Friday, March 4, 2011
With March Madness approaching, our television docket is set but there were a couple of headlines over the past few weeks regarding our viewing preferences that did catch our eye.
Obama administration official urges cable companies to carry Al-Jazeera
And then, this:
Clinton: Al Jazeera is "real news"
Now, let's put aside for a moment the worthiness of the administration pimping for a media outlet and then, the Secretary of State turning media critic.
Not having spent much time surfing Al Jazeera, we've heard from some fairly reliable sources that it is somewhat anti-American and anti-semetic which may or may not put it at the level of some media outlets and Ivy league English departments right here in the States.
However, we've heard first hand from the author of The Only Thing Worth Dying For, a book which recounts the initial stages of our invasion of Afghanistan, that he received great treatment from that network.
So, here it is.... Al Jazeera.
We're running late so we'll bookmark it later.
Be active participants in the BwD experience and let us know what you think.
P.S. We're old enough to remember that T.V., as in all 8 or 9 channels, shut down after midnight and ran that test pattern shown above. For whatever reason, it stirs warm nostalgia but what was up with the Indian?