OCCUPATION: Al-Arabiya general manager
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PRO: He has positioned his far-reaching Middle East cable network as the anti- al-Jazeera, advocating against radical Islam. It's one of the reasons Obama chose al-Arabiya for his first official presidential interview.
CON: His anti-jihadist views have drawn plenty of enemies in his region. And despite his efforts, al-Jazeera remains the most-watched network in the Arab world.