ABC Nightline reporter hired by Al Jazeera

Dave Marash, an "award—winning former correspondent" for ABC News' Nightline, is joining Al Jazeera, and calls his new post "the most interesting job on earth."

Well, I always thought Nightline was Al Jazeera—light, but can a reporter, whose reputation relies on honesty and not hyperbole, independence and not corruption, honestly  describe his job with an Arab propaganda effort as "the most interesting job on Earth"?

How about medical researchers? How about leaders of nations? How about activists in honest aid groups serving in lesser—developed nations? The list can go on and on...but this shameless rhapsodizing over Al Jazeera leaves in bad taste in one's mouth.

Al Jazeera keeps hiring Western Correspondents (David Frost)....what is their goal? Credibility and influence with Western audiences, despite a history of cooperating with terrorists?

Ed Lasky  1 13 06

Dave Marash, an "award—winning former correspondent" for ABC News' Nightline, is joining Al Jazeera, and calls his new post "the most interesting job on earth."

Well, I always thought Nightline was Al Jazeera—light, but can a reporter, whose reputation relies on honesty and not hyperbole, independence and not corruption, honestly  describe his job with an Arab propaganda effort as "the most interesting job on Earth"?

How about medical researchers? How about leaders of nations? How about activists in honest aid groups serving in lesser—developed nations? The list can go on and on...but this shameless rhapsodizing over Al Jazeera leaves in bad taste in one's mouth.

Al Jazeera keeps hiring Western Correspondents (David Frost)....what is their goal? Credibility and influence with Western audiences, despite a history of cooperating with terrorists?

Ed Lasky  1 13 06