Al Jazeera Pleasing US Too Much

Qatari-based Al Jazeera goes out of its way to show its objectivity to the US, claims blogger Asad Abu Khalil. “(F)rom Sep. 11 until two years ago: Aljazeera aired 11 hours of Bin Laden tapes and some 500 hours of Bush's tapes. The network now goes out of its way to cover any utterances (even sneezes and yawns as I once said on Aljazeera) by US officials just to prove its “objectivity” to the US administration,” he notes.

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  • One wonders if AJE remains rather over cautious in approach and its treatment of news. How will it be different than Euro News, Russia Today or France 24?

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