Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America?

Al Jazeera AmericaHave I been living under a rock? How did I miss this? Al Jazeera is starting a news channel in the US? I’m sure Fox trotted out the usual parade of ignorance. CNN no doubt has a vested interest in reporting this negatively.

But, let’s be honest. American cable news is so lacking, Al Jazeera America saw a market! In so many ways, current American cable news is to blame, if you think this is bad!

And who is this guy, John Fugelsang? Aside from making me feel like I’m about to suffocate (Dude, breathe already!), he’s hysterical!

Al Jazeera America represents something more than news that isn’t profit or ratings driven — they represent foreign investment in a country where the two-party system outsourced your jobs. They represent facts over opinion and they represent our cultures coming together just a little more, whether you bigots like it or not. In the end, your racism doesn’t matter. They’re gonna launch. The channel will evolve and grow. And the people who really believe Obama is really a Muslim will also believe that coddling the wealthy, cutting programs for the poor, invading countries that never attacked us, and hating those who are different are Christian.”

I’ll be interested to see how this unfolds, but frankly, this troubles me less than the Republican party.