counterpoint: Americans follow and watch Al Jazeera because they believe it to be a unbiased, first hand source for news on the Middle East.
They certainly don't have the greatest reputation, either.
Does Al Jazeera really have a bad reputation in the US? Because as far I can tell that's not the case in Europe. They probably have different editorial teams though, so maybe the stuff they put out over there is more controversial. Regardless, I don't think that's a great analogy. Even if Al Jazeera doesn't have a great reputation in the States, they're still a legitimate news organisation. The PLO have no such legitimacy. A better analogy would be someone following a Minuteman group in order to keep up to date with immigration reform.
Yeah, Al Jazeera America is honestly the most objective and professional cable news station in the US. But it's funded by the Qatari royal family and has an Arabic name so the vast majority of Americans seem to think it's news by and for terrorists, which is hilarious. I wouldn't trust Al Jazeera to accurately report on the many fucked-up things that go on in Qatar itself, but it's not an agenda-driven hack operation like RT is.
Also, Al Jazeera Arabic is, to my knowledge, fairly well-respected and is the only reasonably objective source of news available in many countries in the Middle East. Like, honestly, isn't it really fucked up and racist that most people think that Al Jazeera is an untrustworthy news source because it is based in the Middle East and employs actual Arab journalists to report on Arab countries? I mean, in this part of the world, we trust the reporting on the Middle East from places like NBC, which is owned by GE the a defense contractor and then we're super skeptical of Al Jazeera's motives because we assume that the concept of objectivity is foreign to Middle Easterners.
Anyways, back on subject, when it comes to what the developers of Hatred are all about, I don't know if the wait-and-see approach is caution or willful blindness. Like, obviously some of these guys have indicated at least a vague interest in Polish far-right causes with their online activity and they're also developing a game about mass murder, the trailer for which prominently features a white man killing visible minorities, women and cops. I understand that people don't want to make a conclusion about what motivated this development team to make this game, but I feel like there's just enough info out there that now it should actually be up to them to prove that they're not completely horrible people. The people who have added up what we know about the game and its developers so far and come to the assumption that there's probably something truly rotten there are not necessarily the people we need to worry about. Focusing attention on the supposed witch hunt does a really good job of protecting Hatred and its dev team from scrutiny and there's way too much questionable shit going on to give them the benefit of the doubt.