Hillary Clinton Has a Crush on Al Jazeera


Hillary Clinton is so over American news outlets. Speaking to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday, the Secretary of State spoke the virtues of Arab news service Al Jazeera. “You’ve got a global — a set of global networks — that Al Jazeera has been the leader in, that are literally changing people’s minds and attitudes … Viewership of Al Jazeera is going up in the United States because it’s real news.”

And she’s totally breaking up with Stateside media outlets. “You may not agree with it, but you feel like you’re getting real news around the clock instead of a million commercials and, you know, arguments between talking heads, and the kind of stuff that we do on our news,” Clinton said. “Which, you know, is not particularly informative to us, let alone foreigners.” Ooh, burn!

Clinton Lauds Virtues of Al Jazeera: “It’s Real News” [NPR]