April 4, 2006

ODDLY ENOUGH, THEIR ADULT-ONLY CHANNEL FEATURES SHEEP TOO:

Al-Jazeera rides on Welsh sheep's back (Adam Sherwin, April 04, 2006, The Australian)

AL-JAZEERA, the Arabic broadcaster accused of being a mouthpiece for terrorists, is promising to bring harmony to the Middle East after signing a family of opera-singing Welsh sheep.

The wife of the Emir of Qatar, al-Jazeera's founder, has fallen in love with The Baaas, a Welsh-language children's series.

Criticised in the West for screening tapes of Osama bin Laden, al-Jazeera is softening its image with a new children's channel, designed to educate and entertain the region's young.

The new station is managed by Sheika Mozah, the emir's wife. Its first stars will be The Baaas, an extended family of mixed-breed sheep that rap and sing opera while promoting recycling and racial tolerance.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 4, 2006 9:53 AM
Comments

I suppose the new management will try to insure that everything is sheep-shape.

(I know, baaaaaad pun.)

Posted by: Mike Morley at April 4, 2006 10:14 AM

Going to run it on prime time in the state of Washington.

Posted by: Genecis at April 4, 2006 11:17 AM

Let's have a Baaaaath party!

Posted by: Rick T. at April 4, 2006 11:44 AM

LOL! Love your titles, OJ!

Posted by: Ptah at April 4, 2006 12:21 PM

Will this new channel have any guest appearances by Miss Piggy?

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at April 4, 2006 12:38 PM

Will it be fair and baaaalaaaanced?

Posted by: Dave W at April 4, 2006 4:59 PM

Did anybody else notice that the final 2 paragraphs have absolutely nothing to do with the programming but are merely an effort to bash GWB?

Posted by: sharon at April 4, 2006 6:55 PM

They felt obllllllllllllliiiiiiiiiiiiiigggggggggeeeeeeeed to baaaaaaaaash bush; so they did.

Posted by: Dave W at April 5, 2006 5:38 AM
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