Hillary wakes up...
>A decade ago the U.S. government attacked Al-Jazeera as a propagator of anti-American propaganda. Now Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is citing the network for fine news coverage â€” and tweaking the U.S. media in the process.
The Arab broadcaster says it's ready to take advantage of what it considers a major boost in its acceptance in the United States.
Clinton, on the week many U.S. television outlets were preoccupied by the spectacle of actor Charlie Sheen, suggested during testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that American networks were falling behind in the competition for information.
Al-Jazeera has been a leader in changing people's minds and attitudes, Clinton told lawmakers Wednesday.
"Like it or hate it, it is really effective," Clinton said. "In fact, viewership of Al-Jazeera is going up in the United States because it is real news."<