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Clinton Admits No 'Real News' in US Media

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admits...

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

(TEHRAN Press TV) - Speaking before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, Clinton said Washington is losing the "information war" in the world. She cited the quality of news channels like the Doha-based Al-Jazeera as one of the reasons justifying her opinion, The Huffington Post reported on Thursday.

“We're the most technologically advanced country in the world, so slowly but surely we've been trying to take back the airwaves in Afghanistan against Taliban with the most primitive kind of communication equipment. Now, take that as one example where I don't think we were very competitive, and we have worked like crazy to change that, and then go to the most extreme where 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,” she said.

Clinton also compared Al-Jazeera with US media outlets, and pointed out that the network is becoming increasingly popular in the United States because it disseminates “real news.”

“And like it or hate it, it (Al-Jazeera) is really effective. And in fact viewership of al-Jazeera is going up in the US because it's real news. 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 which, you know, is not particularly informative to us, let alone foreigners.”

Clinton's remarks reflect the faulty coverage of the latest developments in the Afghan war in US media.

According to a study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, the war in Afghanistan accounted for just four percent of news coverage in major US outlets in early December 2010.

Source: Press TV

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Jay C. March 9, 2011 3:02 am (Pacific time)

Besides jttp://, there is and as excellent sources of REAL news!

Editor: Thanks Jay!

xexon March 7, 2011 2:03 pm (Pacific time)

To control the people in a free and democratic society, you don't use force. You control the media by which they make their voting decisions with. Outlets like Al-Jazeera interfere with that systematic programming of the masses. Then have to deal with a rising tide of dissent caused by it. The public outcry against Israel's treatment of the Palestinians is a perfect example of this. Our media has been compromised for decades by "another" agenda. It's news, but you'll never see it on the evening news. x

Danielis March 7, 2011 9:47 am (Pacific time)

Obviously, no one has told her about Salem-News. That naughty AIPAC.

stephen March 7, 2011 7:15 am (Pacific time)

One has to wonder. Collapse the dollar to bring in a new world bank/financial system. Hype the non-existent bird flu crisis to bring in a world health organization, blame non-existent global warming caused by CO2 (what plants and trees need or will die)and bring in a world tax system, and now, condemn the mainstream media so they can bring in a world news organization that will dominate with even more of their lies to control peoples thoughts. Well, more and more people are waking up, so as bryzinski said at a recent CFR meeting "more people are waking up to our plans, which is going to make our job much more difficult".

Douglas Benson March 7, 2011 6:09 am (Pacific time)

I have a clue for Hillary .You can throw all the cash you want at the "problem" it wont change a thing. The people want real news not spin doctors or hollywood gossip .Its a simple case of the free market working.Peace

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