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Published: Thursday, Jan. 3 2013 8:25 a.m. MST

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Screwdriver
Casa Grande, AZ

Why should we be afraid of another point of view? You can change the channel if you don't like it.

You'd think it was the cold war and the Russians bought ABC.

FT
salt lake city, UT

I agree with Screwdriver. Most of us Utahn's only watch Fox anyways, so what's the big deal?

DN Subscriber 2
SLC, UT

Al Gor owned 20% of this operation, so we can assume he supports:

"Current TV said it refused TheBlaze's offer because "the legacy of who the network goes to is important to us, and we are sensitive to networks not aligned with our point of view,"

Thus the progressives are happier with a thinly disguised accomplice in the Jihad against the West, than with a conservative.

But, this should not be a surprise, and most of the mainstream media is so far left that their output is only slightly less anti-American propaganda filled than Al-Jazeera.

NedGrimley
Brigham City, UT

"Current TV said it refused TheBlaze's offer because "the legacy of who the network goes to is important to us, and we are sensitive to networks not aligned with our point of view,"
Speaks volumes...

Oatmeal
Woods Cross, UT

I think it is about a tossup... Al Jazeera vs. Glenn Beck. Both are extremely inaccurate and warped ideologically.

the truth
Holladay, UT

@FT

And perhaps the left should listen alternative viewpoints beyond msnbc and al jeezera.

Really the left is just as bad if not worse since they left often wants to punish and always demonize alternative views.

The moputhpiece of al quaida is more in line with the LEFT and Al gore's views? And this guy was less than 600 votes away from the presidency!

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

Current probably had to choose who was less radical ; )

"Thus the progressives are happier with a thinly disguised accomplice in the Jihad against the West, than with a conservative."

DN Subscriber... ok... please, why don't you enlighten us on just how radical the ownership of Al-Jezeera is? Is it by virtue of being owned by Arabs that it must be a radical publication bent on thinly disguised Jihad? I know this might come as a freaking surprise.... but not everyone who is either Muslim or Arab is a "Jihadist".

Its actually embarrassing. Working on projects for Oil and Gas, I get to the Dubia and Saudi several times a year - plus Indonesia and Malaysia.... this almost near Klanish hatred of all things Arab really shows a complete lack of understanding of these people.

Wally West
SLC, UT

To DN Subscriber 2 & Ned Grimley,,,

Have you ever watched Al Jazeera? I have watched their news on one of the local digital channels. Its decent.

Its not as biased as FNC or MSNBC... they give you facts and then move on.

p.s. I don't care what algore or brother glenn thinks or says about anything,

The Skeptical Chymist
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

I have watched Al Jazeera on the local digital channel (I don't remember which one), and it really is pretty decent. Not too different from the BBC or other channels with an international emphasis. I agree with Wally West, it is far less biased than Fox or MSNBC. It is a credible news organization. Most people who decry it as a propaganda outlet have never watched it.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Screwdriver,
remember your comment next time you scream about Fox.

Al Jazeera has shown themselves to be the official mouthpiece of al qaeda. Any time al qaeda wants to issue something to the press, it is to al jazeera they turn, and al jazeera gladly accommodates them. But I suppose the DN will again block this comment because it points out a truth about al jazeera

Grundle
West Jordan, UT

Wow...the hypocrisy is stunning!

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

"Al Jazeera has shown themselves to be the official mouthpiece of al qaeda. Any time al qaeda wants to issue something to the press, it is to al jazeera they turn"

Well if that is the litmus of being a "mouth piece" of al Queda, then you need to add just about every other news organization globally and domestically. Good grief, lets set a rediculas bar here.... if someone reports on something said by a terrorist organization, that makes them a proponent of that organization.

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

To "UtahBlueDevil" Al Jazeera is a state run media outlet of Qatar. That country is funded by oil money, you know that stuff that is used to produce all of that evil CO2?

Also, many news sources, including CNN have denounced the practices of Al Jazeera as being anti-american.

See "CNN to Al Jazeera: Why Report Civilian Deaths?" at FAIR.

Unless Al-Gore now is anti-american and supports big oil, how much more hypocrisy do you want to see from the liberals before you will believe it?

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

BlueDevil

Does al qaeda issue releases to ABC, CBS, NBC, the NYT, or Fox in the same frequency they do to al jazeera? Do they go to the US outlets first, or to al jazeera?

nice apples to lunch-box comparison, though. thanks for playing.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

Glen Beck is spends a lot of Monet. He says he isn't in debt which is good for him. He spent tens of thousands on a mockup of the oval office. Rush Limbaugh on the other hand has a small footprint and is at least as effective.

Patrick Henry
West Jordan, UT

Okay so here is the main problem with this acquisition: Al Jazeera is the media arm of a middle east dictatorship. It may have ulterior motives that are not be in the best interest of America.

I question if Al Jazeera America will actually operate in cash positive manner or will it be heavily subsidized by its owners? I ask this question because if it is not able to support itself financially in say 5 years then that is a clear sign that the market rejects it. If it needs substantial and repeated infusions of foreign cash then what legitimate place does it have in the American market?

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