Al Gore Sells Out to Al Jazeera

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    Al Jazeera has acquired Current TV, the progressive cable news station co-founded by Al Gore.

    The news was reported by the New York Times' Brian Stelter on Wednesday. Current had been aggressively looking for a buyer for some months.

    Al Jazeera will replace Current's programming with its own network. The Dubai-based channel has long sought to extend the reach of its English-language service in the United States. The deal gives the network the ability to get in front of more American viewers, which has been one of its biggest challenges. Al Jazeera English launched in New York City last year, but has previously faced resistance from cable operators in other parts of the country. Though it remains controversial for many, its reporting from the Middle East during and after the Arab Spring gave it a vastly increased profile — and a new credibility — inside the US.

    Sources familiar with the talks told the Times that the channel, called "Al Jazeera America," will be based in New York, with the majority of its content created in the United States. The rest of the content would come from Al Jazeera's English-language channel.

    Current co-founder Joel Hyatt told staffers that he and Gore were "thrilled" about the deal. In a possible sign of the lingering skittishness over Al Jazeera, he said that Time Warner Cable will not carry the new channel because it had not "consented" to the acquisition. This will leave Al Jazeera with carriage in 50 million homes.

    Al Jazeera Buys Current TV
     
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    I saw this earlier. My first thought was that rdean is never going to call out Al Gore for selling out to the Arabs like he does Fox.
     
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    Al Jazeera is a good network with a good reputation.
     
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    Nothing new for a Democrat, they'll sell us and our country out to the highest bidder
     
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    So, a Muslim owning a small percentage of Fox News = horrible and evil.

    An Islamic foreign government owning Current TV outright = good and righteous and holy.


    Right, USMB lefties?
     
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    Why don't you face east and praise Allah, assfuck.
     
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    Truth be known; Al Jazeera is a fairly balanced news organization.

    Much better than MSNBC, CNN, or Fox in presenting the facts on various global issues.

    btw Al Gore is a limousine liberal maggot and a total puke.......... :cool:
     
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    Gore wanted it sold before the end of Dec. so that he did not have to pay the higher tax rate.
    He is such scum.
    He touted about how he was all for the rich paying their fair share in 2000 but not for him.
     
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    Gore, what a fuck tot
     

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