Obama admin official urges cable companies to carry Al-Jazeera


AL Jazeera is filled with anti-American propaganda. It is also awash in anti-Semitism. The material broadcast stokes terror and violence.

Why would the person who Barack Obama appointed to be the Assistant Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, Juliette Kayyem, advocate American cable companies carry the channel-a channel that cannot help but inflame tensions and anger and one that is not known for unbiased accuracy.

From an op-ed by Kayyem in the Boston Globe:

FOR THE past few weeks, a parallel plot line to the revolutions in the Arab world has been playing out in the media. With rare exceptions, the largest American cable and satellite providers simply do not provide viewers access to Al Jazeera English, the cousin to the powerful Qatar-based world news network. AJE has launched a full-fledged campaign – including advertisements quoting, of all people, major US news figures – to convince cable carriers to open their programming. But most have declined: Burlington, Vt., is the closest city to Boston where viewers can see the network on television.

AJE’s battle with the cable carriers is major news in the Middle East. Not carrying the network sends a message to the Arab world about America’s willingness to accept information, unfiltered, from the very region we spend so much time talking about. These television wars began not in Tunisia or Egypt, but in Iraq.

We have enough terror apologists in the media already without an entire station devoted to obscuring the truth being beamed into America’s homes.

Some of her bio from Harvard Law Bulletin:

She was a litigator at the U.S. Justice Department when he was assistant attorney general for civil rights during the Clinton administration. But what came to define her time there was her passionate fight against the use of secret evidence to detain about a dozen people—most of whom were Arab men. Kayyem came to believe that within the FBI and the Immigration and Naturalization Service, there was a bias against Arabs and Muslims which the Justice Department had a responsibility to address. She eventually became an adviser to Attorney General Janet Reno ’63, and in that role she pushed Reno to re-examine the detention policies. She was also the only Arab-American member of the National Commission on Terrorism, formed after the bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania (her appointment caused some dismay among Muslim-American leaders, who pointed out that Kayyem is Christian, not Muslim).

Her and her husband are well connected:

She is married to David Barron, a former Harvard lawyer who is acting assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel.

Kayyem and Clinton are on the same page, as Clinton pimps Al Jazeera while pointing out her and Obama’s own failures.

Clinton further told the committee:

“Al Jazeera is winning. The Chinese have opened up a global English language and multi-language television network, the Russians have opened up an English language network. I’ve seen it in a couple of countries and it’s quite instructive.”

Even though Clinton didn’t name names, she was placing the blame  for “ceding what we are most expert in to somebody else” on every administration since Reagan, including that of her own husband.

If Clinton wants the U.S. to really get back in the game, then she and others in the Obama administration need to muster up the courage to send real information, real (dare I say) propaganda overseas to counter misinformation from Al Jazeera, China amd Russia etc…  We can’t rely on fluff programming to do the job for us.

Not to mention doing something about the propaganda running rampant on U.S. sites like al Youtube.

More from Cliff Kincaid via Unreported: Al-Jazeera’s expansion in U.S. as a Homeland Security threat:

Al Anstey, managing director of Al-Jazeera English, has recently been meeting with cable providers such as Comcast to demand more media access. His campaign will succeed unless Americans contact Comcast executives with their concerns. The telephone for the corporate office is 215-665-1700.

However, the channel’s brazen cover-up of the sexual assault of CBS News reporter Lara Logan has had the effect of waking up even some liberals about the channel’s real agenda. This has been a significant turning point. For example, liberal columnist and editorial writer Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post has denounced the channel in harsh terms for ignoring the Logan assault.

Al-Jazeera has already been shown to play a role in radicalizing Muslims abroad to make Americans into terrorist targets. Is there any reason to believe its impact in America itself would be any different? Through Al-Jazeera English, the channel could further stir up and inflame Arabs and Muslims inside the U.S.

Could its increased presence in U.S. media markets spark more terrorism on American soil from home-grown Jihadists?

It’s also a question that Comcast executives should consider before making a rash and reckless decision to put the channel into millions of more American homes.

