Al Jazeera America’s Launch: Another Excuse For Islamophobia

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from Media Matters,

In The New York Times, media reporter Brian Stelter described the launch of Al Jazeera America as “something a journalism professor would imagine” due to its “Fourteen hours of straight news every day. Hard-hitting documentaries. Correspondents in oft-overlooked corners of the country. And fewer commercials than any other news channel.”

The conservative media, however, saw the channel’s launch today as an opportunity to spread fact-free Islamophobia.

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