Al-Jazeera’s newest (Jewish) star

“Nothing demonstrates the dangerously misplaced sympathies of Canada’s intellectual elite so much as the case of Avi Lewis. A former host with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Jewish Lewis is Canada’s answer to Keith Olbermann. But what has everyone in Canada talking is not his past career but his new job: Lewis has joined Al-Jazeera, the Middle East broadcaster that serves as a leading purveyor of anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism.

“That the ambitious 40-year-old presenter has departed the state-funded CBC for an international network with exponentially bigger budgets and audiences isn’t a huge surprise. But Lewis’s career move underscores that the Canadian Left is all too willing to forge an unholy alliance with the official tribune of radical Islam.”

Kathy Shaidle at Front Page Magazine, 26 March 2008