AOC has sourced articles out of Al Jazeera from our inception. We like Al Jazeera very much and find it to be far more even-handed in reporting issues than say FOX News. We have never found a major discrepancy between Al Jazeera and the BBC News, for example.
Often we go to Al Jazeera to check for reporting that runs counter to what we’re reading in the Western press. Not being big TV watchers, we were surprised to learn just now that Canadian viewers can turn on Al Jazeera English cable TV but most Americans cannot.
For all practical purposes, Al Jazeera is blocked from broadcasting in America.
The result of the Al Jazeera English blackout in the United States has been a surge in traffic to the media outlet’s website, where footage can be seen streaming live. The last 24 hours have seen a two-and-a-half thousand percent increase in web traffic, Tony Burman, head of North American strategies for Al Jazeera English, told HuffPost. Sixty percent of that traffic, he said, has come from the United States. via Huff Po
A few days ago, Anne proposed that the fact that only 28% of biology teachers teach evolution as mandated by numerous court cases is that they fear reprisals from a few parents. Our children are not educated in science fully endorsed by the Vatican but opposed by fundamentalist Christians who say Genesis is true and should be the law of the land.
The minority rules although some of our Conservative friends — many of whom accept intelligent design — have pointed out that the teachers should be help accountable for not teaching what both their curriculums and the Supreme Court mandate.