Variety, the century-old entertainment-trade magazine, has word on its website that the Islamic State is nearly set to launch its own 24-hour television channel.
The station, which… will take ISIS’s well-polished propaganda machine to an entirely new level, will feature round-the-clock news and commentary that supports its jihadist ideology.
The terror organization has waged a shockingly bloody campaign in recent months to seize large swaths of Iraq and Syria, and it has utilized both Twitter and YouTube, as well as Iraqi radio bandwidth, to spread its message and galvanize support among terrorist sympathizers. It has its own English-language magazine, Daqib, as well as a video series, on both YouTube and other content-sharing sites, dubbed “The Flames of War.”
The name of the network will be Islamic Caliphate Broadcast. To show that it means business, the terrorist group posted two short Arabic-language teasers for the channel.
There is no word yet on specific programming, though rumor has it that Marc Lamont Hill will be hosting a reality show titled “People Behead for the Craziest Reasons.” The terrorists are also reportedly in negotiation with the producers of the 1950s Groucho Marx game show “You Bet Your Life” to do a remake in which contestants really do bet their lives.