Al Jazeera, the pan-Arab news giant, has long tried to convince Americans that it is a legitimate news organization, not a parrot of Middle Eastern propaganda or something more sinister. It just bought itself 40 million more chances to make its case. Al Jazeera on Wednesday announced a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore, a former vice president, and his business partners seven years ago. Al Jazeera plans to shut Current and start an English-language channel, which will be available in more than 40 million homes, with newscasts
Comments: PJ Tatler calls Gore´s hurry to make the deal before 12/31 is the biggest irony ever, that obviously taxes are for the little people.
#1, I agree with you. I watch the Al Jazeera newscast every day on North Texas television which carries the broadcast from Doha. They give broad coverage to international news which most US networks do not. I think I am pretty good at sniffing out propaganda and I find almost none on this particular program from Al Jazeera.
Hillary said Al Jazeera is the only real news. Then it´s settled. Indeed. Years ago (pre2001)when the Mayo Clinic was a Mecca to Arabs, all the hotels in Rochester, MN carried Al Jazeera. Personally, I am not happy about paying for it .
#6, I don´t find Current [or Al´s Jazeers, for that matter] on my cable lineup from Cox. I forget which comedian said it, but he said he didn´t watch Current TV since he doesn´t get channel ´one million´...
I would watch AJ for the same reason I [occasionally] watch PMSNBC or CNN, or why I used to listen to Radio Moscow back in the good ol´ Soviet Union days: it always pays to listen to the enemy and hear how they think.
Ah, yes. The cleaned and tydied up American - or should I say English language version - of what the Sultan of Qatar would like broadcast.
Don´t be fooled. If you could read a translated version of the Arab newscast your skin would crawl. As someone else said, CAIR has it´s filthy hands in this.
Mr. Gore, what would your parents think? For shame. It´s as if when people get so drawn in to this new "Progressive" arm they become almost unrecognizable. Even their physical characteristics change, i.e., Hillary. What´s needed here is an exorcism.
Imagine this: Algore tried to avoid paying the higher tax rate: Mr. Gore and his partners were eager to complete the deal by Dec. 31, lest it be subject to higher tax rates that took effect on Jan. 1, according to several people who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. But the deal was not signed until Wednesday.
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Bad Dog, 1/3/2013 7:40:06 AM (No. 9096036)
Wow - the globalist Pro-Regressive Left just keeps pushing, don´t they......?
I´m just about done with all TV, quite frankly - Fox News included. (I´m sick of the ´´fair and balanced´´ Left they present.) As soon as The Blaze TV gets on over to DirecTV, and it´s bye-bye to the rest.
I also just discovered that with a subscription on my cell bill I already pay for, I can get **some** live TV, which includes a number of shows I already watch. Now, if I could figure out how to connect my cell phone to my 41´´ flat screen.....
Actually, now that I think about it, with a subscription to Blaze TV web version, I could completely eliminate that DirecTV satellite bill altogether. Hmmmm.....
Ya´ll can check in on Al Jazeera if you want and report back here once in awhile (appreciated!), but I´ll be happy staying right in my own little nest. There are scary tough times headed our way and I´m devoting myself to preservation, self- and otherwise.
Old Al certainly didn´t want one of those vicious, good-for-nothing christians moving in - he´d rather keep it in the family. This scary-looking pinhead is definitely in a class by himself. Tipper´s probably still running.
I view this as treasonous. A former Vice-president sells to a de facto enemy of the United States. The 100 million he´ll get is more important than his country! Can you imagine the howl the media would raise if a republican did this?
My son watches Al Jazeera and during the Benghazi terrorist incident, Al Jazerra was pronouncing that it was a terrorist incident while PResident Obama and Hilary Clinton were lying about protests. I don´t have a problem with choices in channels.
"Available in 40 million homes" Because it was carried by Time Warner. Only "viewed" by 22,000. Time Warner had already announced it was dropping Current, and now sez it´s going to drop AJ. Glenn Beck tried to buy it but was turned down, They wanted to make surer it was sold to someone "who´s views were more in line with theirs". Uhmmm... "Millionaires sending Jobs overseas" Anybody?? Anybody??
Agree with #26. I already wrote DIRECTV to urge them to do what TWC did, and I urge Comcast customers to do the same. Freedom of the press is one thing, but Al Jazeera is a demonstrated terrorist and Al Qaeda sympathizer. They have no place in American media.
Absolutely astonishing, or perhaps not so astonishing, that Current turned down Glenn Beck saying that it wanted a buyer with view more compatible to Current TV. So, Al Jazeera it is. And then, these creeps rush through the sale so they don´t have to pay the increased taxes that they all say we need more of. How many disgusting things are in this one transaction. Al Gore. Another fat tick on the skin of America.
Just remembering algore admonishing us for driving SUVs when he had a fleet of them to transport him all over the place, caravan style. He REALLY looks down his righteous nose at us, the little people, the fly-overs. Wasn´t it Billy Carter who had a business deal with an Arab country? Yeah, I thought so. Hmmm...
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