Al Jazeera buys into the US

Al Jazeera, the pan-Arab news organiztion, is to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel. Al Jazeera plans to start an English-language channel, which will be available in more than 40 million homes, with newscasts emanating from both New York and Doha, Qatar. Laughing Conservative recently followed al Jazeera's British channel  for a few days and, ironically, found it more balanced and less agenda-driven than MSNBC is in the US.  More here