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July 08, 2013

Mass Resignation at Al Jazeera?


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According to a report on Gulfnews.com, 22 Al Jazeera staffers in Egypt have resigned to protest what they describe as the station's pro-Muslim Brotherhood bias.

Anchor Karem Mahmoud announced that the staff had resigned in protest against what he called “biased coverage” of the events in Egypt by the Qatari broadcaster.

Mahmoud said that the resignations had been brought about by a perceived lack of commitment and Al Jazeera professionalism in media coverage, adding that “the management in Doha provokes sedition among the Egyptian people and has an agenda against Egypt and other Arab countries.”

Mahmoud added that the management used to instruct each staff member to favour the Muslim Brotherhood.
He said that “there are instructions to us to telecast certain news."

This cannot be good news for Al Jazeera, which in August plans to launch Al Jazeera America, and which surely hopes to reverse U.S. perceptions that the station has a "vicious anti-Israel and anti-American bias," as the New York Times described it in 2001.

Such anti-Western bias continues today. And although it is unlikely to lead to any resignations, as did the network's alleged pro-Morsi bias, it is no less dangerous. For example, the blog Elder of Ziyon has recently pointed to the publicity the network has been providing for an anti-Semitic television series entitled Khaybar, including an article on the Al Jazeera website in which Khaybar's writer explains that Jews have been, and still are, treacherous and treasonous.

Posted by GI at July 8, 2013 02:56 PM

Comments

Al j jezeera America is made possible by
The immensely immoral Al Gore, who felt
His values would be most reflected by
Al Jazeera. The leftist --islamofascist
Coalition will destroy the republic. Notice how the so called
Human rights groups make an exception for advocates of genocide of the Jews. 655963

Posted by: Roslyn green at July 11, 2013 09:47 AM

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