Al Jazeera Versus Old West Biker Bar
Check out El Marco’s web site for more interesting photos and comments from the Denver Democratic Convention; here’s his post on the reaction from local residents as Al Jazeera English broadcast from an Old West biker bar in downtown Golden, the Buffalo Rose: Al-Jazeera welcomed by liberals, protested by conservatives.
I was surprised to see all of the staff wearing T-shirts with this symbol.
One of the employees told me they were wearing these T-shirts all week, to make their dislike of Al Jazeera known.
Many residents of Golden do not like the idea of their city laying down the welcome mat to Al Jazeera.
The Qatar based Arab news network’s level of anti-American (and anti-Israel) propaganda is notorious. A few weeks ago Al Jazeera’s Beirut bureau threw a welcome home party for brutal child-killer Samir Kuntar.
Golden’s mayor backed out of his invitation to host a BBQ at his home for Al Jazeera. Some locals produced these shirts, which say “No Al Jazeera in Golden” on the back. The bar’s owner had more of the shirts made up (without the words on the back) as an “ironic sort of joke”; apparently the Arabic says Buffalo Rose.