How far does Bush's arm reach in controlling media? Even into Al-Jazeera?"Journalists on the English-language news site Al-Jazeera.net are considering a mass walkout in protest at the sacking of British editor Yvonne Ridley," begins this article by "jemima" at journalism.co.uk. The Al-Jazeera reporter interviewed for the article suggests that Ridley was fired because of pressure from the Bush administration.
"Yvonne has fabulous contacts and managed to get photos of US soldiers searching Iraqi children - but we were told not to publish them," the unnamed reporter is quoted as saying.