I watched them sometimes when they first came to my cable system, but not as much lately as in the beginning. They showed too many 30 minute or hourlong documentaries and not enough news. Not that the documentaries weren't necessarily well put together or newsworthy, but I was really hoping for more breaking news coverage and a channel that deviated from what the big three cable news networks were doing. Al jazeera wasn't that.
That said, they did offer some coverage of things nobody else would touch, which is sorely needed because of the big cable news channels' corporate sponsors, like oil spills, IP rights issues, and bank shenanigans.
tl;dr it was a disappointing channel but I'm still sorry to see it go.
This is coming from a right-libertarian: you're being retarded. Not every socialist is a communist but every communist is a socialist. Socialism predates communistic ideas and Marxism by centuries. I, however, do believe it is a slippery slope and socialist counties need to watch themselves.
Yeah but theyre actual Russian propaganda with alotta shills in their comment sections
So you have the trade off of news you wouldn't normally hear and having to take a much bigger piece of salt with it than Jazeera
There isn't a single superior news source for Westerners. Everything else is either horribly skewed and opinionated or hidden behind puff pieces and thinly-veiled advertisements. Al Jazeera's opinion articles were always total horseshit, but at least they were labeled opinion front and center.
so it looks like the goal was to shut down the channel they bought like I suspected. We lost the only non profit news station (current TV) to al jazera now they are pulling out. So now there is no media outlet not owned by the media conglomerates in america. Its all downhill from here boys.