June 9, 2014, - 5:09 pm

What is Al-Jazeera Hiding? Terrorist News Netwk Goes to Court to Seal US Lawsuit

By Debbie Schlussel

Al-Jazeera is quite hypocritical when it comes to the American public’s right to know. It’s suing to keep a lot of stuff secret from the American public.

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Al-Jazeera stops at nothing to use American laws, openness, and freedoms to broadcast its hatred of America on cable through the apparati bought from Al Gore. But when it comes to American laws, openness, and freedoms used on Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-owned network that favors Al-Qaeda and HAMAS does a 180. Al-Jazeera’s army of lawyers is fighting to keep secret all records and proceedings in a lawsuit it filed in U.S. courts. Al-Jazeera sued AT&T in a sealed lawsuit, and is so desperate to keep the records under seal that it willingly dropped the suit. But that doesn’t mean the records can’t be unsealed to the public–which has a right to know what it’s fighting so hard to keep under wrap. And a battle is brewing between American media outlets and the Terrorist News Network over the records. Remember, the network is owned by the country that negotiated with the U.S. to release five top Taliban monsters into its luxurious midst in exchange for Bowe Abdullah Bergdahl.

Al Jazeera America LLC is trying to avoid unsealing a lawsuit it filed last year accusing AT&T Inc. of improperly keeping the news channel off AT&T’s U-verse cable-television lineup. Al Jazeera got into the U.S. cable market by acquiring Al Gore’s Current TV. But AT&T refused to give space to the U.S. version of the Qatar-based channel on U-verse, although it had carried Current TV. Each side said the other breached the affiliation agreement that governs their relationship, but the details on how aren’t known because much of the case is under seal.












After being ordered to unseal the complaint, Al Jazeera said it would drop the case, wiping the public record clean of the lawsuit. Journalists, including a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, objected to the sealing last year. Several news organizations continued efforts to unseal the case. AT&T didn’t appeal the order to unseal the case, but Al Jazeera, which has won dozens of journalism awards, fought on.

Ordered by the Delaware Court of Chancery to unseal most of the heavily redacted complaint, Al Jazeera appealed to the Delaware Supreme Court. The newest entrant to the U.S. news market said it would suffer competitive harm if details of its gripe with AT&T were made public. The Delaware Supreme Court on May 30 declined to take the case, leaving Al Jazeera no further avenue of appeal.

On Wednesday, Al Jazeera went back to the Court of Chancery and said the channel had come to terms with AT&T and would seek to have the case dismissed, erasing the complaint and related papers from the public record. . . . The Court of Chancery on Thursday granted a 10-day stay of the unsealing order to allow the parties to complete the settlement and seek an order to expunge the record.

David Finger, a lawyer for some of the media challengers, said Al Jazeera’s proposal to circumvent the unsealing order “lacks any basis in law.” Joel Friedlander, another media lawyer, said in court arguments that the public’s right of access was infringed when Al Jazeera improperly sealed the documents last year.

While court records are often sealed, it has to be for a legitimate, lawful reason, such as protecting the identity of a minor. That isn’t the case here. Al-Jazeera is demanding Middle-Eastern, Islamic-style confidentiality that simply isn’t legitimate in the United States of America or any Western nation. And yet, Al-Jazeera was allowed to file a redacted, sealed complaint, engage in confidential, unrecorded, closed court sessions, and other proceedings that are highly unusual and very improper.

Al Jazeera said the idea that it could have the suit dismissed and leave the case under wraps was raised by members of the Delaware Supreme Court during a closed session. “The confidential portion of the argument was not videotaped, but the court raised this possibility initially during that confidential portion,” Al Jazeera’s attorneys wrote Wednesday.

Um, why on earth was the session confidential? And what is Al-Jazeera trying to hide?

Americans should turn the tables–and the cameras–on Al-Jazeera and its propagandists, er . . . “reporters” and stalk them with these questions. And the judges who allowed the documents to be sealed and the court sessions to be held in secret, in the first place.

If Al-Jazeera can’t play by the same rules that apply to us, it has no place in America and on our cable broadcasts.

And that is the problem with Muslims and their institutions that invade America. They want our freedoms and liberalism to apply to them, but when it’s the other way around, there is no tolerance whatsoever.

Again, what is Al-Jazeera hiding?

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16 Responses

Filthy muslims.

DS_ROCKS! on June 9, 2014 at 5:31 pm

Something very ugly is going on.

Worry01 on June 9, 2014 at 6:28 pm

where are the msm dopes

how come this not
a question of the
public’s right to know

why is the msm
thereby
shielding and protecting

the pigs of islam

why

if any pro-american
or conservative group
was doing this

they would be
vocal and demanding

but because the
moose-lamb-pigs
are doing this

they are
hypocritically silent

ever notice that
all leftists
are hypocritcal
jerks
less than intelligent

prestigio on June 9, 2014 at 10:02 pm

This would be the self same Al-Jazeera that was doomed to fail after Gore sold them the rights?
Not really because I guess money is no object.

