Al Jazeera America is here – what does it mean?

Get Glenn Live! On TheBlaze TV

Al-Jazeera has managed to gain access to 48 million American living rooms 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Quite an achievement since a decade ago Al-Jazeera was almost considered an enemy of the state because of their frequent assistance to terrorists, including Bin Laden. What’s happened? Glenn gave an update on what this means on the radio show Tuesday morning.

Glenn started off by criticizing a lot of TV providers for carrying Al Jazeera, but telling TheBlaze and it’s fans that they don’t have a place for the network on its current channel lineup.

But what kind of network are they putting on instead?

“Think about this,” Stu said. “You were talking about not recognizing your country. Think about in the moments after 9/11 when you have this network being Al‑Jazeera being criticized by CNN – where a lot of these anchors came from – for harboring terrorists essentially, saying that they were hiding tapes that could help the effort in the war on terror, intentionally to protect Osama Bin Laden.”

“I am telling you right now they are taking money from your cable bill and they are sending it overseas to Al‑Jazeera,” Glenn said.

“Now, I’m not asking for less voices. More voices, the better. How about informed people? You have to inform yourself. It matters who owns a company. It matters,” he continued. “This is an American‑owned, American‑operated, proudly American and not just rah‑rah red, white and blue, let’s go conquer a nation” America. That’s not what we believe in. We believe in the Constitution. We believe in small government. We believe in the power of the individual. We believe the world’s about to change, and we’re not going to be left in the dust. But we need your help.”

Glenn encouraged listeners to call their cable providers at 1-800-996-2529 and visit GetTheBlaze.com to find out find out what they can do to make a difference.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Fairly simple; the enemy is in the gate, and his propaganda ministries are about to hit full swing against America, and in turn convey intelligence back to their superiors under the guise of journalism 

    In short, it is treason against our nation and Obama approves.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

    U got it half wrong Snowleopard. This situation is bad, but American Corporations have been doing this and worse since 1980s. Many American companies keep the money overseas to avoid paying taxes and they send tons of jobs overseas as well and give money to corrupt politicians in other countries, so we are getting a bit of our own medicine. That’s call sick Capitalism . . .

  • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

    It also mean . . . Free Speech, Free Press, and the sounds of our glorious Capitalism

  • Anonymous

    I can not believe we are allowing the enemy to poison our airwaves with this hatred.

  • Anonymous

    .

  • Anonymous

    Al Jazeera doesn’t really have to worry about advertisers. They’re planning on running only six minutes of ads per hour anyway. The network is funded by grants from the oil rich ruling family of Qatar.

  • Anonymous

    An email I received from Glenn, earlier, sums it up perfectly…

    The World Trade Center hasn’t even been completely rebuilt, but Al-Jazeera has managed to gain access to 48 million American living rooms - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s quite an achievement since a decade ago Al-Jazeera was nearly considered an enemy-of-the-state because of its frequent assistance to terrorists, including Bin Laden. We don’t want to stop Al-Jazeera. Instead, we want to have another choice: TheBlaze. Do your part

  • Anonymous

    Many of our elected officials have in effect sold us out and we certainly know what Al Gore got out of it. We need Glenn Beck and the Blaze TV more than ever. We MUST stand up for our rights and the way we do that is to exercise them boldly and in numbers. Our system is failing us becasue we failed it. We refused to get involved becasue the political arena was full of crooks. Surely, we can see where that mentality has gotten us. We need elected SERVANTS like GLEN BECK. I know it is a lot to ask, but will YOU serve GLENN?

  • Anonymous

    I have to disagree with Glenn on the Free Speech aspect of Al Jazeera’s carriage on American networks.  Glenn has it wrong.  Sandy Baird has it wrong.  That is if you’re speaking of Constitutional / Bill of Rights protections.  Free Speech pertains ONLY to protection from the Federal Government oppressing people who speak their mind.  It has nothing to do with protecting the speech of people between other people, nor people vs businesses.  This is a most common misunderstanding.   

  • Emory Hanlon

    AL Jazeera can be on 25 hours a day but I won’t waste a single minute watching it. Even if it were’t Muslim, they paid millions to buy Current TV from Al Gore, and that, alone is reason not to watch it.

  • Anonymous

    So if you drop your cable altogether you can subscribe to Beck and not have to pay for Al Jazeera?  At least I think that’s how it works.  A lot cheaper, too.

  • Anonymous

    I doubt if they get many viewers.  MSNBC, anyone?

