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It is so amazing to watch how today’s news media reports on stories these days (or decides on which news they don’t want to report). Al Jazeera is coming to America — courtesy of former Vice President Al Gore. The Arab network, funded by Qatar, has just bought Current TV — the low rated liberal cable station that Gore helped to launch. Many people may not have even heard this news since the mainstream media has largely not reported this apparently because it doesn’t fit their agendas.


Al Jazeera has a long record as the chosen news outlet for Al Qaeda and other terrorist cells. It was through them that Osama bin Laden would regularly post videos attacking the west and call for renewed acts of terror. Having this network available in the US might also afford terrorist groups a new method of communicating with one another. At the very least, it will help whip up enthusiasm among Islamic viewers in America for jihadist terrorism. Some fear that its message will actually cause an uptick in domestic terrorism.

It is the height of hypocrisy that Al Gore spoke warmly of Al Jazerra saying its mission was similar to that of Current TV, to give “voice to those who are not typically heard, to speak truth to power, to provide independent and diverse points of view and to tell the stories that no one else is telling.”

Can you imagine if Mitt Romney had been involved in any part of bringing a network that was favored by Osama Bin Laden to the U.S.? It would be wall to wall coverage on all the liberal channels. Maybe this is one of those kind of stories that Mr. Gore was talking about that Al Jazerra will be reporting that no one else is telling us about.

Dave Goos


Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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