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Via Politico. HT JohnnyDollar.

Al Jazeera, which made a massive investment in covering the United States less than three years ago, is slamming the brakes on its American operation.

Al Jazeera America, a cable news channel that debuted in August 2013, is shutting down. Employees were informed of the decision during an all-hands staff meeting on Wednesday afternoon.

During the meeting, a Al Jazeera America brass said the channel’s business model was “no longer sustainable.” It will shut down by April 30.

The Qatar-based Arab-language broadcaster Al Jazeera created an American channel in a bid to bring its brand to U.S. audiences that were increasingly being exposed to global media

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  1. dennisl59 says:

    I’m experiencing massive ‘Schadenfreude’ after reading this news.

    posted 1/13 230pm Texas[57 Channels and nothing’s on…]Time

  2. idaho_karen says:

    Al ‘Global Warming’ Gore could get a real great deal if he wants to purchase Al Jazeera from the Qatarians. 🙂

  3. TX Soldier254 says:

    What I find curious, Al Jazeera America came in at the start of Obama’s 2nd term and leaving (failed?) towards the end of his 2nd term, curious indeed, almost seems like a test-run, under ‘The Permissive One’.

    • Alain41 says:

      Don’t know, but they might have been counting on net neutrality cutting down social media and benefiting themselves faster than Obama has been able to make it happen.

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