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The Al Jazeera Deal: How
Al Gore Race-Baited His
Way to a $100M Pay Day

Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by John Nolte

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/4/2013 3:06:05 PM

One of America´s great legal rackets is cable/satellite television, where somewhere around 100 million Americans pay for literally dozens of channels they never watch. As you well know, to do business with any cable/satellite provider means being forced into expensive tiers and/or packages that include channels we wouldn’t watch for free. Because of this, we´re not only forced into subsidizing junk; we´re also subsidizing programming that works against our own political and cultural beliefs, like MSNBC, CNN, OWN, MTV, etc. Most of us only have access to a single cable outlet, and that outlet´s only competition

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Who would have thought you could make that much money when so few people watched that channel. Amazing.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/4/2013 3:20:33 PM     (No. 9098725)

And don´t forget who was in on the ground floor. Claudia (Lady Bird) Johnson.

For the little pipple.

Last night some station played a sound clip of The Tree speaking and I had forgotten how hilarious his voice and manner are.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: formerNYer, 1/4/2013 3:29:12 PM     (No. 9098736)

Sorry john - I have DirecTV, where else can I get every NFL game on Sunday? Also, growing up a Yankee fan it would be impossible to get those nightly games. So I get all the junk I don´t want, DirecTV knows i never go to the stations not even by accident so there´s no rating (which is what they need to charge sponsors for revenue, Gore´s network was only profitable in sale, it drained money from it´s owners the rest of the time. They found a sucker to buy it.
By the way DirecTV dropped A-J the day after they bought it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 1/4/2013 3:30:10 PM     (No. 9098738)

Yep, cable TV is all about subscriber fees. Why would the Big Ten invite the perennially bad University of Maryland football program to join their conference? Baltimore-Washington metro area cable subscribers. And Rutgers, with all of those New York households that are connected (but not necessarily watching Rutgers football or even ESPN at all).

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Reply 4 - Posted by: avikingman, 1/4/2013 4:46:02 PM     (No. 9098866)

DirecTV is the way to go as an NFL and Yankee fan.
Had mlb.TV last year. Black outs, terrible reception (clipped screen), never again.

I´m for the new guys (forgot who - google?) coming out with full a la carte. If it solves my sports problems I´m there in a heartbeat.

Currently w comcast aka xfinity, they stink too and they´re expen$ive.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BadgerBill, 1/4/2013 5:43:16 PM     (No. 9098967)

UM has a football program?

Not owning a tv means never having to say ´why so much $´?

Oh, btw, what´s a Rutgers?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Penney, 1/4/2013 6:05:03 PM     (No. 9099012)

Al Jazeera? ...Have you checked channel 248 on Direct TV? Al Jazeera is on there right now.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Penney, 1/4/2013 6:07:27 PM     (No. 9099020)

oops, Correction: Al Jazeera´s ´news´ is on Direct TV´s channel 348 right now.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 1/4/2013 8:38:48 PM     (No. 9099239)

Finally, someone admits that cable TV is one of America´s great legal rackets. Just say no to cable TV. I did over a year ago and I have saved almost 2 grand since then. That´s not chump change.

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