  • Anonymous

    I sent my email through my aol and Verizon account and requested the Blaze TV the other day during a call about a billing issue.  The rep didn’t even know anything about the Blaze and that she wasn’t getting any calls request it to be part of Direct TV line up, or so she said.  I asked at first to have the programming number to call to make request and she said she noted my request on my account and that Direct TV goes through these notes.  Yeah right.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jill.russellbanks Jill Russell Banks

    I contacted Comcast, my provider, & requested the Blaze. They told me they’d take it to the development team. When I spoke to the representative, she said there was a lot of requests for the Blaze !!! I Love your show Glenn Beck !!! Jill

  • http://www.facebook.com/jill.russellbanks Jill Russell Banks

    Everyone, PLEASE request The Blaze from your TV provider !!! Honest & Truthful TV !!! 

  • Usufur Bigman Ridley

    AL JAZEERA, I CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH IT

  • Jaamoose

    Al-Jazerra has been found to be far more independent and trustworthy than, say, Fox. It’s news from an international standpoint, much like the BBC, and it’s refreshing. Why would Comcast, or any network for that matter, not want to carry it as opposed to Beck’s fear-agenda freak show?

  • http://twitter.com/jsbrodhead Jeff Brodhead

    Glenn,  Have you changed your stand on BS-Barry’s eligibility yet?

    There is a foreign POS-OTUS occupying the Oval Office and last I knew, you would not stand in support of those of us who want proof of the eligibility, or the ARREST OF THE INFILTRATOR.

    That ONE ISSUE switched me from watching you every stinking day, to occasionally catching something you say.

    You want backing (I’m going to hammer Comcast, if they are carrying Al Gorezeera) to get on Comcast, back us up too! 

    Or show us where we are wrong!

  • Jaamoose

    Snowlepoard, you are one crazy cat…

  • http://twitter.com/jsbrodhead Jeff Brodhead

     Funded by Americans filling their gas tanks!

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart why do insist on making an asshole out of yourself?  You claimed the enemy is at the gate, wrong!!!!!  We’re inside you head honey, there is no escape.  You’re are doomed!!!   Obama is hiding under your bed, he’s watching everything you do.  The first thing he said was you need to get laid more.  No wonder you’re so unhappy.  BATTA-BING!!

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart, what hatred are you talking about?  Can you be specific?

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart, Are you a creationist?

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart, what do you have aginst al gore?  Be specific.  Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    Not so sweetheart, are you a jackass?

  • Anonymous

    What I have “aginst” you is your annoying habit of calling people sweetheart, not to mention your refusal to learn how to spell.

  • Tea Party Marine

    The civil war is coming because that is exactly what the king wants!  To my fellow Marine brothers I say don’t let it be racial! Let the movement go forth with the belief that our Constitution is the best way! Promote it! Pursue it! YOU DO what you took an OATH too! To protect and defend the constitution of the United States! We must stand together for the country!

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Once again you twist words, make up stuff and make the usual insults and slander due to your denial of the truth.

    Enjoy your madness idiot.

  • domytoruluq

     мy coυѕιɴ ιѕ мαĸιɴɢ $51/нoυr oɴlιɴe. υɴeмployed ғor α coυple oғ yeαrѕ αɴd prevιoυѕ yeαr ѕнe ɢoт α $1З619cнecĸ wιтн oɴlιɴe joв ғor α coυple oғ dαyѕ. ѕee мore αт…­ ­ViewMore——————————————&#46qr&#46net/kAgk

    Al
    Jazeera doesn’t really have to worry about advertisers. They’re
    planning on running only six minutes of ads per hour anyway. The network
    is funded by grants from the oil rich ruling family of Qatar.

  • Anonymous

    What a utterly stupid remark.

  • Anonymous

    We do not need another Muslim influence in our country, especially on TV, etc…

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart, why don’t you believe me?  We got you on video, you’re into some kinky stuff!!  Thanks for the show, you animal!!!!!!!!

  • Edward Rubinstein

    I’ve been following Glenn since his CNN days, and most of the time I agree with him. However, here I must disagree. Having more voices is generally a good thing, BUT the way things are going in this country, Al Jazeera could very easily become truly mainstream. Then, regardless of whether it’s watched or not, it’ll be a social influence, as the major networks are today. THIS CANNOT STAND. Al Jazeera needs to be shunned and eliminated from the American airwaves any way possible. The vast majority of the American public won’t know or notice their influence until it’s far too late. We need to act now!

  • vivalapresley .

    I just saw that it was on my cable. Just makes me sick!!! Sure as hell I am NOT goin to watch it!