Links to previous posts on al Jiz terror tv here.

21 thoughts on “Obama admin official urges cable companies to carry Al-Jazeera

  1. Gave up on television three years ago! I do miss some shows, NOT THE NEWS. There was and is a vast disconnect between what is said and what I see happening in my own community and read on line.

    • Iwatch Daniel Boone!Love some of the old shows!I love the way that DANIEL could split a tree in half with one hatchet throw!o.k.;I will try and stay on topic.I’LL bet MOHAMET could not split a tree in half with a tommy hawk

    • I agree. It is such a a waste of time watching their channel or any islamic biased channel, which you and I know is either subtlely or blatantly focused too much on their boring islamic related news or trying to find fault with westerners or us nonbelievers.
      They give too much publicity to their islamic leaders and their islamic terrorists. I just wonder why some people pay for their typical type of islamic threatening news.

  2. I won’t be paying for that crap that for certain…What is the purpose behind Obama’s appointee suggesting this? Get people more angry than they already are with the terrorist propoganda? You gotta wonder

  3. As soon as my cable company puts Aj-Jazeera on the cable menu……..I’m cancelling my subscription and will NEVER go back to them. I will never support a terrorist supporting news media, bent on bringing Islam control over North America!

  4. I don’t mind alJazeera in the U.S.
    All it will do is give us more lies to deconstruct, and more opportunities to humiliate political Islam.

    • Agree with the first first part of this motivational reply. Against an attempt to humiliate Political Islam that can be self-critical, suggest reforms, and become balanced. At the same time, we should not fear the battlefield for the hearts and minds. We can readily dissect and address Al Jezera’s failures to meet the criterion of balanced reporting. We should have the confidence to engage and win in any discourse. We are not shy in using facts to point out the shortfalls in Al Jezera’sperspectives.While we are imperfect, the Muslim world as reflected by Al Jezera has a lot more to answer for in the arena of human rights. Lets engage rather than retreat from this clash of values and ideals. In defining and distinguishing the gaps in human rights, hypocrisy, and attempts at delegitimization. This is at contest that we can readily win. Lets stop all this hand ringing and find the courage to substitute the power of our values and ideas. Persuasion beats the use of munitions any day. Nonetheless, keep the deterrence of force to defend your interests.

      • when the ARABS put FOX on their networks in Arabic and FArsi it might be fair- until then IHATEJEWZEERA is just one more outlet for Muslims to poison American minds

        • keep remembering these are the same people that want the CIC to have power to cut off your internet- and tried to SHUT DOWN any oppostion channels in USA using bogus legislations and tampering with FCC –
          they want free speech for ISLAMICS but not Americans who disagree with them??
          can you say HYPOCRITE?

  5. Nothing more than OBUUUUMMMMAAA and NAPOLITANO propaganda to get the AMERICAN PEOPLE to fall in love with SHARIS LAW in the U S. Just proves that OBUUUMMMAAA is truly an MUSLIM IN THE CLOSET. He is carrying out his FATHERS WISH to CRUSH COLONIALISM in the WORLD. READ HIS BOOKS that truly explain his ambition’s. LOCK and LOAD.

  6. Aljazeera reports the news, eh?

    Head on over to their English site and run a search on “Lara Logan.” You will find one result referencing her–from 2007.

  7. For once I disagree with Creeping Sharia. I watch AlJazeera on my FTA satellite system and I think its about the best news station. They have great specials and get breaking news first. Yes, there is some propaganda but it is subtle and they usually have disgruntaled Americans on to provide the propaganda.

    • SUBTLE propaganda is STEALTH JIHAD.However;this news org does seem to be very professional;it’s just that they are anti-American..whether or not it’s the good things about America or the bad.I look at it myself from time to time.Many viewpoints offer a good final synopsis on any subject matter.I expect they will have much breaking news in the future!

      • Are they employing many foreign professional or western expatriates who are nonbelievers or of other faith to improve their already bad islamic image?
        anyway, I think aljazeera is full of hypocrisy and arrogance and not worth watching.

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