Posted By LambChop
“People may expect too much of journalism. Not only do they expect it to be entertaining, they expect it to be true.” - Lewis H. Lapham, American publisher and editor, b. 1935.
Shocking shocker. Al Jazeera America is having major troubles attracting a U. S. audience.
After just two months on the air, Al Jazeera America kept less than half of the viewers who previously watched its predecessor - Al Gore’s feeble network, Current TV. The ratings are so low they are not even picked up by Nielsen.
Despite the fact that they are advertising the heck out of the network and it is carried in 44 million households, Al Jazeera America has averaged only 13,000 viewers a day since the August launch date.
For some reason Al Jazeera network executives have failed to address the fact that Americans view the network as “terrorist TV” – a vast propaganda machine designed to promote radical Islam and justify their acts of barbarism throughout the world.
Al Jazeera promoted videos sent to them by notorious terrorists including Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri and the heinous American traitor - Adam Gadahn. A reporter for the network was arrested for being a member of al-Qaeda. The network stood by him. And yet Paula Deen was fired from the Food Network for saying the "n-word" 27 years ago. Go figure.
“The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue.” - Edward R. Murrow, American broadcast journalist, 1908-1965.