Thursday, November 16, 2006

English Al-Jazeera

English is very much a world-wide language and it is not surprising that Al-Jazeera has chosen to begin an English-language broadcast. Al-Jazeera has every right to broadcast in English.

What surprises me, is the Western journalists that are involved with this enterprise. Nigel Parsons, a former BBC staffer is running Al-Jazeera International. David Frost, who will continue his work with the BBC, will host a weekly interview program for Al-Jazeera. Riz Kahn, formerly with the BBC and CNN International will host a Washington call-in show. Josh Rushing, a former Marine spokesman will become a reporter for Al-Jazeera.

This apparent rush to support Al-Jazeera is troubling to say the least. Its a bit like watching members of the Allied forces going to work for Germany or Japan's propaganda machine.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

how do you know it's propaganda? have you seen it yet?

4HisChurch said...

I was referring to German/Japanese propaganda during WWII. However, I've come to the conclusion that almost all "news" can be seen as propaganda of one sort or another these days, including news on American telvision.

jon said...

Wow.. could I ever take a comment seriously that questioned whether anything from Al Jazeera is propaganda? Perhaps they're unfamiliar with their news practices.

Furthermore, the BBC is not known for accurate reporting so I'm not really surprised — they're pretty unabashed in terms of their anti-American bias and news coverage where omission of all the facts is quite common.

As to whether she's seen it or not: A sewer is a sewer, you don't have to visit another sewer to know it stinks if the new sewer is simply an offshoot of the same line.

4HisChurch said...

Thanks for the comment, Jon! I added your blog again to my list. Your photography is beautiful, as usual.

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