With the Arab/Muslim bias so prevalent is this country, it may be easy for those not familiar with Al-Jazeera to see it as an arm of pro-Arab propaganda. That is clearly not the case. The news service has won numerous major American and international awards for its journalism.
And even if it did have an overt point of view, that would be no reason to censor it. After all, Time Warner carries Fox News and MSNBC, two highly biased mainstream networks.
Dan Gilmor, a founding director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University, rightly stated that Time Warner Cable is showing abject political and journalistic cowardice by dropping Current TV because of the Al-Jazeera deal.
Cary Brunswick, of Oneonta, is a freelance writer and editor. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of The Daily Star and its editorial board.