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Al Jazeera America (AJAM) Prepares To Launch


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#61 OFFLINE   KyL416

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 02:09 PM

Another example, this morning while everyone else was talking about who got snubbed at the emmys and boasting about how many emmys their network won, Al Jazeera had live coverage on the explosions at the mall in Kenya.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 03:49 PM

^^  But that's what teh American public wants.

 

They're obsessed with how big Kim's butt is or how tiny Miley's outfit it, you know, the really important things.


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 05:40 PM

So the US based networks had no coverage of the terrorist attack on the mall? Zero? I must have imagined the coverage I saw yesterday on the mainstream US based networks. Including live coverage. :rolleyes:

Perhaps AJA didn't give their viewers all of the news affecting Americans today. Don't forget that it is the American audience that pays attention to Hollywood. Entertainment is part of our lives. And it is a nice break from the horrors of the modern world.
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 07:14 PM

Here is what transpired over the last hour and a quarter on AJ Jazeera English, the predecessor of Al Jazeera America.  How does it match up to what you are seeing on Al Jazeera America on cable TV?

 

7:45
Brazil deaths over land ownership, as tribesmen fight to retake it from agribusiness farmers  37 dead within the last year The Brazilian government doesn't ordinarily investigate or prosecute deaths on private property emanating from battles over land ownership
 
7:47
Death in US Louisiana 3rd in 2 years over brain eating Amoeba .  Interviews with US govt officials, local residents
 
7:50 Sports
Soccer in Spain
Italian soccer suspension of "Super Mario"
Liverpool's first defeat of season, key player returning
America's cup, US versus new Zealand
Grand Prix car penalized
The Ashes England sprint squad selected "bowler?"
Pan Pacific Open Women's tennis
Slovenia European Championship celebration. Tony Parker
 
7;55
Feature on world's largest container ship.  As long as 4 football fields and as wide as one.  Fuel efficient
Triple E class, built in Korea.  There are 3 now, 20 within a year.  50% more efficient than other
18,000 containers.  Problem is over capacity, which will persist.
 
7:58 coming up graphic guide
Promo for Inside Story
Touts Syria feature on Feb 1973 attack on Israel on a show to be called  October (?)
 
8:00 Kenya.  All hostages accounted for/ freed  63 killed incl 3 Al Shebab fighters.
"Some" gunmen are still holed up in the mall.
Reporter commenting on implications of Al Qaeda involvement
Exclusive interview: Kenya's foreign minister said Al Shebab did not act alone
 
8:07
Iran opens way for talks regarding nuclear proliferation.
 
 
8:09:30
Egypt court orders forfeits of Muslim brotherhood property
Appeal being taken but the accused are not there, in hiding
Brotherhood Protests will be banned
Additional restrictions on Brotherhood activity
 
8:11 Foreshadowing upcoming stories on Guinea election, Louisiana amoeba-related deaths
 
8;12 weather, US, southern Canada treated as one weather area, then  Mexico, Central America and Caribbean
 
8:13:40
Senegalese wrestling special promo
 
8"14:30
Repeats headlines: Kenya hostages, Iranian nuclear program, Muslim brotherhood appeals suspend rulings against them
Further reporting of top story on Kenya
Amina Mohamed Kenyan minister, interview
Abu Omar, says they are against an international Christian Crusade
Q Is Al Qaeda giving orders?  A: We are taking orders from our leaders.  When they instruct, we obey
 
Interview of Matt Brighton. Wash DC think tank analysts
Answer: It is not helpful to apply labels at this time
Re "Christian caliphate" blame by terrorists: Not plausible, as gunmen killed Somalis, Muslims, non-Muslims
Q: Does Al Shabab have resources to do this?
A:  Nothing new for Al Shabab, has done similar attacks in Somalia and has reached Uganda.  Shift is to find target of opportunity and to do so without detection.  Was it a skilled cell or lapse in law enforcement?
 
