June 24th, 2008 at 12:12am ibrahimo
Did they, USA, think that this stupid move will work?! Creating a news channel in the Middle East and publicly announcing that it is backed by the government of USA, actually the U.S. government spent $350 dollars from taxpayers on this project, if they just asked, they would have known that this project is simply not going to work. The funny thing is that they thought they will be spreading democracy in the Middle East through such a channel.
So although here in the Middle East we know for a fact that its a flop, you know there in U.S. they love surveys and polls, so a new survey done in six countries in the Middle East stated that only two percent tune to the channel as a first choice for news source.
“Arabs sit in their homes in front of the television, and they surf like crazy,” said Hisham Melhem, a Washington-based anchor for al-Arabiya. “You rarely find someone who says they watch al-Hurra. It may be number 10 on their dial. But definitely not first, not second, not third, not fourth.”2 percent, al hurra, al jazeera english, al-arabiya, al-jazeera, alarabiya, alhurra, arabiya, democracy, egypt, english, flop, free one, hurra, hurra is a flop, jazeera, middle east, news, Politics, polls, pool, studies, study, survey, surveys, tax players, television, the free one, TV, two percent, us, usa, usa government