At least one cable news network is staying away from today’s Justin Bieber drama: Al Jazeera America has not covered the pop star’s arrest aside from a brief mention in the 8amET hour.
An Al Jazeera America source tells TVNewser: “It didn’t hit the level of top news for us on a day when we have the Syrian talks, the Iranian President speaking at Davos, the West Virginia chemical spill continuing and other stories.”
The network has correspondents on location for each story: Nick Schifrin is in Switzerland for the peace talks, Ali Velshi is in Davos and Jonathan Martin is in Charleston. AJAM is also reporting today on Edward Snowden‘s online chat and the private security firm accused of defrauding the U.S. government by submitting 650,000 applications that were not fully vetted.
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