Front page of Al-Jazeera English webpage:
-Fighting in Mogadishu
-Swat Taliban extends ceasefire
-Wall Street slump sparks Asia fall
-Several smaller stories, such as Us to give $900 million in aid to Gaza, N. Korea to launch satellite, etc.
Front page of CNN webpage:
-Obama speech will be sober, hopeful
-Advertisements, advertisements, advertisements
-9 year old bride walks down aisle in Texas
-Possible octuplet dad wants DNA test
If that stark comparison doesn't do it for you, compare it to other mainstream mass market news agency webpages.Â Here's what you are likely to find on MMMNAs: proof that people are crazy, some white girl died, Obamaobamaobama, gloom and doom about how poor off Americans are.Â Here's what you find on Al-Jazeera: people with real problems, information on countries that are actually struggling, a brief glimpse at the next Taliban (Mogadishu?)
For those of you that actually care about world news, the real news, not the crap CNN and other MMMNAs spoon-feed people, take a chance on Al-Jazeera.Â It's not Al-Qaeda for crying out loud!Â Not everything that sounds remotely Arabic or Middle Eastern is a terrorist.Â The majority of terror attacks on American soil come from crazy Americans, not crazy foreigners.
The news is not something you watch to keep yourself entertained until the next episode of "Who Wants to be a Millionare" comes on.Â It's a vital public service that American news agencies fail miserably at.Â I seriously get more enjoyment out of my local news.Â At least they can tell me the weather.
So, again, give Al-Jazeera English a chance.Â