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    I never had a doubt and posted here... AL-Jazeera was another propaganda tentacle of the US government... now imagine the top 5 US corporate media working partnerships with Washington DC and Langley, Virginia
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    21 September 2011


    DOHA, Qatar: Al Jazeera’s top executive, Wadah Khanfar, resigned yesterday after eight years as the head of the satellite news channel, the station announced on its website.

    The move has been linked to Wikileaks revelations of meetings with CIA officers.

    “For some time I have been discussing my desire to step down and the board chairman has accepted my decision,” Khanfar wrote.
    Shaikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani has been named to replaces Khanfar.
    His resignation came amidst a leaked US government cable suggesting that the Al Jazeera executive agreed to alter the content of the channel’s website after a US request to do so.
    It said Khanfar agreed to “tone down” objectionable content on the station’s website and promi

    Al Jazeera Chief Resigns After Wikileaks Reveals Close U.S. Ties


    1:31 PM PDT 9/21/2011 by THR staff
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    Wadah Khanfar stepped down from his post at the Qatar-based website on Tuesday.

    Wadah Khanfar, the director-general of Al Jazeera, has resigned after eight years of leading the network. His departure comes on the heels of a release by whistleblowing website WikiLeaks of U.S. diplomatic cables that implied that Khanfar was open to changing editorial content at the request of U.S. authorities.


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    The leaked cable from 2010 indicated that Khanfar was in constant contact with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, and would promise to tone down items on the website that were met with complaints from the U.S.

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    The leaked cable talks about a meeting of the U.S. embassy in Doha with Khanfar to discuss a website piece, "Live Testimony Concerning Tal Afar," that showed witnesses giving their accounts of U.S. military operations in Iraq.
    Khanfar, according to the cable, "had taken a look at the piece and had two images removed (two injured children in hospital beds and a women with serious facial injury)." The cable also indicates that Khanfar wanted to keep the arrangements a secret.

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    “After 8 years of service leading Al Jazeera, I have just announced that I am moving on,” Khanfar wrote on his Twitter. “8 years is a long time to be leading a Network. Renewal and change is always good.”

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    During Khanfar’s time at the helm, Al Jazeera a single channel to a media network with multiple properties including the Al Jazeera Arabic channel, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera Documentary and Al Jazeera’s news websites.
    Khanfar was replaced by Sheik Ahmad bin Jasem bin Muhammad Al-Thani, a member of Qatar’s royal family. The network is based in Qatar, and mainly funded by Qatar’s royal family.
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    I thought everyone already knew how corrupt they were .

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    I thought everyone already knew how corrupt they were .
    ha! just like everyone knows how corrupt the MSM is! i think the only reason "patriotic" americans didn't "trust" al jazeera is because it is run by Arab people.

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    Sounds like the CIA went a step beyond 'knowing' their enemy to controlling the so called "enemy."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romulus View Post
    Sounds like the CIA went a step beyond 'knowing' their enemy to controlling the so called "enemy."
    That has been the plan for sometime .

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    If I had any photoshop skills to speak of, I'd totally shop that guy as a borg soldier - he was assimilated.
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    I think one piece of the puzzle missing is the other accomplice in all these crimes and propaganda...

    the CFR, Council on Foreign Affairs... WHen the orchestrated Egyptian Arab Spring was commenced, their were CFR boots on the ground in Egypt, then CFR articles, print, radio and TV propaganda appearances were executed like clockwork. The CFR member communications officiers were hosted across all forms of media to sell the incited revolutions as welcomed democracy. The Egyptian Hoax, the Libyan Hoax, the Concocted Turkish floatilla/Israeli explusions... on & on.

    'THE WORLD's a Stage' and we are all being played by the masters.


    History does repeat itself and no one has to look further than studying 1930's Germany and the rise of the Nazi powers. The usage of new technologies and organizations to create the 'Play of the Decade' in messaging/communicating the propaganda agendas.
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    It's probably tough to stay independent when the US military is literally murdering your correspondents.

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    Well, crap. I liked the fact that Al Jazeera was more "universal" in their news. Any suggestions for world news blogs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    I thought everyone already knew how corrupt they were .
    It's a surprise!


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    tailoring the news in the 1950s+1960s led to MOCKINGBIRD.
    quite possibly is this an old project or program revamped???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ifthenwouldi View Post
    Well, crap. I liked the fact that Al Jazeera was more "universal" in their news. Any suggestions for world news blogs?
    i kinda enjoy reading asia times online.

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    Oh the irony that the "terrorist news network" is actually controlled by the CIA.

    Hahahahahaha!!! Wonder what Hannity thinks about this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ifthenwouldi View Post
    Well, crap. I liked the fact that Al Jazeera was more "universal" in their news. Any suggestions for world news blogs?
    If you add infowars into the mix then you'll likely be able to see through anything major going on.
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    I watch the US media, Iranian Press TV, RT, and whatever I can find on the internet. I try to triangulate the truth. Anything that is run by a state (RT and Press TV) have an agenda, but they let their interviewees answer the questions and have 'non mainstream' opinions on more than CNN or Fox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ifthenwouldi View Post
    Well, crap. I liked the fact that Al Jazeera was more "universal" in their news. Any suggestions for world news blogs?
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    Not surprised at all.
    While they do have many independent thinkers too, when I looked at the top headlines on recent mideast events, they seem to have come same source that planted those headlines in US media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moderate libertarian View Post
    Not surprised at all.
    While they do have many independent thinkers too, when I looked at the top headlines on recent mideast events, they seem to have come same source that planted those headlines in US media.
    yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aratus View Post
    tailoring the news in the 1950s+1960s led to MOCKINGBIRD.
    quite possibly is this an old project or program revamped???
    The manipulation and infiltration of the media runs hand and hand with covert operations. Whether that be feeding little lies to the MSM for them to parrot or littering the streets with flyers. Oh, or giving children radicalized text books. You can't forget how effective that was.

    ETA: I just realized how old this thread was. Any specific reason for the bump, Dark?

    ETA: Ahhh, Current TV being bought by Al Jazeera. I heard and even commented in a thread about the news. Sometimes I'm a little slow putting two and two together lol. Much needed bump.
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