Al Jazeera English’s senior political analyst is under fire for telling a prominent Jewish writer that he “gives Jews a bad name” and should know his place by showing “some Jewish humility.”
Comcast dropped a popular rural television network last year right before launching the unproven Al Jazeera America network, one of several concerns raised by witnesses on Thursday about the company’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable (TWC) and its potential market power.
MSNBC and Al Jazeera America were the least searched major news outlets online in 2013, Mediaite reports.
An Al Jazeera investigative reporter who worked on the network’s high-profile probe into Yasser Arafat’s death was fired last Monday after raising concerns about the objectivity of the network’s Arafat coverage.
Al Jazeera America’s ratings are so bad, they are considered a “scratch” and do not get reported by Nielsen, the New York Post reports.
Al Jazeera officials are keeping quiet following reports that the Qatari-owned news organization is funding high-class hotel suites for the exiled senior leaders of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.
Al Jazeera America’s ratings sputtered so badly last week, some of its daytime programming hit zero in the 25-54 age demographic and its primetime shows fell into the single digits in that category, Mediaite reports.
The Al Jazeera news network announced on Thursday that it would take legal action against “Egypt’s military-backed government” after it ordered the station’s local affiliate to end its broadcasts.