It's Pew Confirmed: Your #1 Enemy Advocates for War with Syria but you sill Win by saying NoSubmitted by Michaelwiseguy on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 02:06
In a Pew Research Center study revolving around the New Al Jazeera network, and its coverage concerning starting the war with Syria, Al Jazeera was right on par with the old networks just as suspected. So much for a different perspective.
Thank God virtually no one watches Mainstream Media news these days. That's what makes it impossible for them to reach critical brainwashing mass.
How Al Jazeera America Tackled the Crisis Over Syria
Mark Jurkowitz, Amy Mitchell and Katerina Eva Matsa, September 16, 2013
"In its coverage of the Syrian crisis, the fledgling Al Jazeera America cable news channel provided viewers with content that often resembled what Americans saw on other U.S. cable news outlets, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center."
"The analysis of cable coverage during a crucial week in the Syria story found that in a number of areas-where stories originated, the focus of stories, key messages in stories and the mix of reporting and opinion-Al Jazeera America was largely in sync with its U.S. cable news competitors, most often CNN.
Like CNN, MSNBC and Fox News, Al Jazeera America devoted the biggest chunk of Syria coverage to the debate over whether the U.S. should become militarily involved in the conflict that pits the government of Bashar al-Assad against an array of rebel forces. The most common message conveyed in Al Jazeera's coverage-that the U.S. should get involved in the conflict-was also the No. 1 message on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News."
"The percentage of stories that included the message that the U.S. and its allies should get militarily involved was 43% on Al Jazeera America, 45% on CNN and 45% on Fox News.
On Aug. 28, Fox News interviewed one strategist who advocated for a major military response, including the imposition of a no-fly zone and "the introduction of drones to begin killing, decapitating Syrian military leadership."
Conversely, the message that the country should not strike Syria militarily appeared in 24% on Al Jazeera America stories, 23% of CNN's and 20% of Fox News stories. In all three cases, messages favoring U.S. military action outnumbered those opposed by about a 2:1 ratio.
Those ratios were different, however, on BBC America, where the message in favor of U.S. involvement (42% of stories) barely exceeded the sentiment to avoid military action (40%). And on MSNBC, messages favoring military action appeared in 64% of the stories, but a substantial percentage (39%) also conveyed sentiments against U.S. intervention."