Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Race for world cable news

France24 is up and running. Hit "play video" on the left.

This is a 24/7 online and satellite TV news channel the French government media consortium pumped to get it out quickly to compete with the recently launched al-Jazeera English and Russia Today news networks. Take that, Faux News and CNN.

I just watched a report about the United States' extraordinary renditions: kidnapping and holding people without habeas corpus to torture them (what we call hostage-taking when foreigners do that to one of us).

Say what you will about perspectives that may be less than objective, but the fact is that people around the world see us, our events and our international involvements in a much different light than the one our media shine for us.

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