Al Jazeera America is apparently in discussions with Naomi Wolf, a far left female writer for the left-wing publication that is The Guardian. Last year, Wolf suggested that the reason the Muslim world was so hypersensitive about Qur’an burnings in Afghanistan was because… wait for it… the Bagram Air Base met the criteria for a ‘concentration camp’.
Wolf has written for Al Jazeera before. In fact, the aforementioned article, entitled America’s Islamic Blind Spots is still on their website. Here’s an excerpt:
The third blind spot is almost too painful to bear having to address – which, on a charitable interpretation, might explain why not one mainstream US media report has done so: the burnings were not carried out on some street in Kabul, but at Bagram. That is, Qurans were burned at a US facility that meets the dictionary definition of a concentration camp.
In 2009, Spiegel Online ran a portrait gallery about Bagram titled “America’s Torture Chamber”. In “The Forgotten Guantanamo”, it reported that 600 people were being held at Bagram without charge. All were termed “unlawful enemy combatants”, allowing the US to claim that they have no right to the protections of the Geneva Conventions. A military prosecutor said that, compared to Bagram, Guantanamo Bay was “a nice hotel”.
Just to be clear, the U.S. Military went out of its way not to offend when it burned Islamic materials. It even went out of its way not to offend when it ridiculously burned Bibles. Yet, despite all of that, Wolf attempted to blame the U.S. for Muslim backlash in much the same way that the Obama administration attempted to blame an anti-Muhammad video for the attacks in Benghazi, which was a lie.
It would seem that preliminary talks between Al Jazeera and Wolf shouldn’t be all that surprising…
Naomi Wolf, the author and activist, is in early-stage talks with the global news network Al Jazeera, POLITICO has learned.
Wolf, who currently writes a column for The Guardian, confirmed the news late Thursday night but stressed that the talks were in the earliest stages and that no job offer was on the table.
“It’s extremely informal and very, very preliminary,” she told POLITICO.
Wolf is in a non-exclusive employment with the Guardian and has written columns for Al Jazeera and other news outlets in the past. She and The Guardian recently agreed that she would scale back her column duties — from weekly to monthly — due to her thesis obligations at Oxford, where she is a graduate student. (The Huffington Post reported earlier today that she would be ending her weekly column duties, but did not specify the terms of the new arrangement.)
When it was announced that Al Gore’s CURRENT TV was being sold to Al Jazeera after Gore refused to sell the network to Glenn Beck because the conservative talk show host was not ‘like minded’ enough, legitimate questions were raised about the like-mindedness between Gore and Osama bin Laden’s favorite network. It would appear that Naomi Wolf and Al Jazeera are quite ‘like-minded’ as well.