“Al Jazeera in the past positioned itself as the ‘resistance’ channel in the region. In 2011, it became the ‘Arab spring’ channel. Today, unfortunately, Al Jazeera Arabic is the ‘state channel’ of the Muslim Brotherhood across the Arab region.”
That said, the Saudi-funded Al Arabiya television channel, Al Jazeera’s closest competitor — like most news media covering Egypt today — has been faring just as badly when it comes to selective reporting of recent events. The difference is that Al Jazeera’s dramatic fall comes from what many saw as a higher journalistic pedestal.
As it prepares for the launch of its U.S. channel later this year, Al Jazeera remains a network staffed largely by good journalists, but run by a shortsighted and biased administration. One of the first steps Qatar’s young new emir took upon succeeding his father was to replace Al Jazeera’s director-general, who was a member of the ruling family. Perhaps the new replacement will be able to save the channel at this critical time.
ah….. ye olde times!
The day this channel stoped being managed by a proffesional and started being managed by a royal, I knew this was going to happen… and now that the new king enters inscene with the aura of pro-brotherhood around his oqal… it may get worst.
It’s been ages since I watched them. Even RT seems more interesting. And yes…. their agenda is more evident than AJ’s!!