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GRITtv: The F Word: Media Miss the Al Jazeera Story

One of the biggest stories of the past few weeks has been the story of Americans discovering Al Jazeera English. It shouldn’t have been so hard.

As the protest movement in Egypt grew, Americans found that Al Jazeera had what no US network has any more: fully staffed reporting teams working round the clock in Cairo. But other than in a handful of pockets across the U.S. — including Ohio, Vermont and Washington, D.C. — cable viewers couldn’t watch Al Jazeera. Some cable operators have blamed political pressure. Others have said they had little time for it. Distributed by Tubemogul.