Al-Jazeera America gains access via cable television to 50 million U.S. households in August. Viewers should keep in mind the sheikdom behind the camera.
Joseph Massad's "Truth, facts and facts on the ground" (Al Jazeera English) is remarkable for the sheer number of falsehoods by the Columbia professor that cast all blame for the Arab-Israeli conflict onto Israel, while portraying the Palestinians as blameless victims.
Al Jazeera's reporting on the unrest in the Middle East has received increasing attention. That should not obscure serious concerns that its coverage is biased in favor of an Islamic fundamentalist agenda.
It was a victory for Guardian and al Jazeera spin when some ostensibly objective media organizations were swayed by the advocacy journalism associated with the publication of the so-called "Palestine Papers."
A Palestinian teen reportedly shot dead by Israeli troops was in fact arrested by police in Egypt after he crossed into that country from Gaza, leaving the news media that reported on the supposed killing with a dilemma: Inform misled readers, or just ignore the new information?
Carter continues to plug his new book, venturing outside the mainstream media with outlets like Comedy Central's "Daily Show" and Al Jazeera English. His falsehoods fit nicely with Jon Stewart's satirical boast of "zero credibility."