Soledad O'Brien to join Al-Jazeera
If it's good enough for Larry King, it must be good enough for Soledad O'Brien.
Ignoring the prospect of assisting a propaganda outlet, former CNN talking head Soledad O'Brien has become the latest American "journalist" to join the anti-American news network Al-Jazeera.
Former CNN morning show host Soledad O'Brien will be joining Al Jazeera America as a special correspondent, the network announced Monday.
O'Brien will contribute short-form segments to Al Jazeera America's current affairs magazine program "America Tonight," and her production company Starfish Media Group will produce hourlong documentary specials.
"O'Brien's career producing and reporting on the human side of many of the most important stories of the past decade will fit in perfectly with what Al Jazeera America will be covering every day," Ehab Al Shihabi, executive director of Al Jazeera's international operations and the senior executive developing the new channel, said in a statement. "Her dedication to that type of journalism is what makes it so exciting to announce that she and her production company are joining the Al Jazeera America team."
"I look forward to beginning a relationship with Al Jazeera America, which has made a commitment to producing quality programming and pursuing underreported stories," O'Brien said in a statement.
O'Brien's morning show program on CNN struggled in the ratings and ended March 29.
The key, of course, is that she was bought by the prospect of her production company making a few extra bucks for her. Nothing like selling out for some extra scratch.
I've watched Al-Jazeera America for a couple of minutes at a time and it's really not bad as far as production values. But listening to the reports you might be excused if you thought you were transported off planet Earth and landed in some alternate universe where up is down, black is white, and Palestinians are nothing but peace loving, oppressed people.
Thankfully, no one is watching - yet.