[mythtv-users] Who's going to be the first?

Greg Oliver oliver.greg at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 23:19:56 UTC 2010

On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 6:11 PM, JWA <jwa at macbidouille.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 15:54, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
>> On Thursday, September 02, 2010 04:37:27 pm Dewey Smolka wrote:
>>> On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 4:38 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
>>>  I found France 24, I get it with SPB TV on my Blackberry. I suspect
>>> anyone watching Al Jazeera in the US winds on on some
>>> > government list of "persons of interest". I'll look into RT.
>>> Way OT, but I guy I went to school with helped Al Jazeera set up their
>>> DC bureau a few years back. They've actually got quite a high standard
>>> of journalistic integrity -- most of the English-language staff came
>>> from the BBC, and they seem to base their editorial and style guides
>>> on the World Service.
>>> Yes, even mentioning Al Jazeera is enough to raise eyebrows (or worse)
>>> in the US, but they're a far more responsible news organization than
>>> Fox, or even CNN. It's a real shame that no cable/sat carrier that I'm
>>> aware of will carry them in the US.
>> I have heard the same, Al Jazeera is a responsible news organization, that has not fallen into the "infotainment" trap. My
>> friends at CNN despair at what has happened to that network, but as they say, they have to eat.
>> Of course the US wants even people in the middle-east to watch the puppet network El-Arabia, or the Arab News Network,
>> both of which are pretty much worthless as far as "news".
>> It's a sad state of affairs when I have to worry more about my own government monitoring me than I do about being attacked
>> from the outside, but I am certain that routinely watching Al Jazeera would not be good for me. Even if it's not true
>> (though I believe it is), just the fact that I have to be concerned about it is disappointing to say the least.
> You can get Al Jazeera and RT with a Free-to-Air satellite system
> (they are on Galaxy 19).  So nobody would be able to know that you're
> tuning in.  I've been tempted to get a FTA satellite system for the
> international news stations, but since they are available online and
> my cable provider (TimeWarner) at least provides RT (in ClearQAM), I
> haven't bothered.

You just made the list  :)

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