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.
Al Jazeera America’s launch in place of the failed Current TV network was an unsurprising dud, TV Newser reports.
A New York state assemblyman has launched a petition calling on major cable companies to drop the newly launched news station Al Jazeera America and encouraged consumers to cancel their cable subscriptions if companies do not drop the network by the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.