Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday.
HILLARY CLINTON: "Viewership of Al Jazeera is going up in the United States because it's real news. You may not agree with it, but you feel like you're getting real news around the clock instead of a million commercials and, you know, arguments between talking heads and the kind of stuff that we do on our news which, you know, is not particularly informative to us, let alone foreigners."
Al Jazeera's english language channel streams live on YouTube and on it's own site. Ratings are up 2500% since the uprisings in the Middle East began.