  • Al Packer

    Just a personal opinion, Glenn, and not to take away from what you have said about Al Jazeera  — but I have been checking in periodically on Al Jazeera English web site,  and I have the pretty strong feeling that when it comes to reporting news, including Middle East news  — they seem to be more complete, accurate and unbiased than the American media including politically correct Fox News.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    How the lies continue, put deed to word and show the stuff or be confirmed as the grade-A liar and insane person you fully are.

    No tapes exist, nothing at all.

    So put up or shut up jackass.

  • Mr_TrueReality

    Still on Glue HUH Sgt. Pepper….

    Glenn doesn’t really know the details of the air contract with Al Jazeera America and Comcast…..Al Jazeera could have just ‘bought in’,  for a hefty sum I might add….

    Only the really BIG content providers get paid by the cable companies to carry their content since it makes up their “core”.
    Disney, Scripts, Tribune, Viacom…these are some of the BIG DOGS.

    It doesn’t matter what the viewers want to have available….that programing is available somewhere else if the comsumer really wants it.

    What matters to these media businesses is $$$$$
    If Glenn wants TheBlaze on cable as a default channel, he will have to buy in or, sell to a major media company and let them leverage to get it on.

    If you want The Blaze NOW…..(once again) it would be best to get it on one of the other platforms rather than waiting for the system to change!!!!!!

    Beat the system…..don’t fight it!!!!!

    Don’t bruise your head on the wall GB, I’ve been there :-)

    MR TR

  • Anonymous

    Another nail in the islamic coffin in which America finds itself.  

  • bumpkin

    While I have Both programs available on my Dish service, Old Al will NOT be stepping foot (or finger) in MY LR!

  • Anonymous

     The head of the America branch’s last name is O’Brian too, or something like that.
    What I think is interesting is their stated interest to avoid what most of the other channels have fallen into with hyperbole and opinion driving their programming.

  • Anonymous

    I was watching the ad for Al-Jazeera which started airing today, and saw that one of the images, which at first look like an American flag.  After freezing the ad at the flag image and looking closely, I found that instead of stars, in the blue area were many left hand only white transfer prints and one not identifiable print.  In Islam, a person feed himself with his right hand only, and cleans his butt, with his left hand only.  That flag was intended as an insult to America.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    i think that “viewership” that has “gone up” in america are sleeper cells.

  • Alayna Nikole

    We were once told by a not so very smart man, “If you want to know who the terrorists are, follow the money.”

    It seems as though the message was correct but who expected Al-Jazeera Gore?

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, you must be awfully scared of something to freak out about another channel. So much that you actually name it and then say when the starting date was(The station started at 2:00 central yesterday afternoon not midnight). A good rule of thumb for next time is if you don’t want people to know something exists don’t talk about it. Even if it’s to be against it. There are people around who decide that if someone is talking bad about another something in order to keep his viewers away from that other something then that other something must have stuff going for it.

  • Anonymous

    I saw more advertisements for the channel than I think I’ve seen for any other channel.  It nearly made me sick to my stomach with the crap they were saying.  Sad!!!!

  • Anonymous

    The bloated, delusional, arrogant, morally bankrupt, soul-less Al Gore should be tried for treason.

  • jalina susan stutte

    Pachy don’t you ever sleep? You try and try to spread your evil communism throughout this website and how’s that working for you? Not well I see because your preaching to people who are sane, moral Americans idiot! Now go play with yourself and leave the grown ups alone.

  • Anonymous

     Maybe “sweetheart” is or is not a creationist, but you clearly are an idiot.

  • jalina susan stutte

    Look IDIOT go quietly into your cave and Kill yourself! That would be good for humanity. You are nothing but pond scum vacmancan.

  • jalina susan stutte

    No vacmancan that’s you humping your camel. Did allah tell you to do that along with little boys? Burn your Koran dumbass.

  • jalina susan stutte

    This is another attempt by the muslim terrorists to promote Sharia Law and communism and we must not accept this.

  • Guest

    Vacuumcleaner man is a blowhard.

  • americanathlete

    Big surprise!!! And yes I’m being sarcastic!!!!!!!!!! Obama has committed treason on a daily basis since he got elected in 2008. Give boxing gloves–or better yet brass knuckles to George Washington and let him beat the pi$$ out of obozo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Unbiased, Mr Packer?  You must be kidding!  Do you honestly believe Americans will get the truth from anyone?  The closest TRUTH I have found is on the Blaze, Real News, and Wilkow. These programs start, nightly, at 5 PM.  Sadly I can’t get them on my TV but do have a ROKU.  It angers me that verizon fios will put al jazeera on the air and not THE BLAZE TV.

