Finally there is good news on the jobs front for the Obama administration. Al Jazeera, or “Terrorism TV,” as it used to be known for celebrating the three thousand Americans killed on 9/11 and other exploits by Osama bin Laden, announced plans to create some 200 jobs in the United States over the next six months — in its headquarters at the UN in New York, in Washington, D.C., and in bureaus in Detroit, New Orleans, San Francisco, and other cities.
“Imagine six or seven years ago, trying to find real estate for Al Jazeera in Washington,” gushed Rob Wheelock, the former ABC executive who is in charge of establishing Al Jazeera in the United States. “We’re going to have signage just like CBS, ABC, CNN, CBN, just like everyone else. We’re psyched.”
Perhaps the signage will include skull-and-crossbones, or some other fitting image of human slaughter.