?The U.S. Embassy cables published by WikiLeaks present numerous very interesting stories about how Al Jazeera was brought to heel by the U.S. Government.? The U.S. Embassy in Doha, and officials from Washington, used a variety of direct and indirect methods of ensuring a greater degree of compliance on the part of Al Jazeera.? Elaborates?? Maximilian C. Forte .
Maximilian C. Forte
Associate professor in anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.
His website 😕www.openanthropology.org
“Al Jazeera is a vital component to the USG’s strategy in communicating with the Arab world.” –?Joseph E. LeBaron, U.S. Ambassador to Qatar, November 6, 2008
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