The new effort, called 'Rightly', will target Republicans who "feel left out of mainstream media". It will be led by a former Fox News journalist Scott Norvell (?) also of the defuncted news site Heat Street.
Al Jazeera became a significant presence in the US in 2013, when it launched the left-leaning Al Jazeera America news channel and website. The network funded by the state of Qatar, closed down the US TV channel in 2016.
Privately, some Al Jazeera staff expressed dismay at the launch of Rightly, wondering how it squared with the network’s previously stated commitments to giving voice to marginalized communities. Al Jazeera has been seen suspiciously by many on the right for what appeared to be left-wing bias when reporting the news. Al Jazeera America, launched with great fanfare in 2013 with an outlay of $500 million and hired high-profile journalists from CNN to launch the rivalling CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, only to crashed and burn in three years.
In the current political climate in this country, I don't see an Arab venture into the open sewer of the American news media any more successful than the previous attempt to lure lefties. Nor would I trust it as a source any more than the Russian 'RT' network.
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