"Al Jazeera is Osama's YouTube"
Glenn Beck, interviewed on today's Rush Limbaugh Show
Update: Rush Limbaugh posted the interview on his website. Here's what was said on Al-Jazeera; the exact quote (which I had originally posted from memory) is in boldface.
RUSH: Oh, by the way, Glenn, I read something today. You know, al-Jazeera, English version al-Jazeera starts today, and I read that they're going to make just a few editorial changes. For example, Palestinian suicide bombers are referred to over there as martyrs.
GLENN BECK: Yes.
RUSH: They will not be referred to as martyrs here.
GLENN BECK: Bad guys? Maybe we could call 'em bad guys.
RUSH: They're not even going to be referred that way, but they're not going to be referred to as martyrs. So what good is this network here?
GLENN BECK: Well, I tell you. There's a couple things. First of all, let's call a spade a spade: It's al-Jazeera. It is Osama's You Tube in the first place. The second place is if they decide to split that much, it's really kind of good for us in a way. First of all I'd cancel my subscription to any satellite company or cable company that carried it, but the other thing is, if they look like they are betraying the Islamic movement over here just to move some product, they will appear as if they are in bed with the great Satan, and that ain't going to be good for al-Jazeera.
RUSH: That's going to happen. What I'm looking forward to is for al-Jazeera to look just like NBC, CBS, ABC, and for people to not be able to draw a distinction. There's no difference between the all-Arab network and the big three here in the United States. There's a lot of potential here to do good. Anyway, Glenn Beck, in New York.
Labels: Middle East, War on Terror