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As Americans flocked to the Middle East-based news network (or at least its website) in unprecedented numbers, and many praised the network for giving the Arab world a source of news not controlled by governments, the Fox News host went on a rant against the channel, arguing it's anti-Semitic and anti-American -- and therefore a hero of the American "far left."
On his show Tuesday night, O'Reilly said the network "contributed to the rise in anger in the Arab world" and "makes a living blaming most problems in the Middle East on the USA and Israel."
"makes a living blaming most problems in the Middle East on the USA and Israel."
Originally posted by endlessknowledge
O'Reilly is the biggest tool I've even seen. He exemplifies what is wrong with journalism today.
Love seeing Letterman put him in his place..
edit on 2-2-2011 by endlessknowledge because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by 00nunya00
reply to post by mobiusmale
Wow, really? I don't think you've ever watched a single second of AJZ. Go watch their English live feed right now, it's the absolute best coverage of Egypt you will find. And not.one.single.word of opinion, about anything. No "Israel", no "America", nothing but news.
Originally posted by mobiusmale
As Fox News is to the Right Wing Agenda...so is Al Jazeera to the Islamist Agenda.
Just because a "disinformation network" like Al Jazeera takes an opposing view to an American network that, in your view, does the same thing...does not make them a bastion of the truth.
Al Jazeera is all anti-Israel/anti-America all the time. It does not present any kind of balance in its reporting, and so should be getting called out by the Deny Ignorance crowd as pointedly as Fox News coverage does (which does at least air voices dissenting to its main thrust) when it leans too far to the right.
On a serious note--NONE of the news outlets are entirely free of their own slant and interests, including AJ. But does that make them anti-semitic, and anti-American, as this blowhard is bellowing?
It's funny, because in all of the recent coverage, they seem to be almost THE only station behaving like a NEWS station. And honestly, I don't trust ANY station LESS than Faux news, although I distrust ALL stations. lol