Is Al-Jazerra now the most trusted name in news? Well, that's what Hillary Clinton and other leftist leaders are saying. The network has been gaining popularity ever since the events in Egypt, but people seem to be ignoring it's very anti-American stance. Glenn reacted on radio this morning.
Glenn played audio of Hillary Clinton saying, “ 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 arguments between talking heads and the kind of stuff this we do on our news which, you know, is not particularly informative.”
Pat joked, “Imagine having both sides presenter and the viewer would have to make the decision.”
“We knew it was the propaganda arm of the Middle East and Islamic extremism. We knew it. Now suddenly we're all saying, oh, yeah, Al-Jazeera, there's real news for you,” Glenn said.
“Why does she say you may not like it? Because they hate America and everything they do has that spin and they begin from that standpoint with every single story. America is the great satan. I was going to say, let's not forget. They have talking heads, too. The talking heads are through their contacts, videos of Osama bin Laden and the greatest terrorists on earth because they're playing them all the time,” Stu said.
“Who is their talking head on election night here in America? Do you know?” Glenn asked.
Glenn explained, “It was Robert McChesney who was saying we should have a PBS, robust, national PBS. We should pour more money into that. Let's get rid of all the commercials and everything else. That's who he goes over to help them with their coverage. That's who they go for. He helps them and now everybody in the press, and our own press is saying, we should watch Al-Jazeera. No, we shouldn't. If we're not covering it right start covering it right.”
Pat dissected Hillary’s statement. He said, “You have the commercial aspect which the evil corporations are making money on their newscasts. That's wrong. We know making money is awful. When these corporations are making money on news, that's even worse. You've got debate. You don't have the talking heads battling back and forth. We don't want debate, and you have legitimizing a Middle Eastern news source that is completely skewed and not real news. Not real news.”
“She is not legitimizing them. She is promoting them. The numbers are going up. Why? Because it's real news. You have the Secretary of State of the United States of America saying you cannot get real news here in America. You can only get it from Al-Jazeera and everybody knows it. This is insanity,” Glenn said.