Last login: Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Al Jazeera clearly plays a large role in the media internationally. Al Jazeera does have a credibility problem and it has to do with it's lack of even coverage. Rob Reynolds, senior correspondent for Al Jazeera states over and over again that there is no bias in Al Jazeera when the reality is that Al Jazeera is extremely biased in many areas. Let's take its coverage of Israel for one example. When one goes to aljazeera.com, the articles pertaining to Israel are extremely biased and often inaccurate. I am not here to defend Israel's actions on the world stage, but there is a clear and consistent bias against Israel at all levels. Go to the "conspiracy" section and see for yourself. There are articles claiming that Israel is responsible for Iraq invading Iran, for the 9/11 attacks, and even claiming that Israel is responsible for all the authoritarian regimes in the region. These are not facts. Then go to the comments section. The comments villify the Jewish people as animals, compare the Jews to Nazis, claim that the holocaust did not occur, call Jews "baby killers" or wish that Hitler finished the job. The disrespect is so strong that the Jewish people are called "Jus" as though they do not deserve the time to have the proper spelling. Many of these articles are theory opinion pieces and inflame hatred. I am not saying that must be stopped, but it must be called what it is, biased propoganda fanning the flames of hatred. There is an old saying, if you lie, lie big and say it over and over again and the people will believe you.
March 1, 2011 at 3:15 p.m.
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