Understand that not only the U.S. government but the French recognized that Al-Aqsa TV was not a legitimate news organization. Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reported:
On March 18, 2010, the U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions against two Hamas-linked organizations in Gaza – Al-Aqsa TV and the Islamic National Bank (INB). The actions, taken pursuant to Executive Order 13224, freeze any assets that Al-Aqsa TV or INB hold under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibit U.S. persons from engaging in any transactions with them. The targets of the sanctions include terrorists and terrorist organizations, among others.
These are not legitimate journalists in the eyes of Western governments, so why is Newseum sullying its building by honoring them? You got me.
On the board of trustees of the Newseum are figures such as Margaret Carlson of Bloomberg News, Michael Regan of News Corp., and Judy Woodruff. What say you all?