As conservatives get deplatformed and betrayed Left and Right on social media… looking at YOU, Fox News!.. they’ve been migrating into increasingly obvious honeytraps such as Parler. Methinks this effort jumps the shark.
Al Jazeera is launching a new media platform called ‘Rightly’ for conservatives
By Carlos Garcia, 23 February 2021
Television news channel Al-Jazeera announced that they would be launching a new media platform for conservatives called “Rightly.”
The same news organization that hosts Jihadist holocaust-deniers is offering a new home for conservatives. How nice and altruistic of them!
The digital platform will air its first show on Thursday called “Right Now with Stephen Kent,” an opinion news program. Kent described his show in an email to NPR as not being simply another forum for the fight between Republicans and Democrats. “This show is a forum about the fight within the right over its commitment to liberalism, the ethic of accommodation, and openness,” Kent said.
Kent is a libertarian, a regular on the Glenn Beck show and the kind of man who keeps NPR informed of his activities.
Problem glasses, no facial hair and a Congressman’s smile.
“That tradition is under attack on the left and right,” he added. “But I can’t settle the left’s increasingly complicated relationship with liberalism. So my focus will be on the right and building the case over time for why the liberal tradition is worth defending.”
I’m pretty sure that that is Buzzfeed’s shtick. Also Vice, Vox, Jezebel, CNN and my local rag.
Rightly’s editor in chief is a longtime journalist and blogger from Fox News, Scott Norvell, as first reported by Politico.
Michael Weaver, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Growth at Al Jazeera Media Network’s Digital Division, released a statement further elaborating the mission of the new media outlet.
“Al Jazeera is excited to expand its digital footprint with Rightly to provide fresh voices that are too often left out of the mainstream media a space to engage and debate the issues that matter most to them,” said Weaver.
“Rightly will also be a platform where the full spectrum of political voices can expect to have, or find, a thoughtful debate on the future of the United States,” he added.
According to The Guardian, the new platform is already facing criticism from within Al Jazeera’s staff.
Privately, some Al Jazeera staff expressed dismay at the launch of Rightly, wondering how it squared with the network’s previously stated commitments to giving voice to marginalised communities. Al Jazeera has been seen suspiciously by many on the right for what appeared to be left-wing bias when reporting the news. The channel is also funded by the Qatari government.
No red flags, Cuckservatives. Go play! Let it all hang out! *ding* Ah, my popcorn’s ready.