al jazeera helps to define the middle east

the nytimes is calling the regions(middle east) dictators “Oppressive American backed Arab governments” their quote, not mine.

“In many ways, it is Al Jazeera’s moment — not only because of the role it has played, but also because the channel has helped to shape a narrative of popular rage against oppressive American-backed Arab governments (and against Israel) ever since its founding 15 years ago.”

read more here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/28/world/middleeast/28jazeera.html?_r=1&ref=world

 

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