When Al Jazeera America was announced, the Qatari propaganda network was riding high.
Once known as a dump for Al Qaeda videos, the Arab Spring had allowed the House of Thani to project its power across the region, toppling governments and replacing them with its Muslim Brotherhood allies.
Qatar had been notorious for its ties to Al Qaeda, but those connections had done little for the oil-rich oligarchy.
The Muslim Brotherhood however handed Egypt over to Qatar. And Al Jazeera’s propaganda had been widely credited with supplying the images and messaging that made it happen…