Fox is working hard to make you think that Al Jazeera is nothing less than an Al Qaeda sleeper cell.
You know how Fox Newsies are such champions of the First Amendment that they are always on the lookout for attempts to stiflediversity in the press? That zeal for free expression has flown out the window with the news that Al Jazeera English plans to expand in the United States. And whether out of fear or just because they love their hateration, Fox pundits are doing their best to make you think that Al Jazeera is nothing less than an Al Qaeda sleeper cell.
Yesterday, a Fox News contributor blatantly suggested that Al Jazeera was somehow (without bothering to give the details or evidence about how) connected with Muslim sleeper cells in Detroit. This morning, Michelle Malkin called the Qatar-based network “a half-billion dollar Trojan horse for Terror TV.” Host Steve Doocy thought it was not a matter of if, but how overtly the pro-Islam/anti-American agenda would be promoted.
As Malkin spoke, the screen conveniently split to show a photo of Al Gore, whose sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera is bringing about its expansion, standing under an Al Jazeera logo. (Just in case we had failed to associate Gore with these ENEMIES OF AMERICA!!!)
Malkin’s eyes bulged as she urged viewers to beware of the jihadism on its way to our shores under cover of objective reporting:
They’re hiring so-called investigative reporters now at all of these bureaus and they’re going to have an expansive reach into American homes. And I think it’s incumbent upon those of us who are very familiar with how Al Jazeera abroad has cheerleaded for terror that has taken American lives that they know who these people side with.
…Inevitably the mask will slip and we can all put on our shocked faces when it does.
Doocy added, "It’ll be interesting to see exactly when you turn it on, what it’ll feel like. I mean, will it feel like the Al Jazeera that you watch over in the Middle East or will it just be some homogenized thing that has a very subtle message?"
If you think there’s even a shred of honest concern being voiced here, then you must check out the anti-American screed Jon Stewart found from Rotana – the Saudi conglomerate connected to - you guessed it, Fox News.