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Did I just hear Hillary praise Al Jazeera and trash US media?

No 128 Posted by fw, March 4, 2011

Don’t believe me? Watch it here —

Here’s how Democracy Now reported the story:

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has surprised many after she praised the news programming on Al Jazeera, while she criticized the over-commercialization of news programs in the United States. Speaking before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Clinton said the United States is losing the “information war.”

Hillary Clinton: “Viewership of Al Jazeera is going up in the United States because it’s real news. You may not agree with it, but you feel like you’re getting real news around the clock instead of a million commercials and, you know, arguments between talking heads and the kind of stuff that we do on our news, which, you know, is not particularly informative to us, let alone foreigners.”

While Al Jazeera English is broadcast to more than 200 million homes around the world, it is hardly available in the United States due to what critics have described as a media blackout by U.S. cable and satellite providers.

Refreshing! Hope that whatever Hillary’s got, it’s catching, and the entire Obama administration will erupt in a mad frenzy of truth-telling. Maybe tomorrow we’ll read this story:

“In a surprise announcement from the White House this morning, President Obama said he was nominating Julian Assange for the Nobel Peace Prize. Mr Obama admitted that he didn’t think himself a worthy recipient of the prize.”

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