So much for first impressions. After a long-awaited launch, Al Jazeera America’s very first guest was conspiracy theorist Professor Stephen Walt.
He’s best known for co-authoring The Israel Lobby, a discredited book which accuses Jews of manipulating American foreign policy. (Osama Bin Laden’s endorsement was a plug Walt could’ve done without.) Walt’s pre-Arab Spring observations rank among The 3 Dumbest Things Written By Intellectuals Visiting Libya. And his response to the 2011 Itamar massacre was cold — shockingly so.
Walt concluded his thoughts on Egypt’s turmoil by telling AJA viewers that US aid to Cairo isn’t really a significant strategic American interest, but it mollifies Israel. Watch the video.
I’m almost afraid to ask: What will Al Jazeera America do for an encore?
(Hat tip: Washington Free Beacon)