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Al Jazeera host denounces media calling Hamas a terrorist group ‘even if you think’ Oct. 7 was terrorism

Al Jazeera host and CUNY professor Marc Lamont Hill slammed the media for “framing” Hamas as terrorists as a way to delegitimize the group instead of calling it a “government organization” despite its control of Gaza. 

Last week, Hill appeared on Briahna Joy Gray’s “Bad Faith” podcast after he hosted a Hamas spokesperson on his Al Jazeera English (AJE) program “UpFront.”

Hill suggested Hamas would be willing to speak with other news organizations but that the media refuses to do so because of the group’s terrorist status.

“I’m not convinced that they’re unwilling to talk to these other networks. It seems to me that other corporate media outlets have made the decision that they don’t want to be in conversation with them, and part of why is because they’ve decided to frame them as a terrorist network,” Hill said. 

 

Several members of the legacy media previously worked at Al Jazeera, the Qatar-run news organization known for its hostile coverage of Israel.  

Among them are MSNBC weekend hosts Ali Velshi, Ayman Mohyeldin and Mehdi Hasan, all three of whom made headlines over their anti-Israel stance during the network’s coverage of the aftermath of the Oct. 7 terrorist attacks.

Notably, Hasan previously hosted “UpFront” prior to Hill, who took over the AJE program in 2021. 

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Brian Flood is a media editor/reporter for FOX News Digital. Story tips can be sent to brian.flood@fox.com and on Twitter: @briansflood. 

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