8:21 Blackberry buyout
Fairfax Financial Holdings will lead buying consortium
Will not save job loss of 4,500 employees
 
8 22 40
Delaying Guinea election
First election since 1958.  Ruling party believes it will still win
Opposition party says trouble registering and not enough polling places in areas where they have been strong.  Have been canceled five times before.  European Union will observe.
Forewarned of possible violence.  50 people have died over last few days in violence related to the upcoming election
 
 
8:25;20
Chinese removed and jailed official is appealing his sentence
 
8:25 40
Guangdong providence typhoon
10,000s of thousands still w/o power.  Worst flood in 30 years.  Gave gave warning, 100,000s evacuated, cut down death toll, but Destruction severe
Province of 100,000,000
 
8:27:30
Repeats Louisiana brain death story.  Mostly duplicate of 7:47 segments
 
8 29 50 Says go to Al Jazeera .com to watch live (which is where I am watching it already)
 
8' 30 15
Kenya Gov't says hostages released.  Another account speculates that there may be some hostages we don't know about.
Foreign minister exclusive says Al Qaeda, not Al Shabab, responsible
Kerry set to meet Iranians, Iranian has already met EU Foreign Policy chief
 
Recapitulation of headline story subjects
Muslim Brotherhood will appeal
Iran Nuclear program
Blackberry sale
Angela Merkel looks to form coalition
 
 
 
 
 
8 33  Inside Story
UN headquarters.  Host asks why are demands for security council meeting ignored.
Special edition, from 15 seat council chamber.  Council is deadlocked over Syria
For 60 years, Kennedy Khrushchev, Reagan, Mandela, Arafat.
Power to council and five have veto; winners of WW2
 
Guests
Ambassador from Norway (Pederson)
Acting Brazilian Ambassador (Dunlop)
Pakistan on sec council (Masood Kahn)
Pakistani says council has to be reformed.  Has focused on seats
Norway agrees w Pakistan
Q to Dunlop Brazil: Do you agree with veto by WW2 winners?  A: Says need initial steps before discussing veto.
Masood Kahn: Pakistan presently has deployed 8,000 peacekeeper troops.  150,000 over past few years.  Most of 114 nations that have contributed.
Pedersen: Norway is 6th or 7th biggest financially, 30,000 peacekeepers, pop 5 million
Size of body tripled 51 to 193, but increase of security council from 11 to just 15
 
Samantha Power, current Ambassador from US, criticized council back in 2004, because Russia and China violate and US exempts itself from any subjugation.
 
Q: Deadlocked on issue of Syria
Norway said shameful. 
 
Q: Why did this happen?  4 million displaced, 2 million refugees. 
 
Brazil ambassador talked like diplomat saying that the council does not develop trust by the members.
 
Pakistani says security council is doing great job at half a dozen African countries where the council agrees, but the obstacle in Syria is that Russia and US don't agree
 
Interviewer asks these members if they are being used as a rubber stamp. 
 
Pakistani: Need more cohesive council more intense involvement, need to evolve a decision that will help us destroy chem
 
Brazil advocates more security council members. Veto member to general member was initially1/10, presently 1/40
 
Pakistan says we should not replicate historic inequities.  Must make more responsive.
 
Concludes hour.

Edited by AntAltMike, 24 September 2013 - 04:37 PM.


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 12:50 PM

Watching AJAM as I type.

 

Thanks for the comprehensive recap, Mike.

This is the sort of news I want to see and hear.

No Hollyweird, celeb or Miley twerking her twat.


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 12:04 PM

^^  But that's what teh American public wants.

 

They're obsessed with how big Kim's butt is or how tiny Miley's outfit it, you know, the really important things.

 

That is when she wears an outfit. :)

 

I saw a wrecking ball version where she sure looked naked in parts of it.

And of course this one http://www.rollingst...-child-20130924
 

Now if they could cure that skin disease she has...................

 

It is like watching a train wreck in slow motion


Edited by TBoneit, 25 September 2013 - 12:08 PM.

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