Al Jazeera in AmericaOf course the news reports about this were so poorly done that I was left quite baffled as to what exactly the new Al Jazeera America channel will be. And also, who it is meant to appeal to. While I am forcing myself to maintain an open mind about this whole thing, I have to say that initially the entire thing kind of enraged me. My first thoughts were: "Do they really think I am going to watch a news channel owned and financed by the emir of Qatar?? Why??"
Doubts about the independence of Al Jazeera do not justify removing it from cable and satellite systems.
I still feel this way as I write this. Personally, the way that part of the world treats women is a deal-breaker for me. Until they treat women with respect, I want pretty much nothing to do with them. I don't consider them worthy of my time, actually. I find the way they treat women absolutely disgusting. I don't care how much fuckn' oil money you have or how many palaces you live in, or whether you call yourself king or emir. Treat women with respect, with equality, and I will respect you. Until then, forget it.
So, until that time, the idea of an "Al Jazeera America" disgusts me. And I am pretty fuckn' angry at Al Gore for making money off of this as well.