April 11, 2003 -- Just how far will the fallout from Saddam Hussein's demise reach?</p> <p>Here's what an Arab affairs expert, Shefi Gabai, said Wednesday: "This is a major earthquake for the Mideast. In the eyes of the Arab masses, Saddam was the only leader who defied the West."</p>
  • Jazeera TV Says Cameraman Killed in Baghdad Raid

    04/07/2003 11:59:49 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 244+ views
    Reuters | April 8, 2003
    DOHA (Reuters) - Al-Jazeera television said one of its cameramen was killed on Tuesday in a U.S. air raid on Baghdad which set ablaze the network's downtown office. "We regret to inform you that our cameraman and correspondent Tarek Ayoub was killed this morning during the U.S. missile strike on our Baghdad office," the Qatar-based channel said in a statement read out during its news bulletin. The network, one of the most widely watched in the Arab world, had earlier reported that Ayoub was seriously wounded after a missile hit its Baghdad office. A second Jazeera correspondent was slightly...
  • Powell accuses Al-Jazeera of biased coverage

    03/26/2003 12:20:38 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 18 replies · 2,858+ views
    Middle East Online ^ | March 216, 2003 | Middle East Online
    US Secretary of State accuses Qatar-based satellite TV of portraying the US-led war on Iraq in negative light. WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday that the Arabic-language television network Al-Jazeera was portraying the US-led invasion of Iraq in a negative light and exaggerating small military achievements of Saddam Hussein's regime. In an interview with National Public Radio, aired just hours before he gave a live interview to Al-Jazeera, Powell accused the Qatar-based satellite broadcaster of a lack of objectivity in covering the war. "I'm sorry that that is the case, but it is the case," Powell...
  • Jazeera Shows Tape Of Alleged 9/11 Hijackers

    09/09/2002 2:02:23 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 173+ views
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 9-9-2002 | Inal Ersan
    Jazeera Shows Tape of Alleged 9/11 Hijackers Mon Sep 9, 4:25 PM ET By Inal Ersan DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Reuters) - The Arabic Al-Jazeera satellite television station said Monday it had received a videotape which it said apparently showed some of the Sept. 11 suicide hijackers studying flight manuals. "Jazeera has recently obtained what seems to be a tape prepared by al Qaeda on the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks showing some of the perpetrators of the ... attacks carrying out technical training on controlling aircraft," the Qatar-based channel said in a news bulletin. Washington has blamed...
  • Al Jazeera TV Claims It Has Confession on Sept. 11 Attacks (from roommates of Atta)

    09/05/2002 2:43:11 PM PDT · by Shermy · 17 replies · 280+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 5, 2002
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Arabic television station al-Jazeera said on Thursday it had confessions from two men it identified as members of Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network claiming the group was responsible for the September 11 attacks. A Jazeera official identified the two men as Ramzi bin al-Shaibah and Khaled al-Sheikh Mohammad, who the channel said were former room mates of Mohamed Atta, one of the 19 hijackers of aircraft which were flown into U.S. landmarks. In the first part of a documentary aired on Thursday, the Qatar-based channel, noted for its footage of bin Laden, said the two men...