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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Terror TV

I just found this site, Friends of Al Jazeera! [Hat Tip: Jeff Jarvis]

Anyway, they have a poll "what best describes Al Jazeera", and one of the options is Terror TV! Well, What can I say, for me that sounds like the right name.

6 Comments:

Blogger Brian H said...

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April 20, 2005 4:53 pm  
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April 20, 2005 4:54 pm  
Blogger Brian H said...

So far, 12/36 votes are for Terror TV, leading the pack! C'mon, every vote counts!

April 20, 2005 4:56 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys really crack me up... Your "oooh...let's all rush and vote in this poll and prove that AlJazeera is bad" attitude is real mature.

But hey, I'm sure the poll is just as scientific as the Iraqi "elections".

AlJazeera is like a mirror...maybe if you weren't out in London (watching Al Hurra or Fox, I'm sure) you'd actually have a clue about what is happening in the Middle East...

April 22, 2005 12:22 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will tell you exactly what is happening in the ME. Libya turned in its nukes, Syria is leaving Lebanon, there has been some voting in Saudi Arabia, there has been voting amongst the Palestinians and some of Arafats men are being kicked out. Best of all Saddam Hussein is locked in a cage like the animal he is. His sons were killed and some of his henchmen are going on trial and will be executed by the Iraqi democratic government. So go ahead, and tell me that Al Jazeera is behind any of this or even remotely suports any of this. Terror TV best sums al jazeera up.

April 26, 2005 6:06 pm  
Blogger CaliValleyGirl said...

I have a theory about Al Jazeera. It reminds me of something I heard a while back. Stalin, wanting to prove to his fellow Soviet citizens the horrors of capitalism, organized a private screening of "The Grapes of Wrath." In this movie, a farming family from the Dust Bowl has to pack all their possesions into the family's car, leave the farm and drive West in hopes of better fortunes. Stalin wanted to gloat and show how American capitalism lead to the Great Depression, and how families were left homeless, etc. Well, it had a different effect: people came out of the film going: "wow, even the poor have cars in America."
And I think that is the case with Al Jazeera. Many people are watching it, and seeing messages other than what was intended to be sent.

And the unintended message is one of freedom of opinion, democracy and increasing personal freedoms and opportunities in Iraq and other countries. Those are the images they see behind the burning cars, behind the blown up buildings. And I think that may have more effect in the long run, than any commentary made.

April 30, 2005 5:45 pm  

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