Thursday, May 3, 2012

Al-Qaida on U.S. Media: "Fox News 'lacks neutrality'; MSNBC 'Good' Until it Fired Keith Olbermann"

AQ's English language spokesman seems particularly concerned about Global Warming and fond of The Independent's Robert Fisk and ABC's Brian Ross.
From the Guardian:

Al-Qaida memo to Bin Laden warns of 'cunning methods' of US news networks

Keith Olbermann MSNBC
Adam Gadahn wrote that MSNBC 'may be good and neutral a bit', 
but he changed his mind when it fired Keith Olbermann. 
Photograph: AP Photo/Mark J Terrill
Osama bin Laden pondered the merits of US television news channels as he considered how to extract the best propaganda benefit from the tenth anniversary of 9/11 last year, and concluded that CBS was "close to being unbiased".

But an American-born media adviser for al-Qaeda warned Bin Laden to beware of the broadcasters' "cunning methods" as he described Fox News as a channel in the "abyss" that should "die in anger", CNN as too close to the US government and MSNBC as questionable after it fired one of its most prominent presenters, Keith Olbermann....MORE
Bin Laden added that the organisation should approach a British journalist, Robert Fisk of the Independent, and other reporters to press home the message that the major powers would be better concentrating on climate change than pursuing al-Qaida. He wrote:
"This is a chance to explain our motives for continuing the war. The wise people would tell you to give people their rights in order to be able to focus on other vital issues such as global warming....
This squares with other accounts of the weird -beard (yeah, fatwah upon me) and his fascination with anthropogenic global warming:
Osama Bin Laden on Global Warming
 "...In fact, the life of all of mankind is in danger because of the global warming resulting to a large degree from the emissions of the factories of the major corporations, yet despite that, the representative of these corporations in the White House insists on not observing the Kyoto accord...