Frankz on June 9, 2014 at 11:21 pm

The hypocrites!!!
But that doesn’t really matter much does it?

Frankz on June 9, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Question, what exactly is Al-Jazeera trying to hide from AT&T, whom ironically they initially sued, and also from the US public as well, I also agree with you when you expressed this:

“But that doesn’t mean the records can’t be unsealed to the public-which has a right to know what it’s fighting so hard to keep under wrap.”

AT&T has every right to use the “Freedom of Information Act” towards Al-Jazeera, we still have that within our laws, so the facts and truth be presented to the table on any story in general.

“Americans should turn the tables-and the cameras-on Al Jazeera and its propagandists”

I believe that folks in this country who are Al-Jazeera subscribers and watchers can contact AJ by email or telephone and ask them why are they having just about everything sealed from AT&T!

Sean R. on June 10, 2014 at 12:08 am

Al Jizz has a big office across from Penn Station in NYC…the same building where Nikolai Tesla lived…what a shame on the great man’s memory…

Frak on June 10, 2014 at 7:00 am

Dear Ms. Schlussel,

Here is a piece of news that the Western pro-Islam main stream media is hiding from you guys in America

Sharia Laws are already *IN PRACTICE* in America !

Before you say “bullsh*t!” hear me out

I am from a country whereby 99.9% of the population are Muslims, I know the Sharia law inside and out

Sharia laws encompass _everything_, from criminal justice to finance to marriage to fasting to how to pray to whatever you can think of

You guys may not know it, in America the Sharia Laws concerning *FINANCE* are already legal. Islamic Financing are already being practiced by many banks and financial institution in America, and that means, the beachhead has already been occupied – and they are waiting patiently for more beachheads to open so that they can apply all other aspects of their Sharia Laws in America

Normally I won’t quote the site “Bare Naked Islam”, but there is an article that pertains to what I am talking about – here is the link

http://www.barenakedislam.com/2012/06/30/sell-your-home-to-muslims-and-you-could-be-supporting-sharia-finance-law/

Read it, and understand

You guys need to know what is going on inside YOUR OWN COUNTRY and you guys need to know that your politicians have BETRAYED AMERICA TO THE MUSLIMS

Wake up, America !!! Wake up before it is too late !

potato on June 10, 2014 at 7:44 am

    potato, which financial institutions do you have in mind?

    Note that I would not be shocked–as I recall, Debbie has already given some examples.

    BTW, I don’t recommend you linking to Bare Naked Islam here.

    skzion on June 10, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      Casual googling resulted in the following:

      http://www.aawsat.net/2014/01/article55326542

      … Meanwhile, in the United States, a Washington-based investment bank, Taylor-DeJongh, is leading an effort to package Islamic financing in the form of a security for a major US rail car operator …

      http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/investing/2013/missed-opportunities-islamic-finance-america/

      … Razor Hedge Investment Management, has created a passive Shariah index that aggregates the assets held by Islamic finance funds in the United States …

      Right now, as we are speaking, major US financial institutions are engaging in Sharia Financing in many countries – From JP Morgan to Citicorp to Wells Fargo to … for those institutions, what they are doing right now is to get their own people acquainted with the practices within the Islamic Financing scheme, so that later, when they officially get the Islamic Financing project going in the United States, they will have their people ready to implement it in large scale

      But the importance is still this – the fact that Sharia Financing has become a LEGAL PRACTICE inside the United States of America ought to be alarming to the Americans, becauase it is the first step of legalizing the Sharia Laws on the soil of the U. S. of A

      I am from a country whereby 99.9% of the population are Muslims, I know what Sharia Laws can do to the average people — it is not merely laws, it’s a total package encompassing everything, to the point of mass brainwashing

      potato on June 11, 2014 at 5:16 am

    @Potato
    Unfortunately, until we provide an alternative to what left is doing there’s not much chance of doing anything concrete about soft jihad in the US.

    Frankz on June 11, 2014 at 9:35 am

“..Again, what is Al-Jazeera hiding?”

One can hardly imagine considering all they trumpet in plain sight.

lee of the lower case "l" on June 10, 2014 at 9:02 am

Thanks for this article Debbie.

Frankz on June 10, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Looks like Eric Cantor lost to a Christian Teabagger…boy is Israel in trouble

KOAJaps on June 10, 2014 at 8:39 pm

OT: Any thoughts on Eric Cantor? DLTDHYOTWO?

Barry Popik on June 11, 2014 at 12:37 am

Perhaps, to try to answer Debbie’s quesion is infomration regaridng Al Gore and other US politians that were/are either fighting or promoting (most likely) the deal with AT&T.

Panhandle on June 11, 2014 at 3:20 pm

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