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February 04, 2009

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TJ

"now penalizing Al Jazeera for Qatar's political decisions still contend that they believe in freedom of the press."

One can only make this statement if one believes that AJ can be considered "press" and not a propaganda organ. Leftism destroys rational thought, Mr. Nissenbaum.

Julia Hurley

What is Israel so afraid of? The truth being told? This is more ridiculousness in Israel's war on the press.

Laura

Actions, sadly, speak louder than words.

jimbo

This is how totalitarian states operate; control the media, one way or another. Works for North Korea. Leftism is rational thought, TJ. That explains why it's no longer the "Hannity and Colmes Show".

Kija

Israel continues to build its own destruction

TJ

Jimbo,

You are a case in point. North Korea is a leftist state, and since you are leftist, it is probably difficult for you to comprehend the irony in citing it as an example to support your case.

Al Jazeera is only "media" in the literal sense that it broadcasts propaganda over the medium of airwaves and the medium of the internet. But it cannot be called a member of the press or a journalistic entity in any objective sense. This may be difficult for a leftist to understand, but AJ's party honoring terrorist and child-killer Samir Kuntar is not an example of "objective journalism."

Jon Shcrieb

TJ your statement shows your lack of intelligence. Since when has communism been considered leftist. You are probably one of those people who believed Jesus walked the earth at the same time so I'll excuse your stupidity. Communism= rightist if anything and socialism = leftist. Consider this your free education

Jon Schreib

TJ your statement shows your lack of intelligence. Since when has communism been considered leftist. You are probably one of those people who believed Jesus walked the earth at the same time as dinosaurs so I'll excuse your stupidity. Communism= rightist if anything and socialism = leftist. Consider this your free education

Jeff Guthery

Jon Schreib thanks for the free education and the free reminder of the the ill-founded, arrogant prickishness that accompanies so many of your political ilk.

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