While the lawsuit over the sale of Al Gore’s Current TV to Al Jazeera is making headlines, a close reading of the legal complaint provides additional evidence that a congressional investigation into the curious transaction is urgently needed and necessary. The media executive who claims to have arranged the sale says the idea was to make the Terror TV channel “palatable to U.S. lawmakers,” a formulation that suggests foreign lobbying on Capitol Hill in order to protect the $500 million payoff to Gore and other owners and investors in Current TV. The suit says that media executive John Terenzio
This was a bonehead idea and certainly not worth the amount of money being put up for this sham.I´m tired of all these liberal sub groups and affiliates trying to weasel their way into mainstream America.The current brainwashing by the MSM is bad enough already.
Nice to see the kitchen light flicked on at 3AM so that we can see some of these cockroaches try to scurry back behind the refrigerator. Perhaps there´s more behind the scenes with pistol-packing, money-grubbing Diane Feinstein and her gun control initiatives as well! One thing certainly is crystal clear - they sure aren´t motivated by patriotism or any inclination to "save the planet"!
FTA: But the fact that prominent Democrats are involved makes it politically sensitive for Republicans who want to avoid confrontations. ...made his presentation to Richard Blum, husband of Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, and an investor in Current TV. ...Blum and others ...were “concerned about the prospect of losing their shirts”...
These people make me sick, including the Republicans who never want to do anything that will stir the pot. Numbers at the bottom of the article to call. Do it tomorrow.
"Throughout most of my life, I raised tobacco. I want you to know that with my own hands, all of my life. I put it in the plant beds and transferred it. I´ve hoed it. I´ve dug in it. I´ve sprayed it. I´ve chopped it. I´ve shredded it, spiked it, put it in the barn and stripped it. And sold it."
Senator Albert A. Gore, Jr. Speech To NC Tobacco Growers 1988
A moral of Mr. Kincaid´s excellent article? "Farmer Al" should have never left the simple, yet satisfying life, of raising tobacco in the lush green fields of Tennessee.
That walking-talking, pint-sized parade balloon (algorbot) thinks he can get away with anything - just like Obama. He may not be quite as slick as our little president though. If he gets his tail (behind) in a crack, it´s gonna have to be a big one (crack, that is).
FTA: "Please urge Rep. Murphy to accelerate his investigation of the Al Jazeera deal by calling his office at 202-225-2301. Also, it is long overdue for Rep. Michael McCaul to do his duty and announce hearings into this curious transaction. His Committee on Homeland Security can be reached at 202-226-8417."
Important revelations contained in this article. Makes me wonder about 2 things in particular: First, was Current TV created as a "shell" by Dianne Feintein´s husband (Blum) with Algore´s status as enviro-savior and political victim as a cover for a pre-planned later sale to al Jazeera; and, second, if al Jazeera could pay $100 million to Gore personally, how much could they spread around to influential Republicans (and of course Dems) in Congress? I have a feeling the pied piper, Terenzio, will be generously settled with, now that Accuracy in Media has exposed the game.
Good analogy, #5. All b/c like #2 said, Al Gore being cheap is him opening his own can of worms. If everyone had been paid in a square deal, even though a traitorous one, then this accidental transparency would never have occurred. Well it could not happen to a nicer guy! ha ha.
That´s right to above, this will go nowhere, especially with that much money floating around for payoffs. This lawsuit gives a glimpse into why some Republicans curiously act the way they do($).
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Ida Lou Pino, 3/10/2013 11:09:27 AM (No. 9217837)
Here´s what I really want to know - - -
Has anyone ever read a single syllable about the Gorkbot-Tippler divorce? Where are the sensational headlines and the salacious details?
#18 makes the essential point, and I agree. Although Clinton was, in fact, impeached in the House of Representatives, the Senate vote to remove him from office fell far short of the 67 votes required. There never was any doubt that all Democrats and a few knowledgable Republicans would hold their noses and vote to keep Beelzebubba in office.
Some of our colleagues on this news forum never forgave Tennessean Fred Thompson for voting "nay" on removal. While Thompson understood that Clinton deserved to get booted from office on general principle, he knew that Gore would have been elevated to the presidency, that his election in 2000 would have been a virtual certainty if he were the incumbent, and that we´d have been stuck with him until 2009.
It must be underscored that Gore was and is mentally disturbed, and would have been a classically bad president, probably as bad as what we´re stuck with now. It would be cosmic justice if Gore gets laid low by his deal with Al Jazeera. A lower grade, greedier, more hypocritical, more misanthropic public servant has never existed. Tennessee natives, especially, have known this for a long time.
How may scandals can we handle? Nutzo, absurd, crazed madness deals that are floating around greed addicted Washington with only AIM to call attention. At this point, the entire blinded mainstream media is a co conspirator against all of America and obviously a traitor to the truth. Guns to Mexican drug dealers, unaccounted for debt, attempting to smash the Second Amendment, luxurious vacations, flaunting nuvo wealth while creating class warfare with the rich, Benghazi killlings, fake death of Bin Laden, feeding billions of fake dollars to Wall Street super rich conspirators, promoting a muslim enabler to head the CIA, avoiding revelation of mass infiltration of muslims in our own government, a pretend (uncredentialed)president with muslim loyalties. Diane Sawyer, Steve Pelley, Brian Williams, Roger Ailes, Anderson Cooper, Ariana, Matt, has it gone far wnough? Can you start to deal with the truth, the world crashing, America destroying truth, and help stop it?!
The Outdoor channel which is viewed by way more people was recently sold for $227 million Yet the Current channel which is not watched by anyone as they do not even make it to 1% in ratings is sold for $500 million?
Diane Feinstein and Al Gore and any other American involved sold out their country! Bribery! Treason!
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You can get a deconstruction of the media at many places. The people who visit the Treehouse want to see the entire context; The entire truth, as it presents. So here we go…. In any endeavor of corruption and misleading governance, the control of, and support by, the media, is an absolute necessity. The USSR needed Pravda to keep the ruse of governance for decades. The need of/by the U.S. government has steadily grown over the course of several progressive decades; but the urgency has increased exponentially over the past five years with the extremes