WASHINGTON -- Oct. 22
Thursday night was a big night for Al Jazeera, the Arabic-language television news channel in the Middle East.
The preemptive lead story was the release of the UN report on the assassination of Rafik Hariri, the former prime minister of Lebanon.
For most news organizations, it was a story worth at best three or four news reports. At Al Jazeera, editors decided this was the only story of the night.