Al Gore’s Al Jazeera Sellout

What 'nuance' will Al Jazeera bring to U.S. cable news coverage, as commended by the New York Times? Don’t expect to find fair-handed coverage of Israel or the U.S., but rather the promotion of Qatari foreign policy, brought to you by the go-to-network for Hamas, the late Osama bin Laden and Hassan Nasrallah.

It was July 18th, 2008, the birthday of Samir Kuntar, and so Al Jazeera naturally had a birthday celebration. Fortuitously, Kuntar had been released just two days earlier from a near three-decade spell in Israeli prison. As a young member of the Palestinian Liberation Front in 1979, Kuntar snuck across...