Sunday, January 30, 2011

Aljazeera's power

Aljazeera's powers are bigger than ever.  Its influence has only increased.  And when Aljazeera is provoked, like it has yesterday with its ban from Egypt, its coverage becomes more biting and sharp.  Those dumb Arab tyrants.  Director-general of Aljazeera channels, Waddah Khanfar, told me back in July that the US ambassador in Qatar receives a weekly State Department report on US complaints about Aljazeera.  He told me he once discussed the complaints with the US ambassador, and realized that the complaints included materials relating to coverage of Israel.  So Khanfar asked him why the US is relaying complaints regarding coverage of a country other than the US?