Thursday, May 30, 2013

Decline of Aljazeera

The story of Aljazeera's decline is not surprising: I am surprised that Aljazeera, in its eagerness to bring down the Egyptian and Syrian regimes, fell so fast and lost so much viewership.  I was talking to Aljazeera anchor last week, and he said that the decline is due to the rise of local channels, as in Egypt. I said that is true but Aljazeera's crisis is largely due to its crude propaganda in the last two years. He did not seem to disagree.