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    REPORT: 22 Staffers Resign At Al-Jazeera Over Claims Of Biased Coverage In Egypt

    Adam TaylorJul. 8, 2013, 3:09 PM
    As the crisis unfolds in Egypt, Al Jazeera appears to be straining to appear neutral.

    According to an article in Gulf News, 22 members of staff have resigned due to the Qatar-based network's coverage. Anchor Karem Mahmoud reportedly said that those who resigned quit after “biased coverage” of the events in Egypt, and that the group had been ordered to favor the ousted Muslim Brotherhood over the newly formed, military-backed government.

    In an interview with Cairo Scene, Mahmoud explained his rationale:

    The coverage over the last few weeks was the tipping point – especially the airing of extreme speeches over the last few days, which have added to the crisis Egypt is seeing right now. There has been a strong insistence of airing unacceptable statements by some parties, as well giving much more space and air time to one group over another.

    Daily News Egypt earlier reported that two anchors have resigned from the station, including ten-year veteran reporter Hegag Salama, who reportedly told a Cairo-based TV station that Al Jazeera had “become an enemy of Egypt.”

    Al Jazeera has long been perceived as being close to the Muslim Brotherhood, and whether the accusations of bias are true or not, it appears to be severely hurting the network's ability to report on the crisis in Egypt. At a military-organized news conference earlier today, reporters from the network were kicked out, the Associated Press reports, while Reuters reports that some of the station's offices were raided by the military (though it remains on-air).

    Al Jazeera English reporter Rawya Rageh reports that threatening leaflets have been placed near the network's offices:https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOqx2tkCIAEbGLx.jpg:large




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    So, has Current TV shown a similar bias?

    Just wondering....
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    Amusingly enough, Rand Paul decided to dip his oar in the water and compare it to our military removing a Democrat President to install a Republican one, apparently as ignorant of the reality of what Morsi was doing to Egyptian Constitutional government as the entire Obama Administration was about the state of affairs in Honduras a couple of years ago, when they condemned the Hondo military for removing a President who was trying to take over and become El Supremo Por Vivo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    So, has Current TV shown a similar bias?

    Just wondering....
    Nobody knows because they have less viewers now than before Gore sold to AJ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    So, has Current TV shown a similar bias?

    Just wondering....
    Hard to say. If a cable network falls in the forest, and has no subscribers, did it make a sound?

    Quote Originally Posted by DumbAss Tanker View Post
    Amusingly enough, Rand Paul decided to dip his oar in the water and compare it to our military removing a Democrat President to install a Republican one, apparently as ignorant of the reality of what Morsi was doing to Egyptian Constitutional government as the entire Obama Administration was about the state of affairs in Honduras a couple of years ago, when they condemned the Hondo military for removing a President who was trying to take over and become El Supremo Por Vivo.
    Obama has shown one major area of consistency in his tenure, which is that he can be counted on to side against any American ally in any conflict, hence his support for Morsi, Ahmedinejad and the Honduran Chavez wannabe, but his snubbing of allies such as Gordon Brown (not so much an ally, as the leader of an allied nation) and, of course, Benjamin Netanyahu.


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    Nobody knows because they have less viewers now than before Gore sold to AJ.
    You beat me to it.
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