Study Guide: Questionable Activists and Al Jazeera

1.                  FBI raids homes of anti-war activists

http://archive.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/09/fbi-serves-search-warrants-here-in-terror-probe.html

2.                  In raids, FBI seeks terrorist links; activists cry foul

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/09/29/fbi-raids-folo

3.                  Headless Body and a Fenceless Border <http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/261191/headless-body-and-fenceless-border-mark-krikorian>

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/261191/headless-body-and-fenceless-border-mark-krikorian

4. Report on Labor Movement from Freedom Road Socialist Organization — USA by Joe Iosbaker, Labor Commission Chair http://www.wpb.be/icm/98en/98en15.htm

JOHN NICHOLS – AL JAZEERA TIES

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2008/10/20081027141519803893.html#

  • John Nichols, a political writer at The Nation magazine, will be providing live analysis for Al Jazeera during our special US election coverage beginning at 22GMT on Tuesday, November 4.

JOHN NICHOLS IS CO-FOUNDER OF FREE PRESS & SITS ON ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

http://www.freepress.net/about_us/board <http://www.freepress.net/about_us/board>

  • John Nichols is The Nation's Washington correspondent and editorial page editor of the Capital Times in Madison, Wis. He is the author of Against the Beast: A Documentary History of American Opposition to Empire; Jews for Buchanan; and Dick: The Man Who Is President and co-author, with Robert McChesney, of It's the Media, Stupid!; Our Media, Not Theirs; Tragedy & Farce: How the American Media Sell Wars, Spin Elections and Destroy Democracy; and, most recently, The Death and Life of American Journalism.

John Nichols

http://www.democracynow.org/2010/2/4/robert_mcchesney_and_john_nichols_on <http://www.democracynow.org/2010/2/4/robert_mcchesney_and_john_nichols_on>

  • Why not a News Americorps, where we send young people into communities to work at community radio stations, to work in-to develop news sites in underserved places, maybe to supercharge a high school radio station, something like that? And why not, at the same time, supercharge funding to begin to get to something akin to European levels for public media, public broadcasting, and especially community stations around this country? There are simple things we could start doing right now, and these are not recreating the wheel. These are really policy choices.

HILLARY CLINTON REAL NEWS (MARCH 2)

  • In fact viewership of Al Jazeera is going up in the United States  because it’s real news…You may not agree with it, but you feel like  you’re getting real news around the clock instead of a million  commercials and, you know, arguments between talking heads and the kind  of stuff that we do on our news which, you know, is not particularly  informative to us, let alone foreigners.”

HILLARY CLINTON PRIVATE MEDIA SOT (MARCH 2)

  • We are engaged in an information war // our private media can’t fill that gap. In fact, our private media, particularly cultural programming often works at counter purposes to what we truly are as Americans and what our values are.

HILLARY CLINTON INFO WAR SOT

  • We are in an information war. And we are losing that war. I’ll be very blunt in my assessment. Al Jazeera is winning. The Chinese have opened up a global English language and multi-language television network. The Russians have opened up an English language network.

HILLARY CLINTON VALUES ARENA (MARCH 2)

  • We’re not competing in the way we need to compete in the information values arena. Al Jazeera is. The Chinese have opened up a global English network and a network in other languages. Russia has opened up a global English network. We are missing in action.

HILLARY CLINTON NO COMPETITION (MARCH 2)

  • Why are Americans watching Al Jazeera? Because we don’t have anything to compete with it. So they’re turning to Al Jazeera. So Let’s try to figure out how we’re going to win the information war.

(Reuters, 2/4/11)

Egypt coverage gives Al Jazeera surge in U.S. viewers

  • Meanwhile, the channel has experienced a surge in its U.S. online audience. By Friday its website's live feed had been seen by 9.4 million viewers, Al Jazeera said. Of those, 3.5 million viewers were in the United States.
  • Lacking a major TV distribution deal in America, the channel has focused on web distribution. The full 24-hour channel of Al-Jazeera English is only offered in three U.S. TV markets, the largest being Washington D.C through Comcast, Verizon FiOS and Cox, to a possible audience of 2.4 million, said a spokeswoman for Al Jazeera.
  • Since January 28, traffic to its website has spiked about 1,000 percent, with about half that audience of U.S. origin. Before its coverage of the Egypt <http://www.reuters.com/places/egypt> ian demonstrations, the channel had 60,000 followers on Twitter. It now has nearly 180,000, said Mohamed Nanabhay, head of online services at Al Jazeera English. Its Facebook followers have doubled to 340,000, he said.

America: An enemy of democracy? <http://blogs.aljazeera.net/middle-east/2011/02/08/america-enemy-democracy>

http://blogs.aljazeera.net/middle-east/2011/02/08/america-enemy-democracy

(2006) Al Jazeera's Readers on 9/11: 49.9% support bin Laden

http://terrorism.about.com/b/2006/09/11/al-jazeeras-readers-on-911-499-support-bin-laden.htm <http://terrorism.about.com/b/2006/09/11/al-jazeeras-readers-on-911-499-support-bin-laden.htm>

WE LOVE AL JAZEERA SOT MONTAGE

  • MSNBC, 2/28: It’s been so wonderful to see al jazeera merge as a key voice in news right now and if you look on their traffic, and you see that they’ve tripled in the last month, it’s quite incredible
  • NPR: I spoke earlier today that former State Department official named Katie Stanton. She's now vice president at Twitter. She says everyone, including government officials here in the States, are turning to Al Jazeera as a trusted source of news.
  • JOE SCARBOROUGH, MSNBC: Let's start with Al Jazeera. I was concerned because cable companies were not picking it up. I wanted Americans to know what people in the Middle East were saying.
  • BRIAN STETLER, NYTimes: One-point-six million people in the U.S. have watched Al Jazeera English online since Friday. I've been one of them. It's been fantastic.

How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

Watch the full episode below:

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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