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Sun wrong to promote Al Jazeera

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Based on The Sun's unprecedented pre-launch promotion for Al Jazeera ("The new news team," Aug. 4) there can't possibly be any doubt whatsoever that The Sun is joined at the hip with anti-American conspirators whose goal is "fundamentally transforming the United States of America."

Unfortunately, I feel far too many readers of The Sun are unaware that the person named in The Sun article as a principal provider of funds for Al Jazeera — the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani — earlier this year blamed Israel for the turmoil in the Arab world that threatens to plunge the entire region into war.

I also understand that the Sheikh is aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood, the radical Hamas-controlled government in Gaza, and rebel forces in Syria.

Expecting Al Jazeera to provide unbiased journalism on TV is like expecting The Sun to provide unbiased journalism in print.

Richard T. Seymour, Catonsville

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
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