This cracks me up. Al-Qaida thought they could rely on the Arab media to support them, but no, Al Jazeera seems to be happy pissing off everyone!
"Al-Qaida's wing in Iraq slammed Al Jazeera television on Sunday, saying the satellite channel often criticized by Washington was siding with the United States in its reporting on the violence in the Arab country.
An Al Jazeera spokesman rejected the criticism of its coverage, saying it was balanced.
“Where are you heading, Jazeera? Why this hostility toward the mujahideen (holy warriors)?” the group led by Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi said, according to a statement posted on an Islamist Web site.
“All the American army statements are carried and accepted but no one carries the mujahedeen’s side.”
It said Al Jazeera had reported U.S. statements that its forces had killed 50 insurgents in an operation underway in western Iraq, but did not broadcast the group’s statement that it had shot down eight U.S. helicopters.
“Where is the claimed balance?” the statement said.
It was not immediately possible to verify the authenticity of the Web statement, signed by the group’s spokesman.
The criticism followed accusations by U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld earlier this month that the Qatar-based channel encouraged militants by airing hostage executions. Al Jazeera denies broadcasting any executions.
Al Jazeera spokesman Jihad Ballout said the popular Arab channel, which has an estimated 40 million viewers, was used to being criticized by opposing sides."
You would think Al-Qaida would be happy with the head chopping coverage they get. What more do you people want?
San Nakji for President!