Al Jazeera at the Newseum
Made-in-Qatar media, live from a studio in Washington.
is the kind of gesture that might please the emir of Qatar, who last October traveled to Gaza to honor the living leaders of Hamas by promising them $400 million in aid. But it seems a strange way of educating the public in the value of a free press. So does a statement, in reply to my questions, from Newseum spokesman Thompson: “Free speech includes the right to not answer questions.”