Keeping on Jacqueling’s theme of Al-Jazeera, also following our brief discussion in class about the superiority of its news coverage, I thought this piece was interesting. Recently, Hillary Clinton said that Al-Jazeera was winning the information war and the American media was losing it. This piece from Al-Jazeera discusses this “information war.” Here’s an excerpt from the website:
“America is facing an information war … and we are losing that war.” That is what Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, said as she spoke before the Senate foreign relations committee.
The war, she says, is being won by networks that offer “real news”. She praised Al Jazeera and said that it is changing peoples’ minds and attitudes.
The video can be found here: