'Baltimore Sun': Marginalize Beck, Mainstream Al-Jazeera
Even if they won't say so out loud, this, I think, reflects the thinking of many among our elite journalist overlords: Conservatism must be silence and marginalized, but an openly anti-American, anti-Semitic network that became our mortal enemy in Afghanistan and Iraq must be mainstreamed -- you know, all in the name of diversity:
I am so pleased about this sale. It makes American media a smarter and more diverse mix – and that makes this a better country. …
Comcast, Dish, DirecTV, Verizon and AT&T have agreed to the switch from Current to Al Jazeera America, which is good news for Baltimore and other Mid-Atlantic viewers.
Let's be diligent in watching and reporting on who does and does not carry the channel.
But let's keep fools like Beck, with his pitiful poor-me-I'm-a-victim-of-prejudice whining, in the margins of the American media conversation where they belong.
That's logic of the "Sun's" media critic, David Zurawik. He also quotes this fool:
Seib, a professor at the University of Southern California who directs the Center on Public Diplomacy there, added, "When things go crazy in the Middle East, Al Jazeera English is where you go if you don't speak Arabic. And the television sets throughout the U.S. government last year when the Arab revolutions were getting under way were all tuned to Al Jazeera English."
Seib, who also edited a book of scholarly writings on the channel that was published in February under the title "Al Jazeera English," concluded, "It's depriving the American public of a different voice. No one is compelled to watch it. But it should be available."
If the Ku Klux Klan or American Nazi Party started a cable news network that watered down its core message and proved itself capable of covering certain stories well, would this USC professor and Zurawik define WKKK as nothing more than "a different voice?"
Zurawik doesn’t even consider Glenn Beck's opinions a "different voice." But Al-Jazeera, a gateway drug into and defender of Islamo-Fascism, must be given a platform!
Flaking for Al-Qaeda's Axis Sally is bad enough, but to demand a conservative voice be marginalized in the same breath might rank as the most revealing look at the leftist mind we've seen in a while.
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