It looks like Allah wasn’t willing. Good work everyone! And remember, not only is AJ gone, it technically took Al Gore’s ‘Current’ with it 😉 Good riddance.

Via Politico.

Al Jazeera America’s political correspondent, Michael Shure, has his last hit with the network at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday. Fifteen minutes later, at 9, the network will end its final live broadcast, and, by midnight, the channel will no longer exist.

But while Shure acknowledged the sadness and apprehension surrounding the closure of the network and the loss of 700 or so jobs, he said there’s a sense of pride among his colleagues for the work they have done over the past 2½ years.

“It seems sort of celebratory,” Shure said in an interview from the network’s New York offices. “Everyone is very proud of Al Jazeera, that against the odds of difficulties with management initially, everyone is very proud of the journalism and the product that is on the air. Everyone is smarter after you turn it off.”

On Tuesday night, the network is airing a three-hour program showcasing Al Jazeera America’s work. In an email to staff, CEO Al Anstey and President Kate O’Brian thanked the network’s employees for their hard work uncovering stories, holding power to account and reporting with integrity.


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  1. ancientwrrior says:

    Good riddance to bad rubbish! Now we gotta work on Obozo and his outhouse legacy.

  2. Maynard says:

    I guess it’s good they went out with a whimper and not with a bang.

  3. Alain41 says:

    I watched Archie Bunker instead, All jeez America.

  4. The only network that had fewer viewers than MSNBC.

  5. Minnie says:

    Lets pray they’re not replaced by the CAIR TV Network . You know that saying … “One door closes & another door opens ” !

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