ZabThis new station can't be anywhere near as bad as Fox News. Fox 'News' should be renamed Fox Opinion and Commentary. Its sad when they have to keep saying they're "fair and balanced" because it's so blatantly obvious they're not.
Well, really, the whole "liberal" media thing is a myth anyway. CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, etc, are no worse than Fox in my opinion. They're all just as obedient.
Concerning Al Jazeera English: I'm disappointed that there won't be an actual television network here in the states. I'll certainly be using it, though.
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
I would watc it if it was in the cable subscription we have. It isn't and I'm nto going to change cableoperators over it. Regardless this is very intresting and it can't do any harm to see the news from a different perspective that fills in the "gaps" that western media seems to "forget".
Oh and I laugh at those who call it "anti American" or "pro terrorists". They show some very nasty images of burned and dead (US) soldiers. So what? It happend and if the comment below it discribes what happend ("US soldiers were abused on a patrol in Iraq, burned and towed throug the streets" ) that's acceptble not? Now it would be anti American if they shouted "them infidel pigs got what they deserved, jalajala alla ackbar, this is O. Bin Laden for Aljazeera news in Bagddad" but last time I checked Aljazeera didn't operare in that way.
It shows the world in a "neutral" perspective from the arab world and therefor it isn't any more or less biased then the "neutral' perspective of the western world. :clueless: Both media's have their own "gaps" and if they fill eachother up you can decide on your own world perspective by taking what you "believe" from this broader offer of "as neutral as it can get" media.
There is no 100% neutral and objective media, live with that. Therefor I only support this. :)
I just watched, a little while ago, a documentary, Control Room. It was extremely interesting, to say the least. It was essentially an advertisement for Al Jazeera, but if you're able to look past all that, there are some shockingly good moments in it. It showed and explained the contrasts between the American media and Al Jazeera, and was quite convincing in many aspects (though I hardly needed convincing). It had plenty of its own biases, to be sure, but I still recommend it highly to anyone looking to get both sides of the issue, concerning the media coverage of Iraq.
Admiral Donutz hit the core point, well and truthfully said there.
I would watch Al Jazeera English Network if I could, but I would also watch BBC, CNN and even Fox News, to find out other perspectives.