I have some stunning news for you. Al Qaeda’s favorite network is MSNBC, well, at least until they fired Keith Olbermann. Lean Forward, my friends! They’re also big fans of ABC News. And you’ll never guess which network is the least favorite among the terrorist crowd.
Gadahn’s favorite is ABC News – because it seems to be the best route to get al Qaeda’s statements published: “ABC channel is all right; actually it could be one of the best channels, as far as we are concerned. It is interested in al-Qa’ida issues, particularly the journalist Brian Ross, who is specialized in terrorism. The channel is still proud for its interview with the Shaykh. It also broadcasted excerpts from a speech of mine on the fourth anniversary, it also published most of that text on its site on the internet.”
While happy with ABC, Gadahn writes that Al Jazeera and the Jihadi forums on the Internet are “not useful.”
Gadahn writes that CNN “seems to be in cooperation with the government more than the others,” but expresses less certainty about MSNBC, writing that he no longer considered it to be “neutral” (which, to him, means an easy conduit for al Qaeda propaganda) because “it has lately fired Keith Olberman and Octavia Nasser the Lebanese.”
Gadahn is blunt about FOX News – clearly viewing it as the media conduit least helpful to spreading al Qaeda’s message.
“As for Fox News,” he wrote, “let her die in her anger.”
Hmmm. Didn’t Keith Olbermann recently make an appearance on ABC News? If that doesn’t work out, he can always apply for a job as an Al Qaeda spokesman. I hear they pay well because their retirement costs are so minimal.