It’s no secret that Al Jazeera, a Middle Eastern news publication, consistently portrays white Americans in a disparaging light. Earlier this year, the network released one of the most famous America-hating videos ever with the patronizing title- “Americans Show Why USA is the #1 Country in the World,” and to add insult to injury, the video was released on Independence day.
Just last week, the network has found another way to ridicule “white America.” And their victim this time is the American icon, Peyton Manning. Deborah Davies, an Al Jazeera journalist, created quite the stir last week by releasing a documentary with allegations about the Denver Broncos quarterback. The documentary claimed that the football player had used performance enhancing drugs while recovering from a neck injury.
Her first source, Charlie Sly, an Indiana pharmacist has recently recanted his original statements regarding the news story. He had claimed that human growth hormone (HGH) was delivered to the manning’s home and was prescribed for his wife.
Manning has said he is disgusted and furious with Al Jazeera and continued to deny the allegations. “Disgusted is really how I feel, sickened by it. I’m trying to understand how someone can make something up about somebody, admit that he made it up and yet somehow it gets published in a story. I don’t understand that. Maybe you can explain it or somebody else can,” Manning said to ESPN.
Even though Sly has recanted, Davies told CNN on Sunday that there is another source. However, the other source is conveniently confidential.
With stories like these with no reliable facts to back them up, it shows that Al Jazeera doesn’t take journalism seriously. The network is using journalism to promote their messages and propaganda against white America. So how credible can this new source really be?
These false “reports” from Al Jazeera have also gotten under the skin of the American Pro Football Hall of Fame member and television commentator, Mike Ditka. He said, “Here’s the thing that bothers me: Al Jazeera is not a credible news organization. They’re out there spreading garbage. That’s what they do. yet we give them credibility by talking about it. They’re garbage. That’s what they are.”