FADE TO BLACK
It's called al-Jazeera English.
AJE Muslim television station, based in the tiny Persian Gulf state of Qatar, now is being offered to English-speaking Westerners.
There's only one problem for the station that wants to bump heads with CNN and BBC. Virtually no cable or satellite stations in the U.S. or Canada will carry its
Well hey, AJE, don't ya think it might be because your sister station, al-Jazeera, has a long and dark history of broadcasting anti-American hate speech and American military deaths?
While AJE says it aims to broaden newscasts by reporting on global issues and wants to distance itself from al-Jazeera, the two stations seem to be virtually one in the same. They both are funded by the emir of Qatar, which, to me, means they have the same editorial philosophy.
Are we looking at a wolf in sheeps' clothing? Are American cable and satellite companies right to be reluctant to carry the station that some say is trying to spread anti-American propaganda?
Or are we just afraid to face frank reporting on American military power?
Maybe it's time for this channel to fade to black.
P.S. Today's picture is from an Internet circulated e-mail.