Just seven short years after Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld called the broadcaster’s reporting “vicious, inaccurate and inexcusable” and President George W. Bush joked about bombing it, Columbia University is bestowing upon Al-Jazeera its top journalism prize. Goebbels would be so pleased.
The overtly covert — or is that covertly overt? — propaganda war against the West is being waged on all fronts, but no organization has done as much to spread hate, lies and incitement to violence as Al-Jazeera. Al-Jazeera is the leading terrorist propaganda organization in the world. Jihad murder mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki has praised Al-Jazeera, and several years ago one of its most prominent reporters was arrested on terror charges. Al-Jazeera also has for years been the recipient of numerous Al-Qaeda videos featuring bin Laden, Zawahiri, and American traitor Adam Gadahn. Yet they never seem to be able to trace where these videos are coming from. They have repeatedly been set up at the point of attack right before a bomb went off, so that they could take the picture of the slaughtered, dismembered bodies.
91 American, Israeli and Canadian victims of Hezbollah rocket attacks have filed an unprecedented 1.2 billion dollar lawsuit against the Al-Jazeera television network. Al-Jazeera is accused of intentionally providing real-time coverage of the locations of missile strikes inside Israel, in violation of Israeli security regulations, thereby enabling Hezbollah to aim its missiles more accurately. More here: Stop Al Jazeera’s expansion in the United States -- Pamela Geller
Al-Jazeera's current target is clear -- to enable and assist jihadi groups to overthrow the US-allied regimes.
I joined Cliff Kincaid at a press conference exposing the infiltration and expansion of al jizz in the US -- go here.
Al-Jazeera English, which refused to report that CBS newswoman Lara Logan had been brutally raped in Egypt's Tahrir Square the night Hosni Mubarak fell from power, will be presented with the Columbia Journalism Award for "singular journalism in the public interest," Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism has announced. The school's dean, Nicholas Lemann, declared that "Al Jazeera English has performed a great service in bringing the English-speaking world in-depth coverage of the turmoil in the Middle East. We salute its determination to get to the heart of a complicated story unfolding in countries where news has historically been difficult to cover."
Dan Gainor, vice president of business and culture at the Media Research Center, a conservative watchdog group, told FoxNews.com he wasn't surprised by the selection.
“It isn't surprising that the liberal and Soros-funded Columbia Journalism School is also fond of the anti-American Al Jazeera," Gainor said in a statement. "Promoting Al Jazeera has become a new media cause célèbre, especially at The New York Times where criticism of America is a badge of honor. But awarding a state-funded propaganda network that supports radicals in the Arab Street cheapens what is left of the Columbia Journalism School name."
In 2007, Columbia University was criticized for hosting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a speaking engagement during which he repeated his inference that historical accounts of the Holocaust are myths and denied that there are homosexuals in Iran
Atlas reader Paul opines, "This, despite the network's gross dereliction in refusing to report the attack on Logan and its weasely explanation that "We believe, as a general rule, that we are not the story. When CBS issued their statement about the attack, they specifically asked the press to respect her privacy and that of her family. That's what we opted to do." CBS's statement actually was intended to make it known that Western journalists were under attack even after Mubarak fell.
This award is not only unjustified, it is obscene -- dhimmitude at its craven worst."