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Re: Hoping the FIOS will not put Al Jezeera on our system
lastinline
Newbie

This is not a matter of closed-minded prejudice. There's a reason why some many countries want these people shut down. They are a propaganda machine for the Qatar government. They are sympathetic to enemies of freedom and secular government. I don't say that they should be completely banned, but I feel very strongly that I should not have to support them with my subscription dollars. It's not like paying for the shopping channels or foreign language networks which are also part of the bundle because HSN ....(as far as I know, anyway)...is not set on the destruction of western freedoms. 

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Re: Hoping the FIOS will not put Al Jezeera on our system
wharding02
Newbie

welp... too late....They're Here!!!!  As soon as I can find a suitable internet provider we will be taking our $130 month/plus business somewhere else!!!!!

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Re: Hoping the FIOS will not put Al Jezeera on ...
armond_in_nj1
Master

@lastinline wrote:

... I feel very strongly that I should not have to support them with my subscription dollars. It's not like paying for the shopping channels  ... HSN ....(as far as I know, anyway)...is not set on the destruction of western freedoms. 

 


Great analysis and easy to agree with, but then you've never seen my ex-wife's jewelry bills.

Re: aljazeer TV
bozey45
Enthusiast

In our area it is a subscription channel, as it should be.

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Re: Hoping the FIOS will not put Al Jezeera on our system
Nyne
Enthusiast

@wharding02 wrote:

welp... too late....They're Here!!!!  As soon as I can find a suitable internet provider we will be taking our $130 month/plus business somewhere else!!!!!


Try North Korea, {please keep your posts courteous} they are leaders in that.

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Re: aljazeer TV
PJL
Master

@bozey45 wrote:

In our area it is a subscription channel, as it should be.


Apparently you're not on FiOS TV then. 

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Re: Hoping the FIOS will not put Al Jezeera on our system
videoboy
Enthusiast

@eph610 wrote:

Yes I remeber the brillant coverage of Daniel Pearl's execution, or the Anwar al-Awlaki interview describing him as a Yemen-based Religious Scholar. The broadcast of threats and speeches by Bin Laden that they couldn't wait to air. That is just hard hitting news! It has nothing to do with giving a platform to terrorism. Verizon needs to drop this channel like a hot rock. I have been a Verizon customer for better than 10 years and as hard as changing over to a new provider is I will have to drop my service if Verizon continues to air al Jezeera America.


You , clearly, are confusing covering the news with celebrating it.  There is an important distinction.  Your memory should also include the fact that after AlJazeera broke these stories, all the other news services also covered them, including Bin Laden's threats, which President Bush used, quite effectively, to get re-elected..

Your problem might have been that these stories weren't reported with the proper accompanied outrage.  That is because you've forgotten what real news journalism is supposed to be.  There is a major pretend "news" organization that used to use the slogan "We report,.  You decide."  That is how it is supposed to work.  But if you need someone to tell you when to be outraged about the news, there are plenty of  media outlets that will be happy to feed it to you.

Re: Hoping the FIOS will not put Al Jezeera on our system
aaronwtfios1
Contributor

@bobbo527 wrote:

@Bellagiacomo wrote:


Kieran {edited for privacy}
Liked · September 7

1250 Patriots from all 50 states have already signed the #DropAlJazeera petition. SHARE this to spread the word.
.........


Nothing is MORE UNAmerican than censorship, you don't like the channel DON'T WATCH IT!!! Nobody has a gun to your head making you watch it.

1250 Patriots, more like 1250 bigots. 


yes, i don't see how people can make some of these statements if they have actually watched the channel. The news on Al Jezeera is presented in a less biased way than most of the US news channels.
Re: Hoping the FIOS will not put Al Jezeera on our system
Bfremgen
Enthusiast
I would love to see it added
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Re: Hoping the FIOS will not put Al Jezeera on our system
bobbo527
Specialist

@Bfremgen wrote:
I would love to see it added

It is already available, channels 114 and in HD on channel 614

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