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Al Jazeera starts conservative media platform for US

Qatari government-funded Al Jazeera starts conservative online media platform for US called Rightly that will be run by a former Fox News editor

  • Al Jazeera is launching a conservative digital media platform called Rightly
  • The media network, which is funded by the Qatari government, will aim to target ‘center-right folks who feel left out of mainstream media’
  • Scott Norvell, who worked at Fox News and News Corp for more than a decade, will head Rightly as its editor in chief 
  • The platform is expected to launch its first opinion program on Thursday with additional programs to follow within the next few months 

Al Jazeera is starting a conservative-leaning digital media platform for the United States called Rightly that will be run by a former Fox News editor. 

The media network, which is funded by the Qatari government, will target ‘conservative audiences – reaching center-right folks who feel left out of mainstream media’, Politico reports. 

Scott Norvell, who worked at Fox News and News Corp for more than a decade, will head Rightly as its editor in chief.  

The platform is expected to launch its first opinion program on Thursday with additional programs to follow within the next few months. 

Al Jazeera is starting a conservative-leaning digital media platform for the United States called Rightly that will be run by a former Fox News editor

The first show to air on the platform will be hosted by conservative political commentator Stephen Kent.

Al Jazeera has not yet announced the news of its conservative platform. 

DailyMail.com has contacted them for comment.

Al Jazeera, which is headquartered in Doha, launched its liberal-leaning US network – Al Jazeera America – back in 2013. 

It closed down the American arm in 2016 but has maintained a presence in the US online with its international AJPlus video and Al Jazeera English platforms. 

Norvell, Rightly’s editor-in-chief, is a Fox News veteran having worked at the network is varying capacities between 1996 and 2009, according to his LinkedIn. 

After a brief stint with CNN, Norvell worked as Fox News’ Miami bureau chief before becoming the network’s London bureau chief. 

Scott Norvell, who worked at Fox News and News Corp for more than a decade, will head Rightly as its editor in chief

The host of Rightly's first program - Stephen Kent - is a political commentator and author

Scott Norvell (left), who worked at Fox News and News Corp for more than a decade, will head Rightly as its editor in chief. The host of Rightly’s first program – Stephen Kent (right) – is a political commentator and author

Al Jazeera, which is headquartered in Doha, launched its liberal-leaning US network - Al Jazeera America - back in 2013. It closed down the American arm in 2016 but has maintained a presence in the US online

Al Jazeera, which is headquartered in Doha, launched its liberal-leaning US network – Al Jazeera America – back in 2013. It closed down the American arm in 2016 but has maintained a presence in the US online

He later became the bureau chief of the New York newsroom and then a vice president of news for the network. 

Norvell left Fox in 2009 to take on a chief operating officer role at NewsCore and Fox’s parent company News Corp. 

He has been working at a screen company since 2012. 

Norvell authored several articles that appeared online with Al Jazeera English last year that touched on Donald Trump, anti-racism protests and COVID-19.   

Meanwhile, the host of Rightly’s first program – Stephen Kent – is a political commentator and author. 

He is currently signed to Center Street, a conservative book company that also represents  Donald Trump Jr and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. 

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