Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Al Jazeera signs US military media officer

None of the MSM seems to be running with this...so I will! One should expect a smoother less blatant brand of propaganda now from Terrorist TV I suppose. This guy Rushing was smooth even when pitching obvious bullshit. If you haven't seen it yet, I recommend Control Room highly.

OTOH, the reaction from my ordinarily gentle 70 year old mom upon hearing this about this, was to blurt out that she hoped we had a Spec Ops hit squad after Rushing looking to waste his sorry ass. So Josh, be glad its "W" calling shots and not my mom or you'd be a dead man right now.

AL JAZEERA signs ex-mil officer
LONDON - Former US Marine Captain Josh Rushing, who served in the US Central Command media office during the invasion of Iraq, has joined Al Jazeera International, its 24-hour English-language channel.

Rushing, a 14-year veteran of the US Marines, was the US military's leading media spokesman during the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and a prominent figure in the documentary film 'Control Room', which documented his struggles at the top.

Rushing famously resigned from the US Marines after a conflict with the Pentagon and has gone on to become one of the most critical voices in broadcast and print media about the invasion of Iraq.

Nigel Parsons, managing director of Al Jazeera International, said: "Having Josh Rushing on board is important to our mission of bringing the world a fresh perspective on global news.

"Josh believes in truth of journalism and understands the importance, as well as the consequences, of providing news from all sides of the issue, a core value of the channel."

For his part, Rushing said during the war in Iraq, he witnessed how the US media was coopted by the US government's messaging.

"I am proud to be part of a news network that believes in the power of the unspun truth," he said.

Al Jazeera International, which launches in early 2006, will be the first English-language news channel based in the Middle East. Operating from Doha in Qatar, it will be available globally, and will also have a London office and bureaux in Kuala Lumpur and Washington. It aims to take on the BBC and CNN.

Al Jazeera has also approached broadcasting veteran Sir David Frost to join the English-language international news channel.

2 comments:

Sofocleto said...

About the 7/7 London bombing

Former Scotland Yard Official Peter Power:

“At half past nine this morning we were actually running an exercise for a company of over a thousand people in London based on simultaneous bombs going off precisely at the railway stations where it happened this morning, so I still have the hairs on the back of my neck standing up right now”.

Mr. Power repeats these statements on ITN television. The two-minute video clip is available here.

Purple Avenger said...

Ummm, PrisonPlanet is not a very credible source IMO. *gasp* I'd rather trust Dan Rather.