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TV Network
    (February 14, 2004- )
    Satellite TV channel brodcasting to 22 countries in the Middle East
    Headquarters in Springfield, Virginia
    Funded by the US government
    Intended to counter anti-American bias of Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya
    $652 million budget in 2006
    Name translates as 'The Free One'
    According to a Zogby International survey, 0% of Arabs used it as their primary source of news and less than 4% chose it as their second news source.
    A printed message on the bottom of the screen referring to the founding of Israel as a 'catastrophe' aired for an hour.
    It aired an hour-long speech by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah urging his followers to attack 'the Israeli enemy.'
    It ran an interview with a Hamas leader who claimed the Holocaust never happened and aired uncritical coverage of an Iranian-sponsored conference of Holocaust deniers.
    Personnel from the network admitted that stories air unscreened because none of the executives speak Arabic.
    Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) asked, 'Why are American taxpayer dollars used to spread the hate, lies and propaganda of these nuts when our goal was to counter them?'
    It is largely commercial-free.
    After the revelations of anti-American and anti-Israeli stories being aired, it agreed to a review by an outside panel.
    Given what it broadcasts, maybe we should be glad that Zogby shows no one is watching.

Credit: C. Fishel

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