Montana To Be Featured On Al Jazeera (Update)

Montana To Be Featured On Al Jazeera (Update)

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    Montana To Be Featured On Al Jazeera (Update)

    I received this in an e-mail from the President of the Montana Shooting Sports Association.

    Dear MSSA Friends,

    A week ago I was approached by an independent TV journalist who had
    been contracted to do a Montana story for an international news network.

    The story, I was told, was about trying to explain the D.C. v. Heller
    case now before the U.S. Supreme Court, for which oral arguments will
    be this coming Tuesday. The Montana segment is to explain to an
    international audience why the RKBA is important in Montana - an
    important part of the culture of our Montana people.

    The international news network is Al Jazeera. Yeah, right. That's
    what I thought, too.

    So, I did some research. Al Jazeera is headquartered in Qatar, and
    is thought by international observers to currently be the closest
    thing to freedom of the press that exists in the Mid-East. Plus, I
    learned, Al Jazeera has an English-only channel that is watched by
    100 million English-speaking people around the globe, beginning to
    rival the BBC and CNN. My research also suggested that the
    journalist doing this story on contract for Al Jazeera is an American
    and a professional who has done work for CBS, NBC and other biggies.

    After several email interchanges with the journalist, Mike Kirsch, I
    got into a comfort zone and agreed to help with the story.

    I spent most of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with Mike and his nice
    camera lady Kelly. I drove them around and helped them get
    interviews with various people who had something useful to say about
    why the RKBA is important to us here in Montana.

    So, this Montana story is now produced, edited and prepared for
    broadcast. It will be available on the Internet from the Al Jazeera
    English Website. It will be about three minutes, and aired every
    hour from 6PM to 10PM, Eastern Time (should be 4 to 8 in Montana) on
    March 20th. You can watch this on the Internet at:
    Al Jazeera English - Front Page

    Their streaming news requires Real Player to be installed on your
    computer, so get that installed if you want to watch.

    Here's the tentative schedule:

    The Guns Across America "series" is set as follows:

    Guns in Illinois March 19 Mike Kirsch
    Guns in Montana March 20 Mike Kirsch
    Guns from the other side, Canada March 21 Jeremy Copeland

    Do I know what material made the cut for the three minutes about
    Montana? No. Do I know if it will portray us in a positive
    light? No. But, I believe it will be that way. We'll have to watch
    to find out for sure.


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    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

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    The only reason I can see this network wanting info about Montana is to get the pulse of the citizens and to see where its primary audience (gingham tablecloths on the head type) can and cannot attack without getting gunned down when the fuse is lit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sniper58 View Post
    The only reason I can see this network wanting info about Montana is to get the pulse of the citizens and to see where its primary audience (gingham tablecloths on the head type) can and cannot attack without getting gunned down when the fuse is lit.
    So they're just gathering intel for Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah and all the rest, right?

    Should have picked up on that...


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    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

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    It's been confirmed the AQ's are already here and rural areas are secondary and/or primary targets. Montana has earned the reputation of "don't mess with us" and I'm thinking they want to know who is where and what do they have, what's the mindset, etc. I'd transfer to Montana tomorrow if my company had an office there (or if I thought I could net as much as I net now)! Colorado is OK (relative to many other states), but I'd rather be in MT!
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    A bunch of terrorist MSSA is talking to. God Bless Montana.
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    Not too shabby. Hopefully they'll at least give a bit of a positive light to the topic. Al Jazeera's a good group. They might be based in Qatar but that guy is right - its as close to freedom of the press as the middle east is going to get. They offer a lot of editorial pieces but they tend to make a distinction between those and the facts. If they were really contolled by terrorists and governments they wouldnt be badmouthing the hell out of China right now for whats going on in Lhasa.
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    Good point Sixbravo, I think its a little silly to assume Al Jazeera = Al Queda..

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    I've looked at Al Jazeera's website and find it to be quite similar to CNN, FoxNews, BBC, etc. If you think it's identical with Al Qaeda, have you actually looked at it?

    Al Jazeera English - Front Page

    I first noticed the service when Al Jazeera correspondents were asking a US Army press conference briefer if they had found those WMDs yet...

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    English Al Jazeera is no different than CNN, BBC, etc - in many cases the bovine manure found coming from the Western outlets is worse. My guess is that a bunch of users make presumptions based on the name without knowing what Al Jazeera is.

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    This one's interesting to me. I know that in a lot of places in the Middle East there is a serious gun culture. As in, every man above the age of 12 has an AK-47. Wedding receptions in the Mid-East often employ "celebratory gunfire." I would imagine them being very pro-gun, even if not overly pro-American. Hmm...

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    Update

    Here's the "Guns In Montana" segment aired on Al Jazeera on 19 March 08:

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    When youíre wounded and left on Afghanistanís plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


    Terry

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    Not a bad video at all, nice work.

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    Well done piece.
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    Was well done...added this news source to my bookmarks...Thanks!
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