Friday, March 11, 2011

(Cigarrette in hand) "We will not walk in fear of one another..."

On a side note, Al Jazeera has become my new source for breaking news. The CNN live link was taking forever to load last night, I go to Al Jazeera English and I'm watching new footage and live information in a second. Even early this morning, CNN didn't seem to have half as many updates as Al Jazeera did. Just last week Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said:

"Viewership of Al Jazeera is going up in the United States because it's real news... You may not agree with it, but you feel like you're getting real news around the clock instead of a million commercials and, you know, arguments between talking heads and the kind of stuff that we do on our news which, you know, is not particularly informative to us, let alone foreigners."

One of the best documentaries I have ever seen has got to be "Control Room."
From wikipedia:
"Control Room is a 2004 documentary film about Al Jazeera and its relations with the US Central Command (CENTCOM), as well as the other news organizations that covered the 2003 invasion of Iraq."

Incredibly insightful to say the least. It's one of those films you want to see over and over again. And it's the one thing that always reminds why I wanted to be a journalist in the first place, even after that path didn't work out. Just thinking about it makes me want to get back into journalism like the spirit of Edward R. Murrow has invaded my body.

Good Night and Good Luck.

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