  • Bella Angel

    Glenn, my brother in Christ, I have been following you for many years now.  I was one of the many who demanded The Blaze for Cablevision, and with our insistent phoning, we had The Blaze within 2 weeks of calling.  Please NEVER give up Glenn; although; if you must for a myriad of reasons, I would understand and still be grateful and a better being for even knowing you.  I feel very honoured to be part of your dynamitic organization.  Just don’t give up trying and succeeding at what you truly want to do.  Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can ever go wrong!  God bless you and your family Glenn.
    All my love and blessings,
    Bella Angel  

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart, want to make a deal?   I know how to make those videos disappear, if you catch my drift.   How much are those videos worth to you?  BATTA-BING!!

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart, I’m an atheist and so are you.  Care to wager?

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart you need to watch my show.  And by he way, we came from pond scum.  BATTA-BING!!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C_NzZWFaxQ

  • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

    Who told u I am a communist? Have you seeing my voting ballots or something. Remember one thing, do not assume anything in life, maybe those conservatives that you follow are “dead wrong” and you keep falling. Plus, I have the same rights u have and one of them is call free speech, so keep your bad beat and insults to yourself, which it says a lot about your own growing up. God bless, though.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

    Why when someone who think different and disagree with you is making stuff up? Maybe you need to look deeper to the conservative movement and you will find plenty of stuff made up for a reason . . . to push a right-wing/conservative agenda that, at the end, won’t win more folks . . . Take my word, if you have not seen it already . . . The right wing movement will NEVER win another election again, NEVER!!

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    I’ve already reported the moron to the moderators and hope they ban him for his threats of blackmail.

  • Anonymous

    Was El Gazebra the first to publish Daniel Pearl being decapitated?
    If so I have a mental picture of ABC, NBC, and CBS launching the next hit series.
    A Dick Van Dike type walks in the door and anounces “I’m  home!!!” The voice from the kitchen is heard to exclaim, “Start popping the popcorn! The kids will be down in a minute and turn the TV to El Garbageza!” There is going to be some great beheading on tonight!!”
    Ah! Better living through the mainstream media!

  • Anonymous

    Verizon needs to do much to improve its customer service.

  • Anonymous

    Al Gore speaks out of two sides of his face.

  • http://www.facebook.com/manuel.manjarrez.313 Manuel Manjarrez

    send the money to Japan China or South Korea Taiwan or Malaysia.  They have better dramas and animation than hollywood at least it is not proproganda and if it is you expect not from the communists in or news media or entertainment industries.  That is why they keep them out because their stuff would be more popular than the crap we have right now on air

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1373524872 Victoria Thiel

    Why is Fox advertising this station?

  • Anonymous

     Why do you even reply to this fat Queer?  He just loves to feed on your comments, just ignore  em’.

  • Anonymous

    Yes….I can. However you will not be able to dispute it.

  • JON

    I just got Al Jazeera on cable. It is an excellent channel. It is totally unbias. The best thing to do is watch it for yourself and then make an informed decision. Don’t listen to Glenn Beck about it. He is totally paranoid!

  • Taz

    I love how Glenn is actually showing same propaganda as royal families of Qatar?

  • Aaron Michael

    And yet… They are the only one who reports on real actual news

  • Lanette McAfee

    The original Al Jazeera channel’s willingness to broadcast dissenting views, for example on call-in shows, created controversies in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf. The station gained worldwide attention following the outbreak of war in Afghanistan, when it was the only channel to cover the war live, from its office there.[10]

    In the 2000s, the network was praised by the Index on Censorship for circumventing censorship and contributing to the free exchange of information in the Arab world, and by the Webby Awards, who nominated it as one of the five best news web sites, along with BBC News, National Geographic and The Smoking Gun. It was also voted by Brandchannel readers as the fifth most influential global brand behind Apple, Google, Ikea and Starbucks. In 2011, Salon.com said Al Jazeera’s coverage of the 2011 Egyptian protests was superior to that of the American news media. Hillary Clinton stated that the US was losing the information war as “Al Jazeera has been the leader in that [they] are literally changing people’s minds and attitudes. And like it or hate it, it is really effective,” she said.[11]

  • Lanette McAfee

    The info below is from Wikipedia. After watching, it is a channel that lacks sensational spins even in its documentaries where perspective is expected by most American audiences. Many topics covered are ignored by major news outlets. One documentary on the day to day life of a housekeeper separated from her family who live in a rural area of their South American country, had no commentary, just crude translation, leaving the viewer to come to your own conclusion. I was not sure if they were trying t show the difficulty of geographic separation, whether the family’s sacrifice was in vain (the family was not rich but not destitute).

  • Lanette McAfee

    We lose as a country if we censor. #constitutionfreedom of speech