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NY Times Editorial:
‘Unfortunate’ That Time Warner
Cable Is Dropping Al Jazeera

Mediaite, by Meenal Vamburkar

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/4/2013 4:12:05 PM

Time Warner Cable, in a rather blunt statement, said yesterday that the company would no longer carry Current TV, which was just sold to Al Jazeera. Saying the move was not political, the company cited Current’s low ratings as the reason. In an editorial, the New York Times called the move “unfortunate,” arguing that Time Warner “could block access to an important news source.” “Our agreement with Current has been terminated and we will no longer be carrying the service,” the company said. “We are removing the service as quickly as possible.”


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 1/4/2013 4:15:46 PM     (No. 9098803)

This is just the NYT Editorial Board trying to irritate the right. Don´t take the bait.

By the way, it won´t be long before they won´t be around to throw out any bait. Glorias day will that day be.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ronnietheK, 1/4/2013 4:22:29 PM     (No. 9098813)

The premise of the headline is false to start with-TWC did not drop Al Jazeera-they never carried that scummy network to begin with. They were carrying Gore´s scummy little network which was sold. Not the same thing except to the purposefully obtuse NYT and its fellow travellers.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: rosewater, 1/4/2013 4:22:42 PM     (No. 9098815)


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Reply 4 - Posted by: lala, 1/4/2013 4:26:36 PM     (No. 9098826)

Sadly, I expect Time Warner to bow to the pressure and reinstate it. Maybe by the end of the weekend.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/4/2013 4:39:04 PM     (No. 9098854)

For once I agree with the NYT. AJ is no worse, and in some ways better than MSNBC, CNN, NBC and others. And they do cover in some depth international news, which American networks do not.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mitzi, 1/4/2013 4:42:32 PM     (No. 9098859)

Maybe TMC should carry Al Jazeera. AJ will probably attract viewers away from CNN and MSNBC.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: schnapps, 1/4/2013 4:57:25 PM     (No. 9098884)

It won´t be long before NYT opens discussions about a buyout with Al Gozeera themselves.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ebgodard, 1/4/2013 5:05:39 PM     (No. 9098900)

I am sooooooo angry. I have Comcast and after an hour on the phone I got some 12 year old in the executive offices saying that Comcast has no plans to drop Current TV. My problem is it is part of the Preferred package which is one up from Basic and there are no other Cable companies on the Cape. So I will be supporting and bring Al-Jazeera into my home. Current TV headquarters in SF has no comment at this time. People should bombard their Cable companies and demand it be dropped. Snaps to Time Warner. I hope they don´t buckle.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Twinkle93, 1/4/2013 5:32:25 PM     (No. 9098950)

It is not unfortunate that readers are turning away from the NYT.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mackrand, 1/4/2013 5:49:16 PM     (No. 9098979)

I was thinking about this this morning as I filled out an online survey with Time Warner Cable after taking care of a billing problem. The review was generally very positive but there was one question in there that asked if I trusted TW to do the right thing. I gave them a five on that one, out of ten. I´ll have to wait and see if they fold later on and then see if I can do another survey to correct the rating. I will definitely be keeping this situation in mind as it relates to my Cable Internet connection with TW.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/4/2013 6:01:27 PM     (No. 9099004)

If Intel can succeed in getting a channel by channel buffet subscription up and running, as they are predicting, the world will be a better place.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: harper, 1/4/2013 8:24:11 PM     (No. 9099216)

the NYT has been frolicking in the tepid, red-tinged waters of Lake Treason for decades, but it looks like T-W is not quite ready to dive in...or maybe they just don´t want to splash Algore.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: provide, 1/4/2013 8:36:47 PM     (No. 9099235)

I bet Al Jazerra has a Facebook page to "not like."

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/5/2013 5:51:10 AM     (No. 9099633)

This is just another Slimes Pravda article which was pre-approved by the WH (which by the way is infested with the Muslim Brotherhood).

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