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Early Morning Swim: Rachel Maddow Reports on Egypt’s Shut Down of Al Jazeera

But…but…isn’t Al Jazeera anti-American pro-jihadi propaganda?

White House officials have turned to Al Jazeera English among other television channels to monitor the mounting protests in Egypt. But most Americans lack the same ability to tune in to the broadcaster, which is based in Qatar, because cable and satellite companies in the United States have largely refused its requests to be carried.

With the network’s coverage of the crisis drawing praise, however, Al Jazeera executives said Monday that they planned to renew their lobbying to be carried on cable systems across the United States.

Another wingnut talking point, dead.

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