posted on May, 9 2009 @ 06:08 PM
For international news coverage, they are the top of the pile for my money, with BBC coming second, CNN a distant third.
Frankly, they're probably the most important news network in the world right now. They are everywhere. When the Gaza attack was ongoing, and CNN and
the BBC reporters were in Israeli bunkers, they were IN Gaza. They have complete African coverage. Their reporters are all over Asia, from the Med to
the Pacific. For the number of reporters they have, the BBC is the only other broadcaster they can compare to. On the international scene, they're
talking about places and people that no one else bothers with (until those situations explode).
The American media (especially) likes to try to make people think that they're a part of the grand terrorist conspiracy or something. They've got a
very definite hate on for AJ in the USA as a result.
Thing is, I've never met anyone who - when given the option, and had it explained to them that watching and reading AJ won't turn them into a muslim
terrorist - didn't like it.
I think their availability in the US has the potential to force a lot of changes in the way the US media giants do business. Good luck to them.