Military Review English Edition July-August 2014 - Page 67

THE RISE OF AL JAZEERA Hillary Clinton to single out its coverage of the events. Writer David Folkenflik reported that Clinton told the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee in March 2011, “You may not agree with it, but you feel like you’re getting real news around the clock instead of a million commercials and, you know, arguments between talking heads.”6 Senator John McCain, one of the most respected members of the U.S. Congress, also publicly praised the efforts of Al Jazeera during a forum it hosted MILITARY REVIEW  July-August 2014 in Washington, D.C. Writer Keach Hagey quoted McCain lauding its coverage of the Tunisian uprising: What Al Jazeera has done is achieved something that all of us I think want to achieve, particularly as we grow older, and that is to make a contribution that will last and will be brought to future generations that lie ahead of us. I want to assure you that these young Photo from balcony overlooking the main television studio in the Al Jazeera headquarters, Doha, Qatar, 20 November 2011. (Photo by Wittylama with no changes made) 65