August 19, 2004

Al Jazeera not being censored at RNC as they were at DNC

Arabic news network Al Jazeera, shut out of coverage of the Democratic National Convention last month in Boston, won't have their signage eliminated at this month's Republican National Convention in New York.

"We're delighted and thrilled" the sign will be on display in Madison Square Garden, Al-Jazeera spokeswoman Stephanie Thomas said.

USA Today reported today, "Lenny Alcivar, the convention's media spokesman, said Al-Jazeera is being treated the same as other news networks who'll set up studios in the skyboxes."

As NewsMax pointed out today, could Al Jazeera be any more biased against the GOP than any of the alphabet networks? I doubt it.

Posted by mhking at August 19, 2004 03:38 PM

Wouldn't it be too much to hope they'd give "fair and balanced" news?

Posted by: Lola at August 20, 2004 09:51 AM

I think the issue is that the RNC isn't worried that people will accuse Republicans of being too sympathetic to al-Jazeera's world view.

The Dems do have that worry. Maybe they should ask themselves why.

Posted by: Crank at August 22, 2004 03:15 PM
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