Only a public relations genius would
roll out a news channel in the domestic American TV market with the name Al Jazeera. Sparing no expense, this new leap into
sober journalism has not been seen since the formation of regional news bureaus in the days when CNN was a serious network.
The Current TV purchase, financed by the Qatar government, shows that money can buy glitz and glamour, when reporting from
the trenches of global conflicts or personal tragedies. Notwithstanding, hiring known retreads or celebrity has-beens, the
cast of characters that will present this new version of reality, needs to earn creditability for the public to overlook the
image of the corporate logo.
RT suffers from the same baggage, when Russia Today broadcasts within
the shadow of the Kremlin. Can these patron sponsors be trusted to provide objective information? Having Larry King do his
stick on RT, while David Frost joins the Al Jazeera net, is supposed to soften the transition to a world viewpoint outside
the American lamestream media.
Al Jazeera America has a comprehensive web site that show off the range of their mission. Undoubtedly, the
targeted viewer is less concerned about the Middle East news than domestic reports. However, the added emphasis on international
affairs is a sharp departure from the under reporting to the virtual black out from the pro-Zionist establishment media. Offering
a choice, deemed a threat to the prevailing "Bellum Americana" military-media, has never been a rating
getter in the Neilson rankings.
The difference between aggressive advocacy
and propaganda misinformation should be clear to the sophisticated observer. Nevertheless, no one can correctly assert that
the American public is highly developed or attentive to the real significance of current events. The distinction that separates
factual reporting and drawing a particular political conclusion is a gap that is usually determined by the respective ideology
of the viewer.
This standard also applies to such venues as varied as Link TV to Glenn Beck’s
Blaze. With the sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera America, the Young Turks now become a Muslim Nationalist. At least that will
be the perception bias of the average television view, which in all probability will never turn on the channel to make up
their mind about the accuracy in reports.
The rub comes when a peculiar autonomist viewpoint
comes into conflict with the prevailing foreign policy of the NeoCon and DespotLib establishment. A red flag appears in The
Daily Caller article, Media Matters still hearts Al-Jazeera.
"Media Matters for
America doesn’t often find much time in its busy schedule of incessantly attacking Fox News to praise other news outlets,
so it is noteworthy that it took a moment Wednesday to give a slobbering electronic kiss to Al-Jazeera.
"During its first day on the air, Al Jazeera America gave climate change nearly half as much coverage as network
news programs did during the year 2012, all while avoiding common pitfalls like providing false balance to those that deny
the science and leaving the crisis’ manmade origins ambiguous," Media Matters’ Max Greenberg wrote of Al-Jazeera’s
latest creation, which launched Tuesday.
"The fledgling network’s first climate
report comprised the entirety of Tuesday’s edition of Inside Story, a half-hour news discussion program that promises
to ‘take an in-depth look at the story behind the headlines.’ Indeed, the inaugural show featured a meaningful
dialogue on — in guest Heidi Cullen’s words — ‘coming to terms with the fact that we’re all
part of the problem … [and] the solution’ to manmade global warming, and discussed consequences like extreme
weather and rising sea levels."
"Bottom line: this was a great start," Greenberg
Was the editorial decision to cover the
bogus climate change scam an intentional image builder to attract the bleeding heart NPR crowd, or just an effort to conceal
the underlying political message that will be inserted into future reports? Maybe it was part of a payoff to Al Gore and part
of the purchase agreement. Time will tell, but if the public never makes the attempt to review the Al Jazeera America news
presentation, their present propaganda programming from network TV will just ignore an alternative voice.
Now take a close look at the RT style that has been on air for some time. Any channel that plays the Rawhide theme cannot be all bad. Well,
if you never experience watching, you will not get the point. No link on this one, just ask Max Keiser. Yes, RT has a political link that reads Russian politics. Surely, the old Soviet Block would demand a tight rein on the herd if past practices were in play. Yet, what
you actually get is a surprisingly fresh approach that covers events that directly applies to the policy-making landscape
in the United States.
"Reporter James Kirchick
was kicked off the air of the RT network Wednesday after he refused to talk about Bradley Manning and instead spoke about
the Russian government’s anti-gay laws.
RT, formerly Russia Today, is funded by the Russian
government, which recently passed a sweeping law that bans the public discussion of gay rights and relationships in the presence
As Kirchick continued to speak about the laws and the government’s
funding of the network, one RT host insisted to Kirchick, "You have to come over here and see for yourself."
"You have 24 hours a day to lie about America, I am going to tell the truth with my two minutes," Kirkchick
went on to say after RT hosts tried to cut him off."
The sentiment ‘you
have to watch to see what the coverage is all about’ holds true to the skeptics that think that international news
is inadequate in interpreting American developments. For the Fox News warmongering Sean Hannity junkies to the Reverend
Al Sharpton hate mongering racists on MSNBC, there is little room in their minds that allows for a different and challenging
The Kirkchick incident may be an on air interview for a slot in the bootlicker "TC"
media that has no room for moral values or traditional civilization.
Both Al Jazeera America and
RT are challengers to the constant drumbeat from the pro-Israel monopoly. For this reason alone, they provide a valuable substitute
from the half-truths to the downright lies. Designed to keep the globalist agenda on track, the electronic media pushes a
visual, stylistic and emotional guilt trip. The pysops of mass population control is at the essence of the Totalitarian Collectivist
Serious journalists are so rare on television that rational, judicious and responsible
news seekers have abandoned the medium. Many display a mute TV broadcast while listening to talk radio. The influence of internet
citizen journalism is gravely under attack because it is decentralized and independent of a "PC" editorial filter.
If government sponsorship for Al Jazeera America and RT were smart, they would spin off the managerial authority
into a fully autonomous enterprise. State control of any media is Orwellian by nature.
in Studio Briefing, U.S. Propaganda Radio, TV Stations Now Allowed in America, seems to be meeting the competition from abroad.
passed law now permits radio and television broadcasts produced by Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and
the Middle East Broadcasting Networks to be carried by U.S. broadcasters. Previously they could only be viewed or heard abroad
on the grounds that they represented American propaganda. A spokeswoman for the Broadcasting
Board of Governors, which oversees the government-funded outlets, has told Foreign Policy magazine that it is not fare to
suggest that they merely broadcast programs that support U.S. policies. According to Lynne Weil, the outlets "don’t
shy away from stories that don’t shed the best light on the United States."
it not nice and reassuring that the American brainwashing can be brought home for domestic consumption as if it wasn’t
already all around us all the time. So what is the material difference between Al Jazeera America and RT broadcasting their
variant of foreign policy from what the U.S. government does? Actually the imperial message in jingoistic disinformation out
of the federal agencies and think tanks, are far less credible than the reporting by the international press.
However, most people avoid getting their news from written accounts. The trend for foreign interests acquiring or
starting a television network on satellite or cable will accelerate. Only distribution over the internet will grow faster.
Let’s hope the message will be worth viewing, since all news is a form of propaganda.
– August 25, 2013
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