Hillary Clinton's appearance before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on March 2nd 2011
From AP (Associated Press, New York)
Hillary Clinton as spoken out in favour of Al-Jazeera, going as far as indicating that US is losing the Information War. In a week where the major US news outlets were obsessively focusing on Charlie Sheen and his antics, Clinton suggested that American was falling behind the competition for information
Additional points of note: -
- Al-Jazeera has been the leader in changing people's minds and attitudes
- "like it hate it, it is especially effective" Clinton said "in fact viewership in the US is going up in the United States because it is real news"
- Online viewership of Al-Jazeera English spiked during the protests in Egypt - up 2,500%
The full hearing from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee can be viewed below. (running time 2hrs 40mins)