Al Jazeera launches right-wing media platform for US conservatives
Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based news network that had previously tried to become a liberal media force in the US, is launching a platform for conservatives, it was announced on Tuesday.
The new campaign, entitled “Law”, is aimed at Republicans who “feel left out of the mainstream media”. Politico reportedand is directed by a former Fox News journalist.
Al Jazeera became a significant US presence in 2013 started the left-wing Al Jazeera America News channel and website. The Doha-based network, which is funded by the state of Qatar, closed the US television network in 2016, but continues to have a strong online presence with its AJPlus video network. Its international channel – Al Jazeera English – is popular in the US.
The start of a conservative …