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(The Detroit_News)   Al Jazeera opens a bureau in Detroit. Apparently they want to show their viewers in the Middle East that things could be worse   (detroitnews.com ) divider line
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802 clicks; posted to Business » on 04 May 2013 at 11:28 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-05-04 12:51:44 PM  
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tonyb316: Quite franktlly, I'd rather live near an A-Rab than a Knee-Grow.
I defy anyone to name an area or neighborhood that knee grows have moved into and improved!


The now ironically named Whitehouse.


//I see your troll and raise you!
2013-05-04 11:57:09 AM  
2 votes:
Michigan does have a the largest Muslim population in the US and probably the largest in the world outside of the Middle East... Also it seems like it could be good business for Detroit.
2013-05-04 11:49:28 AM  
2 votes:
A chance for "news" that's actually news??

Something other than days of conflicting rumors, updates on which star/let did something stupid du moment, idiots on trial & the people who obsess on them & talking heads who remind us Max Headroom was right?
2013-05-04 11:38:21 AM  
2 votes:
I could understand a bureau in Iraq, Afghanistan or Syria but how could they put their reporters in this much danger?
2013-05-05 11:42:49 AM  
1 vote:
Footor is right. I live in metro detroit and it does have the largest middle Easter population outside of the middle east. Great people and great food. They are a real big push on fixing up the city.lots of businesses and restaurants. Not one suicide bomber.
2013-05-04 10:27:24 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA: Al Jazeera, which has 70 bureaus around the world, has drawn fire from critics who argue that it lacks independence; some have called it a propaganda tool. The network is partially backed by a grant from the Qatari government, in addition to ad revenue and subscriber fees.

A propaganda tool? Oh, so it's not "fair and balanced" like Fox News Channel? Huh.

I find out more news about the US from organizations based outside the US. According to domestic news outlets, the Jodi Arias trial and the Benghazi scandal are the only things happening right now.
2013-05-04 08:54:26 PM  
1 vote:
Dearborn, which is right next door, has the largest concentration of Arabs in the United States. No surprise that they chose to open up shop there.
2013-05-04 06:42:56 PM  
1 vote:

ThePea: There are 3rd and 4th generation Arab-American families beyond number in and around Dearborn.
Also, some of the freshest and most delicious varieties of food you'll have in your life.


I lived in the Detroit suburbs for a few years. I miss the Middle Eastern food, it was fantastic.
2013-05-04 04:50:45 PM  
1 vote:
As I understood it when I lived there, Southeast Michigan has the largest population of persons of Middle Eastern descent outside the ME; that includes Muslims, Chaldeans, Copts and Jewish Arabs.  There are 3rd and 4th generation Arab-American families beyond number in and around Dearborn.
Also, some of the freshest and most delicious varieties of food you'll have in your life.
Likewise, Detroit's only a few minute tunnel or bridge trip into Canada so any new network would be glad for the proximity to 2 countries at once.
Or were we just trying to be awful under the guise of cheap humor?
2013-05-04 02:34:02 PM  
1 vote:

foothor: Michigan does have a the largest Muslim population in the US and probably the largest in the world outside of the Middle East... Also it seems like it could be good business for Detroit.


Indonesia, Malaysia and Bangladesh are all outside the Middle East.
2013-05-04 12:40:14 PM  
1 vote:
As always the comments are hilarious.

As it turns out Al-Jazeera has better coverage than Fox/CNN/MSNBC, though it's not hard considering they are all worse than twitter.
2013-05-04 12:29:51 PM  
1 vote:
They had plans for a third bureau in Boston, but their market died.
 
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