Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Gotta admit I'm curious about Al-Jazeera America, launching today and, happily, viewable locally. They claim they're going to be straight news, more in depth, less fluff and shouting, fewer commercials. Think I'll give it a look or two. They've hired respectable American TV journalists, including a guy from around here. It'd be ironic, wouldn't it, if it took a non-American outfit to produce the sort of journalism America desperately needs, and which has long-since disappeared from nearly all of our media, print and otherwise.
I've stopped watching all TV news, preferring newspapers and various online sources. If Al-Jazeera turns out to be as it claims, that might change.
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What a great negotiator. What great deals he'll make. Asshole.