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Hoping the FIOS will not put Al Jezeera on our system

Hoping the FIOS will not put Al Jezeera on our system

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Contributor NYJm
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Registered: ‎08-26-2013
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I chose Verizon FIOS over Time Warner ONLY because Verizon airs Al Jazeera America.  For those who don't know anything about the channel (including how to spell it), please don't ask the company to remove the channel.  If you're not interested in the channel, then don't watch it.  However, as an educated person who cares about the quality of TV news, I think this country desperately needs a channel devoted to real news, not screaming talking heads.

 

And for those who think that the original Al Jazeera channel is there to solely to promote the Arab world and nothing else, take note at the following:

 

Every single country in the Middle East has shut down Al Jazeera or expelled its journalists except for one (excluding Qatar, of course).  Can you name the country that never clamped down on Al Jazeera?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answer:  Israel.  That's right.  The Israelis never shut down Al Jazeera.  Additionally, no Israeli government spokesperson ever appeared on an Arabic TV station (except for Egyptian TV) unti Al Jazeera launched in 1996.  Yes, Al Jazeera covers stories that will **bleep** you off.  They actually cover stories that **bleep** off everyone from all sides of the spectrum. That's what makes it so unique.

 

 

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Silver Contributor III
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Message 52 of 91
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Wow.

Nothing says being "America" than wanting to shut down speech you MAY not agree with. I will not say "won't" agree with since it is apparent that there are those who will never watch the channel. 

 

It is nice to have a channel I can turn to that isn't awash i party politics like Fox News and MSNBC.

 

You want to avoid the channel? Don't tune to it.

 

 

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@Carl wrote:

Wow.

Nothing says being "America" than wanting to shut down speech you MAY not agree with. I will not say "won't" agree with since it is apparent that there are those who will never watch the channel. 

 

It is nice to have a channel I can turn to that isn't awash i party politics like Fox News and MSNBC.

 

You want to avoid the channel? Don't tune to it.

 

 


Well stated, I could not agree with you more!!

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Gold Contributor I
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@bettyjane wrote:

Please remove Aljazeer TV from the lineup.  Couldn't get that channel when it was Current TV.  This is even worse. Plenty more stations I would rather get if you actually want to ADD something to the line up. Do you hate this country so much that you want to force feed the propaganda that station is selling.  Verizon should be ashamed of themselves. 


Sorry Betty but is there any more UN-American than your post!?!?!?! Seriously you should be ashamed of yourself, there is nothing more UN-American than censorship. Nobody is forcing you to watch it,. 

 

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Contributor Darkdayz
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Registered: ‎08-28-2013
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All of America has memories of 9/11. That has nothing to do with this channel. If you decide to leave then leave. I personally block channels I dislike or watch them for perspective. Burying my head in the sand is never an option. So if you equate 9/11 with any channel it just shows how weak your constitution is to a differing opinion.
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Copper Contributor Comedy
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Message 56 of 91
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But I don't want to pay for it either...which I do..whether I watch or not!

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Copper Contributor Comedy
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Let Qatar pay for this channel...I don't want to!

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@Comedy wrote:

But I don't want to pay for it either...which I do..whether I watch or not!


You could say the EXACT same thing about every single other channel you do not watch.

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Copper Contributor unix-kid
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Registered: ‎08-20-2013
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@bobbo527 wrote:

@Comedy wrote:

But I don't want to pay for it either...which I do..whether I watch or not!


You could say the EXACT same thing about every single other channel you do not watch.


Bundling channels is (usually) the cheaper option for companies and consumers. 

Same goes for software suites. 

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Contributor tlr1
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Registered: ‎09-05-2013
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I am extremely disappointed that Verizon has opted to carry the Al Jazeera channel in its line up. This is owned by the fundor of Al Qaeda, a leader in the Muslim Brotherhood, who is responsible for terrorism against Americans, Christians, and Jews. The decision to support this network is anti-Christian and unAmerican. I will likely pull my subscription and find another cable provider if this channel is not removed.

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