The current liberal swooning over Al Jazeera English has naturally led to a full-page Washington Post ad today featuring the liberal swooning and the message 'WATCH AL JAZEERA ENGLISH NOW." The notoriously anti-American network is not on most cable systems, but they tout their YouTube channel and their mobile apps. These are the morning plugs (emphasis theirs):
"It Is Al Jazeera's Moment" -- The New York Times
"Thank You For What You're Doing" -- Sam Donaldson on ABC's This Week
"Most Comprehensive Coverage of Any Network in Any Language Hands Down" -- The Nation
"Great Reporting. Al Jazeera Has Been An Absolute Lifeline For The Rest Of The World In Understanding What Is Going On" -- Rachel Maddow, MSNBC
There's also the plugs "Mandatory Viewing" from left-wing Salon.com, and the Business Insider website oozing "Even The President of the United States Is Watching Al Jazeera."
The Nation puff -- titled "Washington Embraces Al Jazeera" -- comes from radical Pacifica Radio journalist Jeremy Scahill. Rachel Maddow's ooze came after a January 28 interview with Al Jazeera's Ayman Mohyeldin.
Family Security Matters has more, noting the same ad ran in Sunday's New York Times.