Great News! Al Jazeera America is off the air. Comcast Channel 107 has not aired Al Jazeera America since midday Tuesday, April 12, 2016. In fact, channel 107 is no longer on the Comcast network.
USA Today reports “Al-Jazeera America, which failed in its attempt to establish another TV news network, signs off after a three-hour live farewell Tuesday.”
Florida Family Association’s efforts that influenced 260 out 275 (95%) companies not to advertise on Al Jazeera America certainly played an important role in their decision to close the channel. Two hundred nine (209) companies stopped advertising after the Florida Family Association office communicated with the companies’ CEOs and Marketing VPs. Fifty one (51) companies stopped advertising after being profiled in Florida Family Association email campaigns. Florida Family Association started contacting companies that advertised on Current TV as soon as Al Jazeera took control of the channel in January 2013. More than sixty companies advertised during the first week that Florida Family Association started contacting advertisers. Al Jazeera America averaged less than fifteen advertisers per week during the last year of operation. A complete breakdown of the companies is posted below.
If Al Jazeera America had advertising revenues to cover operating expenses Qatar would not have closed the channel. FFA’s efforts that influenced 260 out 275 companies not to advertise on Al Jazeera America played a major role in their decision to close the economically unviable channel. Many business analysts believe that Qatar, the Islamist country that owns Al Jazeera, made the decision to close Al Jazeera America because of declining oil revenues. Oil rich Qatar used the profits from oil sales to underwrite Al Jazeera America. The price per barrel of oil had dropped over seventy percent in the last two years. The decline in oil prices certainly gutted Qatar’s ability to underwrite Al Jazeera America which had no advertising revenues.
Why was it important to vigorously challenge American companies not to advertise with Al Jazeera America?
* No other company posed a larger threat for the most American companies to start doing business with Islamist companies.
* The news media does influence the political positions of the public. The Islamist political positions held by Al Jazeera officials and/or owner, especially those positions summarized below, posed a threat to changing American public policy that has protected life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
* American companies that acquired advertising with Al Jazeera America were giving United States consumer dollars to an Islamist Sharia minded regime.
* Eighty one percent of respondents to Al Jazeera survey said they support ISIS.
The New York Times reports “In a memo to the staff, Al Jazeera America’s chief executive, Al Anstey, said the “decision by Al Jazeera America’s board is driven by the fact that our business model is simply not sustainable in light of the economic challenges in the U.S. media marketplace.” Florida Family Association’s efforts that influenced 250 out 267 companies not to advertise on Al Jazeera America certainly played an important role in their decision to close the channel.
Al Jazeera America was owned by Al Jazeera, the Arabic news television channel headquartered in the Middle East (Doha, Qatar.) Al Jazeera purchased the Current TV channel from Al Gore, Joel Hyatt, Ronald Burkle, Comcast and DirecTV in December 2012. Current TV officially changed their name to Al Jazeera America on September 1, 2013.
Al Jazeera, whose leaders espouse hate for Israel, who showed disdain for Paris murder victims, is a news company that is owned by the non-democratic, monarch styled emirate of Qatar who allows wealthy citizens to financially support ISIS, supports the Muslim Brotherhood, backs the head of Hamas, espouses Islamic Sharia law and does not afford citizens freedom of the press. Qatar is a Muslim-majority country with Islam as the state religion. Qatar is ruled by an emir who has been very adept at using Islamists, especially the Muslim Brotherhood, to promote his country’s interests and bolster his own domestic legitimacy.
Two hundred nine (209) companies stopped advertising on Al Jazeera America after the Florida Family Association office communicated with the companies’ CEOs and Marketing VPs. Fifty one (51) companies stopped advertising on Al Jazeera America after being profiled in Florida Family Association email campaigns. The linked companies listed below are the companies that were profiled with online campaigns. The links connect to the appropriate Floridafamily.org articles. The following two hundred sixty (260) companies stopped advertising on Al Jazeera America after receiving emails of concern from the Florida Family Association office or thousands of Florida Family Association supporters.
Read it all and try not to laugh at this part because it was a propaganda war against each of you: Former Executive: Al Jazeera America Hemorrhaged Almost $600 Million in Last 2 Years