Sold Out: Talk Radio Host Grills Soledad O’Brien on Al Jazeera Funding
Posted by addisethiopia on August 13, 2014
Hugh Hewitt had one question for Soledad O’Brien on Monday: Is she on the payroll of terror sponsors?
“Are you still a special correspondent for Al Jazeera?” Hewitt asked the veteran journalist on his radio program.
“I am,” O’Brien responded. “I run a production company, so I work with National Geographic, with Al Jazeera America, with CNN, with HBO, and a number of other companies.”
“Businessweek Today has a story on Qatar, which owns Al Jazeera, and the headline calls Qatar a patron of Islamists,” Hewitt continued. “It says that Qatar funds and arms Islamists fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad and bankrolling Hamas in the Gaza Strip. So honest question: How can you take money from them?”
O’Brien responded by defending Al Jazeera’s reporting, saying that she puts quality journalism above all.
“I know that the journalism can be good,” Hewitt pressed, “but if the funding for the journalism comes from a regime that is funding ISIS, does it creep you out?”
She wouldn’t give a straight answer.
“Well you know, I think again, at the end of the day, the thing that I think about is the journalism,” O’Brien said. “And I think those are very complicated issues. They’re not as straightforward as that.”
“Is there anything that would cause you to say if Qatar was shown to be funding ISIS, would you quit Al Jazeera?” Hewitt asked.
Again, she wouldn’t say.
“Very rarely do I operate in hypotheticals,” O’Brien responded, but said she would “take it under consideration.”
When Hewitt later asked if Qatar is funding Islamists, she replied that “it’s unclear to me.”
CNN Is Being Sued After Correspondent Arwa Damon Reportedly Bit an EMT While Drunk in Baghdad
That bites! CNN is being sued for more than $1 million by an EMT who claims one of the network’s correspondents bit her while drunk and seeking medical assistance, TMZ reports.
According to the lawsuit obtained by TMZ, EMT Tracy Lamar claims that Arwa Damon, a Beirut-based Senior International Correspondent, was in the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad last month when she became “seriously intoxicated” and “unruly and violent.”
After authorities arrived, Lamar was reportedly trying to help Damon when the correspondent bit her on the left arm. TMZ reports the suit claims that while being provided medical assistance, Damon declared she was a “major reporter for CNN.”
My Note: CNN’s ratings are down because nobody seems to trust them anymore. Unfortunately, the owners will not allow the station to tell the truth – they kill the truth. Just look at CNN international; the ads are louder, the journalists make too much unpleasant noise, no integrity, no honesty – THEY SIMPLY HAVE LITTLE TO TELL!
They parrot uncritically the New-World-Order controlled global mass media Propaganda. Almost all the journalists and presenters of CNN and co. who ‘have something to say’ are often partial, biased and opinionated, self-righteous, self-centered and selfish – in no way qualified to report or comment due to these facts. The only things we have now with such news media are disinformation,misinformation or distractions. Folks are so shrouded in Lies and Deception, they seem unable to see what’s coming.
On one hand, I give credit to their core journalism skills, on the other, I’ve been able to notice that 10 of the most irritating, boring, attention-seeking and overrated. CNNInternational correspondents, presenters and commentators who destroy CNN are:
- Richard Quest
- Becky Anderson
- Hala Gorani
- Fareed Zakaria
- Christiane Amanpour
- Anderson Cooper
- Sara Sidner
- Arwa Demon
- Nima Elbagir
- Reza Sayah
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