Al Gore Sells Current TV To Al Jazeera

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Do you think they will rehire Keith Olbermann?

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Such a perfect fit, leftist and Islamists

Al Jazeera is finalizing a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore and his business partners seven years ago.

If the deal is completed, Current will provide the pan-Arab news giant with something it has sought for years: a pathway into American living rooms. Current is available in about 60 million of the 100 million homes in the United States with cable or satellite service.

File this under Domestic Dhimmis/Stealth Jihad

Update: Dhimmis at NY Times shows their approval: Al Jazeera Seeks a U.S. Voice Where Gore Failed

Update II: Glenn Beck tried to purchase Current but was turned down

.....The Wall Street Journal reports:
Mr. Hyatt said they agreed to sell to Al Jazeera in part because “Al Jazeera was founded with the same goals we had for Current,” including “to give voice to those whose voices are not typically heard” and “to speak truth to power.” Other suitors who didn’t share Current’s ideology were rebuffed. Glenn Beck’s The Blaze approached Current about buying the channel last year, but was told that “the legacy of who the network goes to is important to us and we are sensitive to networks not aligned with our point of view,” according to a person familiar with the negotiations
Based on Hyatt’s quote, the owners of Current TV didn’t want Glenn to purchase Current TV and put TheBlaze in millions of home across the country because they didn’t agree with his point of view. They must not feel the same way about Al Jazeera, a news organization that ran an op-ed comparing Glenn to a terrorist.

Posted by: Stable Hand at 09:38 PM

Comments

1 Quatari petrodollars > Kyoto carbon credits.

Posted by: Bright Eyes at January 02, 2013 09:49 PM

2 Thank God that man was not elected President. I voted for him, and I am glad he lost.

Posted by: VALERIE at January 02, 2013 11:16 PM

3 Greetings:

I live in the San Francisco Bay area, several soviets south of what the locals, for some arcane reason, refer to as "The City". One of the local Progressive (nŽe Public) Broadcasting System stations, call-sign KCSM, airs a one hour Al-Jezeera English news program daily and has been for several years.

I see bits and pieces of the broadcast from time to time and the whole on a more rare basis. To me, they don't seem any worse than the normal PBS fare bias-wise, but some of that may be my proclivity to judge foreigners less harshly than Americans because, well, they're foreigners.

What's caught my attention of late is that they seem to be following PBS's lead in re-hyping the "climate whatever" boondoggle. And, of course, their interviewŽes tend to all come from the lefto- Arabo-philic end of the crescent, I mean spectrum.

Posted by: 11B40 at January 02, 2013 11:28 PM

4 This story makes me smile. Both because Al Gore's TV channel was such a failure, and because Al-Jezeera just blew a bunch of money on such a bad investment.

Posted by: You Have An Ugly Goat at January 03, 2013 12:23 AM

5 YHAUG, I agree. It also shows that liberals will ditch their high minded ideals for capitalism every single time.

I have never understood why these Leftist Liberal groups are so pro-Arab.

Posted by: Gork at January 03, 2013 08:23 AM

6 Al-Gorzeera TV =P

Posted by: LauraWalkerkc at January 03, 2013 11:54 AM

7 Two groups of people who are crazier than a peck of bedbugs and three times as disgusting.
BUT, deserve each other!
Al-Gore and Al-jizzera.

Posted by: obsidian at January 03, 2013 12:25 PM

8 @6 That sounds like the name for an islamic sea monster that attacks Japan.

Posted by: obsidian at January 03, 2013 12:26 PM

9 Algore IS a loser. He sounds like some demented evangelist ranting about global warming and climate change. No wonder he would want muslim religious propagandists to continue his bullshit working the rubber chicken circuit. We have a Joseph Goebbels award for Prince Albert for being a monumental liar and evil for politicizing science. Screw you Algore.

Posted by: Mark at January 03, 2013 12:41 PM

10 Gore's point of view is that he hates America. Yeah, that's a good match.

Posted by: EROWMER at January 03, 2013 05:43 PM

11 Al Jazeera is already on American TV. The BBC carries it on Direct TV channel 264. I watched it tonight. And guess what. Not one time did they mention Israel. It was informative world news. Never mentioned Palestine or Israel. Now go to Direct TV channel 366 which is the Jewish channel and see what you get. I try to watch their news portion but it is horrible and sounds like Stable Hand over and over. Except that they are constantly begging money showing pics of old hags that are supposed to be starving to death in the land of milk and honey. If these old hags are starving to death where is our 2.5 billion a year going? 2.5 billion divided by 7 million. Well, you get the point.

Posted by: Greyrooster at January 03, 2013 11:59 PM

12 Yea, yea. I'm a racist anti-semite for telling the truth. That truth is Al Jazeera is eating the Jewish channels lunch. However, the zionists have my favorite channel (fox news) well in hand. Which, to me, gives them the lead.

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Posted by: Greyrooster at January 04, 2013 08:36 PM






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