Washington, DC — A new documentary produced by Accuracy in Media (AIM), Terror Television: The Rise of Al-Jazeera and the Hate America Media, which examines the terror links and controversial funding behind Al-Jazeera’s new English-language channel, Al-Jazeera International, has already put the new network on the defensive.
Responding to AIM editor Cliff Kincaid’s charge that he was making big money from the Emir of Qatar, former ABC Nightline reporter Dave Marash declared on Fox News on Monday that “I am not taking a bath in petro bucks” in going to work for the emir’s new media project. Vigorously defending his new network, Marash declared that his boss, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, was merely investing in “income streams called media and education, and I don’t see anything wrong with that.”
While insisting that he had taken a pay cut to work for Al-Jazeera International, Marash refused to disclose the amount of Arab oil money he is raking in.
Kincaid, who wrote and narrated the AIM film, pointed out that Marash’s former colleague, Ted Koppel, refused to go to work for Al-Jazeera International, presumably because it is an Arab government-funded operation whose sister channel, Al-Jazeera, has a bloody record of inciting violence against Americans and has documented links to al-Qaeda.
Kincaid debated Marash on the Fox News Dayside program. More information about the film is available at www.stopaljazeera.org
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