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FOLKENFLIK: ...in talking to analysts, they say that Al-Jazeera has been much more sophisticated than its American and Western counterparts. For
example, when President Mubarak named his intelligence chief as the new
vice president, the channel's pundits instantly knew that protesters
would probably recoil, as that intelligence chief has been linked to
various episodes of torture there.
I spoke earlier today to former State Department official named Katie Stanton. She's now vice president at Twitter. She says everyone, including government officials here in the States, are turning to Al-Jazeera as a trusted source of news, and that Al-Jazeera has used Twitter aggressively to get out its reports.
helps to remember - I mean, you're talking about Jazeera's incredibly
dramatic footage while a crackdown was in place. Think back last Friday, the
authorities shut down the Internet, shut down cell phone traffic, and
yet Al-Jazeera was still broadcasting to the outside world. It
was perhaps most tangible and vivid in moments where you could hear
reporters telling the anchors on Al-Jazeera English's feed that there
were policemen at the door, trying to knock down the doors to shut down
MSNBC, trying to play catch-up, was airing footage from Al-Jazeera itself.
NORRIS: So the revolution was televised.
FOLKENFLIK: Yeah. Exactly.
Well, the revolution is not televised in the Bay Area unless you access AJE's live stream or watch via the excellent download program Livestation.