Let me get this straight....you are KIDDING me!
We've got bloody RT which does NOTHING but slam the US and praise Putin 24/7, but Al Jazeera English was short-circuited by a few ... uninformed people?
OK, before I get into a shouting match here I simply want to challenge anyone who wants to slam me on AJE.
First, go to: http://rt.com/on-air/ Watch it for an hour and count the anti-US references you see and hear, the stories that tell of all the problems in America.
Then, go to: http://www.aljazeera.com/watch_now/ and do the same.
Then come back here and let's discuss.
BTW, as I was typing this I switched on RT, just to make sure it was what I remembered. Within 30 seconds I had been told how Newt Gingrich or Romney as President would curtail American civil liberties and the crawl at the bottom of the screen chided the US for "interfering" with its comments about the Russian election.
I want to know who is paying Dish to pick up this channel. Look, I know what Charlie's politics are...I can't help but wonder if he knows he's broadcasting this...stuff?
As a child, I would lie in bed at night and listen to Radio Moscow, along with many other shortwave stations. Even at the age of 12 I could discern the difference between propaganda and honestly reported news. Today's RT doesn't push the glories of Marxism as did the old Radio Moscow...but it is considerably more sophisticated in the ways it seeks to trash our country and its interests abroad.
Sorry for the rant, folks. This just pissed me off (as I guess you can tell).
RT is much better than all those Home Shopping Channels (aka 24 hour infomericals) that take up bandwidth on Dish.