“A Lot Of Wheel-Spinning” At AJI

By Brian 

David Bauder sizes up Al Jazeera International: “It has missed its launch date and won’t set another, has no public commitments by anyone to show it in the United States, saw its closest competitor beat it to the market and is the target of a pressure campaign by a group hoping it never airs here.

Meanwhile, DC anchor Dave Marash is “familiarizing himself with the priorities of a non-U.S.-based news organization, which means more stories about Latin America and Canada, and a concentration on environmental, human-rights and workplace-rights issues. He’s even done some reporting, including a trip to New Orleans to look into the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.”

“There’s been a lot of planning,” he said, “but also, frankly, a lot of wheel-spinning.” More…