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-- Al-Jazeera the mideast and cable news channel takes the wraps off its new US news network tomorrow but it's missing one key ingredient.
Dennis -- now he's here to tell us what that -- -- that's for sure and that angry it is.
New York Post reporting that Al-Jazeera will pretty much -- without any major sponsors.
And quoting ad man off the record saying they simply won't dare do business with this mideast -- network now this in spite of Algiers pedigree.
Or -- entirely because of it depending on how you look at things it's occupying the channel space in fifty million homes that have been taken up by Al Gore's current TV.
Which Al-Jazeera bought for half a billion dollars.
Never mind that Al Gore decries global warming.
While colleges here is controlled by the government of -- part of one of the biggest producers of oil in the world.
And the channel has hired a thousand journalists many of them card carrying Americans from other network's anchor Soledad O'Brien defecting from CNN so have a nightly show.
-- BC news veteran John Seigenthaler will anchor a nightly newscast at 8 o'clock.
But the New York Post says sponsors are avoiding Al-Jazeera America as if -- -- radio active.
How -- here in the mideast that aired videotape messages fed directly from the now better off dead terrorist Osama bin Laden.
The channel once staged a televised party.
To welcome home a terrorist released from an Israeli prison.
Though he had murdered a six year old girl.
Now one out exact privately telling the post Claire Atkinson quote.
They're owned by an Arab country and they ran the bin Laden tapes I just wouldn't trust them.
Cable channel -- advertises for upwards of half their total revenue the other half coming from monthly fees paid by cable operators so far.
How does your America getting just that -- Actually gets interest thing whether it can get a foothold and on Dennis.
Yeah I think those were looking for really different slant on the news nor the question is how large is that audience yep and we'll be announcing they -- -- -- money -- make up planning and money so he never gonna worry about the sponsor yet but we're given less and less all the time with our oil production you that's deserves the credit.
Thank you very much -- the point.
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