16 October 2011

Article on Al-Jazeera

Basically Al-Jazeera started because a load of good journalists wanted to leave BBC Arabic because it banned them from criticising Saudi Arabia. Then Al-Jazeera was created as a practical joke by the Qatari royal family on the House of Saud... to piss them off (they're constantly feuding). So Al-Jazeera got more freedom the worse Saudi-Qatari relations were. After the Mubarak was overthrown the Qatari royal family started to freak out and reconciled with the Sauds like never before to work together to crush the revolutionary wave, and thus Al-Jazeera became the channel of the Arab counter-revolution.

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