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In fact Bin Laden had concluded that CBS News was "close to being unbiased". ABC also got high marks from the terrorist group, but CNN was criticized for being "too close to the U.S. Government."
At one time Al-Qaeda was very high on MSNBC, but their opinion has changed now that the network has fired their star host Keith Olbermann.
"We still love Rachel Maddow," an Al-Qaeda spokesman told us, "she have pretty face, just like goat."
American-born media adviser for al-Qaeda Adam Gadahn warned Bin Laden to beware of the broadcasters' "cunning methods" as he described Fox News as a channel in the "abyss" that should "die in anger".
In a memorandum made public by the US military's Combating Terrorism Center last Thursday, Bin Laden asked for advice on exploiting the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
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Bin Laden suggested contacting Al-Jazeera.
"You can point out to them that this way they will be showing the other opinion," he said.
Bin Laden also wondered if it would be good to work with an American channel, suggesting CBS as "close to being unbiased". Bin Laden had admired CBS for their bold plan to forge documents during the 2004 election in order to help elect John Kerry. "That Dan Rather man is doing Allah's work." Osama Bin Laden often said.
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Fox News is dismissed because it "falls into the abyss as you know, and lacks neutrality too".
"I used to think that MSNBC channel may be good and neutral a bit, but is has lately fired Keith Olbermann," wrote Gadahn.
CNN is questioned, although its Arabic "version brings good and detailed reports".
"As for the neutrality of CNN in English, it seems to be in cooperation with the government more than the others (except Fox News of course)," he said. Gadhan describes ABC as "all right":
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"CBS channel was mentioned by the sheik. I see that it is like the other channels, but it has a famous program (60 Minutes) that has some popularity and a good reputation for its long broadcasting time. Only god knows the reality, as I am not really in a position to do so."