NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21: Will Thorne accepts a Webby award for Al Jazeera English in the Mobile apps news tablet and other devices category onstage at the 17th Annual Webby Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on May 21, 2013 in New York City.
Because of the way American consumes television news, a lot of it is personality-driven. And so far, Al-Jazeera doesn't have those names to draw an audience.
For our listeners, the deeper question may be, 'Does Al Jazeera have the editorial independence to point a spotlight on human-rights abuses in Qatar?' ... I did a little digging on that, and while I maybe wouldn't give them an A, I would at least give them a B-minus or something.
Our listeners, we felt, were unlikely to be bothered by Al Jazeera, at least in the 'it comes from the Arab world, therefore it's not worth listening to' reaction ... If our listeners like Al Jazeera, if we can hold the Democracy Now! audience, then I think we have to think about making it a Monday–Friday, one-hour-long news segment.More quotes »
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