The Arab public opinion is in most aspects quite similar to the American public opinion.
They listen to the channel they think sounds best, and they believe everything they hear.
Whenever they listen to something, they do not question the news, they question the reporter.
Look at what happened with Peter Arnett.
So, Arabs and Americans alike, will accept any crap that censored or self-censored media throws at them.
Until the moment absolute evidences show that the media was actually lying.
It happens with Al Jazeera, and it happens in the USA where FOX news has the credibility of Donald Duck.
Well... I know, I know... some still believe Donald Duck is credible.
The advantage of the US media is that History is written by the winners, so, most of the lies and hoaxes the US media broadcasted, will go in history like the most absolute truth. They follow Goebbels teachings, which said "...A lie, repeated countless times will become true..."
Narrow-mindedness operates miracles