Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Shame on Aljazeera

The sinister role of Aljazeera (Arabic) has gotten worse--much worse.  Yesterday, I was seething all day because it could not break from its annoying, obsessive non-stop coverage of the Libya story to report extensively about the Israeli murder of Palestinian children.  Aljazeera and Al-Arabiyyah (station of King Fahd's brother-in-law) barely covered the story and both were covering extensively the Libya story and the "successes" of Western bombing of Libya.  Worse, today, as news of the explosion in Jerusalem came, Aljazeera did end its Libya coverage (albeit temporarily) and provided non-stop live coverage of the news of the explosion.  It seems that Aljazeera now operates according to the Western standards by which Israeli victims are more precious than Palestinian victims.