‘Terror Supporting’ Al-Jazeera America To Shut It Doors on April 30th – American Military News

‘Terror Supporting’ Al-Jazeera America To Shut It Doors on April 30th

The controversial news outlet Al-Jazeera has announced that it is shutting down operations effective April 30th.

Al-Jazeera, the state run news outlet of the Qatar government, has long been labeled as hostile to the U.S. and apologetic towards radical islamic groups by critics. The closing down of operations is a good thing for those who support the U.S. military.

Al Jazeera America’s chief executive, Al Anstey, said:

“The decision by Al Jazeera America’s board is driven by the fact that our business model is simply not sustainable in light of the economic challenges in the U.S. media marketplace.”

Reaction on Twitter consisted of a lot of gloating:

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From the New York Times:

The cable news channel Al Jazeera America, which debuted in 2013 to great fanfare when it promised to cover American news soberly and seriously, is shutting down by the end of April. The move was announced at a companywide meeting on Wednesday.

In a memo to the staff, Al Jazeera America’s chief executive, Al Anstey, said the “decision by Al Jazeera America’s board is driven by the fact that our business model is simply not sustainable in light of the economic challenges in the U.S. media marketplace.”

“I know the closure of AJAM will be a massive disappointment for everyone here who has worked tirelessly for our long-term future,” he continued. “The decision that has been made is in no way because AJAM has done anything but a great job. Our commitment to great journalism is unrivaled.”

Read more at the New York Times

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