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War of Cultures Hits the Airwaves
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The US run Fox News and CNN will have to face some competition:
Quote:Arab TV news station Al-Jazeera has started an English language program with the aim of redressing what it calls an imbalance in global news reporting. Its news director wants to "reverse the North-South flow of information." The project could boost the self-esteem of a depressed cultural nation.
http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,15...51,00.html
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#2
Are we waiting with bated breath sTroll?
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#3
I know I'm not. I know they are neither one competition for Fox.
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#4
Update:
Quote:Al Jazeera has been bombed, banned and ridiculed – but its new English language version has accumulated viewers in 100 million homes after barely a year on air. Ian Burrell goes inside its London bureau to find out what makes the station tick ...
http://news.independent.co.uk/media/article3172345.ece
This important news-service is growing in popularity as a counterbalance to the MSM. S2
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stroll Wrote:Update:
Quote:Al Jazeera has been bombed, banned and ridiculed – but its new English language version has accumulated viewers in 100 million homes after barely a year on air. Ian Burrell goes inside its London bureau to find out what makes the station tick ...
http://news.independent.co.uk/media/article3172345.ece
This important news-service is growing in popularity as a counterbalance to the MSM. S2

Since it mirrors the MSM.
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stroll Wrote:The US run Fox News and CNN will have to face some competition:
Quote:Arab TV news station Al-Jazeera has started an English language program with the aim of redressing what it calls an imbalance in global news reporting. Its news director wants to "reverse the North-South flow of information." The project could boost the self-esteem of a depressed cultural nation.
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#7
I'll bet Walter Cronnnnnkite could be recruited as well as the chap from BBC, who is a mere toddler at age 67.

But
Quote:700 million Muslims speak better English than Arabic
this is an interesting statistic.

When do you thing Al-Jazeera will be broadcasting NFL foot ball? Otherwise, they cannot compete with Fox.
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Honestly,Al jazeera is MSM. It's just the latest outlet to be aired here. Their general ideological views are those of all MSM I am aware of with the exception of Fox .

So,the accurate comment is Fox has more competition,this time from an openly jihadist source,whereas CNN,AP,Reuters and most other old line forums are not openly jihadist,just "balanced" a little more towards them in the GWOT than the USA is all.
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Palladin Wrote:Honestly,Al jazeera is MSM. It's just the latest outlet to be aired here. Their general ideological views are those of all MSM I am aware of with the exception of Fox .

So,the accurate comment is Fox has more competition,this time from an openly jihadist source,whereas CNN,AP,Reuters and most other old line forums are not openly jihadist,just "balanced" a little more towards them in the GWOT than the USA is all.
Al-Jazeera is not "Jihadist".
Nor is it part of the MSM, the latest buzz-word a few here have picked up and don't understand the meaning of. S4
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#10
Stroll,

If al jazeera is not jihadist in intent and content,would you like to explain why Bin Laden gives his comuniques to them? Do you believe al jazeera desires a US victory over Bin laden and Muslims like Bin Laden???

If German news sources were out of business,but Hitler were still alive and resisting,is it your opinion Hitler would use a pro or an anti Nazi outlet to get out his views to the world? Pro Nazi,right?

Use your brain Stroll,you're smarter than this.

MSM means Main Stream Media. It would include almost all large news organizations on earth that are global in reach. All TV News I am aware of with the exceptions of Fox News(NewsCorp) and Sky News in Britain are supportive of the jihadists and hostile to the United States.

Few large newspaper/press pubs are pro USA above the jihadists globally.

There are other news sources who are not favoring the jihad,but they are not considered MSM because they do not have global reach audiences as AP and Reuters do. Or al jazeera.

Incidentally,Fox is an Australian entity publicly owned as "NEWSCORP" on their stock exchanges(how can you be so ignorant?),hardly "US Run" as you falsely stated. We have no US run news organizations,never have to my knowledge.
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Stroll strained credulity with this declaration:
Quote:Al-Jazeera is not "Jihadist".
Nor is it part of the MSM, the latest buzz-word a few here have picked up and don't understand the meaning of.

Now stroll unless you've been under a rock for the past decade, you would know that MSM is shorthand for main stream media; in other words, its presentations would more or less adhere to the fiction that its purported emphasis will fall upon the factual and not orient reporting within a fixed agenda. Regardless of the interpretation, however, MSM is more or less an euphemism for the establishment.
Now, Al-Jazeera and its orientation may be looked upon as a mirror image of Ted Turner in a turban, and its roots are not difficult to discern as this piece from the American University in Cairo emphasized back in 2001--
http://www.tbsjournal.com/Archives/Fall0..._sas2.html
--but, as far as news operations go it is far from radical and certainly can only be considered so when contrasted solely to the media within other Muslim states. One can hardly look upon the Emir of Qatar as an espouser of jihad (a better juxtaposition would be with Rupert Murdoch) and if one looks at the "Jaz" on-line it would echo both the BBC or CNN and even The Guardian better than an organization such as Al-Ahram!
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/5...A36665.htm

But wait, the spiffy international face is a bit different from the Arabic:
http://www.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/F06E0...DAD30F.htm

Now, if you really want a different p.o.v. go to a spiffy on-line magazine backed by a London group: al-jazeera.com
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stroll Wrote:
Palladin Wrote:Honestly,Al jazeera is MSM. It's just the latest outlet to be aired here. Their general ideological views are those of all MSM I am aware of with the exception of Fox .

So,the accurate comment is Fox has more competition,this time from an openly jihadist source,whereas CNN,AP,Reuters and most other old line forums are not openly jihadist,just "balanced" a little more towards them in the GWOT than the USA is all.
Al-Jazeera is not "Jihadist".
Nor is it part of the MSM, the latest buzz-word a few here have picked up and don't understand the meaning of. S4

I suppose then that you will be including it in your channels to watch on a regular basis?
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