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RIP Al Jazeera America

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Hmm, a new news outlet with a Middle Eastern name in a niche Fox News dominates. What could go wrong?
    Liut likes this.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    "Avoiding lawsuits is the goal."

    (To the Nationwide jingle)
  5. Liut

    Liut Active Member

    Awesome, Baron!
    Baron Scicluna likes this.
  6. You don't fuck with Peyton Manning.
  7. Liut

    Liut Active Member

    Every once in a while I would tune in looking for former C-SPAN host Libby Casey. Never found here. Don't know if she's still there or not.
  8. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Not for long, at least.
    Liut likes this.
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    But from the beginning, Al Jazeera America has been beset by lousy ratings and internal strife. Two former employees filed lawsuits last year against the company with charges of anti-Semitism and sexism in the newsroom.

    Shocking that such accusations would be made against a Qatari owned company.
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Or any media company for that matter.
  11. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    I thought Jews controlled the media.
    SpeedTchr likes this.
  12. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    I thought from the start they should have changed the name and was pretty sure it would never last. It's not like al Jazeera had any sort of reputation in America. Watched a couple of times and wasn't that impressed, and that name assured that a decent segment of our population would never watch.
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