Al Jazeera to become shopping channel

DOHA: Following 12 months in which Al Jazeera has come under increasing scrutiny for its alleged bias towards the Muslim Brotherhood, the Qatar-based TV news network this morning announced that it would be transforming into a dedicated shopping channel.

“There’s no denying that the past year has put a significant strain on our brand image and reputation across the region,” said Al Jazeera deputy director general Tarek O’Reilly in a short statement. “As such, in an emergency general meeting held yesterday we voted on a realigning of our strategies that will see all news and current affairs output, in both Arabic and English, replaced with 24-hour rolling shopping.”

The new-look Al Jazeera is expected to be phased in over the coming weeks, with the network’s current presenters already undergoing intensive training in demonstrating and promoting products live on air.

“The sooner we start the better, as we’ve got a whole load of Mohamed Morsi t-shirts to shift,” added O’Reilly.

3 Responses to Al Jazeera to become shopping channel

  1. Anonymous March 16, 2014 at 5:56 am

    Frankly speaking I’m a bit skeptical with this move, it would have been much better to create the first panarabian cooking channel. Thanks to recent time off Morsi has developed delicious stew recipes. Too bad for us poor fellows!

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  2. dingle March 23, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    i just bought some of your t-shirts so i have fallen for your commercial trap. they had better be good or i will tweet about it to my friends. i bought my twitter friends on ebay as a bundlebatch, so even though they are not real they will all hate you and YOU WILL BE CURSED.

    so, make sure the t-shirts are cosmic.

    gareth zoidburger

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    • Abdullah March 24, 2014 at 10:46 am

      I’ll buy their t-shirt if they promise it is made of 100% cotton , and will absorb all of their previous goofs.

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