We'll be Back to the Pope After This Commercial

Al Jazeera America likes to boast that it doesn't take as many commercial breaks as it's rivals.

Of course, maybe that's because they can't sell as many commercials as the others.

But, it should be pointed out that AJA was the first of the cable news channels this to break away from live Pope arrival coverage yesterday.  

At 4:19pm, Al Jazeera cut away from live pictures of Pope Francis to run a commercial for furniture polish.  

Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC all stayed with live pictures until 4:45pm,  

AJAM may say it is committed to winning over American TV viewers.  But this was a strange way to show it. 

But hey, at least they didn't cut away from the Pope for a Viagra commercial. 

Just saying.....