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Tim Hetherington

Taliban documentary shows value of Al Jazeera America

Taliban documentary shows value of Al Jazeera America

Six months in, there is more to say about Al Jazeera America than that its ratings stink. But that's about the only thing I see written about the Qatar-owned cable channel these days.

The ratings are minuscule — about one-half the audience that Al Gore's wreck of a channel, Current TV, was drawing before Al Jazeera bought it in 2013 to gain access to American homes.

As of last month, Al Jazeera America was averaging about 10,000 viewers at any given time of the day, while CNN had 272,000, MSNBC 349,000 and Fox News 924,000. But it is important to understand that Al Jazeera America is only in 50 million to 55 million of the nation's 110 million homes. The others are in twice as...