Shuster and Seigenthaler will both serve as anchors for the network, which is scheduled to launch Aug. 20.
Upon making the announcement, Siegenthaler said, “I’m proud to join a respected worldwide news organization that is committed to delivering high quality, objective and balanced investigative journalism. While other networks and newspapers are cutting back, Al Jazeera is growing. It’s exciting to be part of the launch of this unique cable news channel.”
Shuster told the Huffington Post, “I’ve followed Al Jazeera since I covered the Iraq War in 2003 from Doha. The organization’s fearless efforts to give a voice to the voiceless have always struck a chord in me. It’s an honor to help carry on that unique mission on an American channel and for an American audience.”
In recent months, other news personalities have joined Al Jazeera, including former CNN host Ali Velshi, former CNN reporter Joie Chen and former CNN morning show host Soledad O’Brien.
As Cliff Kincaid, director of Accuracy in Media, has noted, “[T]he anti-American channel works hand-in-glove with the Muslim Brotherhood and its associated terrorist groups, including Al Qaida and Hamas. Nothing has changed. In fact, Al Jazeera has become more open about its work as a foreign policy instrument of Qatar, including the promotion of al-Qaida-linked terrorist groups in Syria.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/tv-news-stars-flocking-to-al-jazeera/#fxlQeW0B2gZA3SXI.99