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  • Egypt 'declaring journalism a crime' by jailing Al-Jazeera correspondents

    06/23/2014 5:57:08 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 23 2014 | Harriet Sherwood
    Journalists and media organisations have warned that the jailing of three correspondents for Al-Jazeera English by the Cairo regime was intended to intimidate others from reporting freely on events in Egypt. The jail terms of between seven and ten years for Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were met with outrage from veteran correspondents who have reported on the Egyptian uprising and its aftermath. Jeremy Bowen, the BBC's Middle East editor, said the verdicts and sentencing were a blow to freedom of speech and freedom of expression. "This is also at least partly designed to intimidate other journalists, and...
  • Egyptian correspondent sentenced to five years in prison for inciting strife (Christian convert)

    06/23/2014 10:30:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | 23/06/2014 - 12:37 | (Al Masry Al Youm)
    Minya Misdemeanor Court sentenced an Egyptian correspondent who works for a US TV channel to five years and ordered him pay LE500 bail over charges of inciting sedition by broadcasting false news. […] Senior sources disclosed that the defendant was called Mohamed al-Sayyed Hegazy before converting to Christianity. …
  • Australia Pushes for Pardon of Al-Jazeera Reporter

    06/23/2014 10:23:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Straits Times ^ | Jun 24, 2014 9:15 AM
    Australia on Tuesday urged Egypt's new leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to issue a presidential pardon for Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste to prove to the world Cairo is on a path to democracy. Australian Greste and his Al Jazeera colleague, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, were both sentenced to seven years in Jail by a Cairo court on Monday for aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood and "spreading false news".
  • John Kerry snubbed by Egypt's heavy jail sentences for al-Jazeera journalists

    06/23/2014 11:35:58 AM PDT · by mojito · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6/223/2014 | Simon Tisdall
    Egypt's military-dominated government has delivered a humiliating, public slap in the face to John Kerry, the US secretary of state, by sentencing three al-Jazeera journalists to long prison terms only hours after Kerry personally expressed his deep concern about the case in high-level meetings in Cairo. The snub represents a disastrous beginning to Kerry's already fraught Middle East tour, which took him to Baghdad on Monday for crisis talks about the Islamist extremist uprising. The verdict, by a court responsive to government wishes, will also be seen as a deliberate, crude signal to President Barack Obama, who criticised Egypt's deteriorating...
  • Al Jazeera Senior Analyst: Jews Should Know Their Place

    06/03/2014 1:28:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6/3/14 | Adam Kredo
    Al Jazeera English’s senior political analyst is under fire for telling a prominent Jewish writer that he “gives Jews a bad name” and should know his place by showing “some Jewish humility.” Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera’s senior political analyst and host of its show Empire, made the comments on Twitter after Bloomberg columnist Jeffrey Goldberg complimented Al Jazeera. Goldberg had tweeted a link to an article in the left-leaning Israeli publication Haaretz headlined, “Why all Jews are cowards,” with the commentary: “Haaretz publishes headlines that al Jazeera never would, in part because al Jazeera is often more sophisticated.” This prompted...
  • White House blows cover of CIA’s Kabul station chief (Email also sent to foreign media...)

    05/25/2014 6:26:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/25/14 | Dave Boyer
    The White House inadvertently blew the cover of the CIA’s top officer in Kabul during President Obama’s surprise trip to Afghanistan on Sunday. The name of the spy agency’s station chief in Kabul was included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in Mr. Obama’s visit with U.S. troops. The White House provided the list that was sent out in a “pool report” by a reporter traveling with the president to thousands of journalists, including foreign media, who receive the reports.
  • White House mistakenly identifies CIA chief in Afghanistan

    05/25/2014 6:00:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/25/14 | Greg Miller
    The CIA’s top officer in Kabul was exposed Saturday by the White House when his name was inadvertently included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in President Obama’s surprise visit with U.S. troops. The White House recognized the mistake and quickly issued a revised list that did not include the individual, who had been identified on the initial release as the “Chief of Station” in Kabul, a designation used by the CIA for its highest-ranking spy in a country. The disclosure marked a rare instance in which a CIA officer working overseas had his...
  • White House Mistakenly Identifies CIA Chief in Afghanistan Name sent to 6000 reporters)

    05/25/2014 6:00:17 PM PDT · by kristinn · 104 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, May 25, 2014 | Greg Miller
    The CIA’s top officer in Kabul was exposed Saturday by the White House when his name was inadvertently included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in President Obama’s surprise visit with U.S. troops. The White House recognized the mistake and quickly issued a revised list that did not include the individual, who had been identified on the initial release as the “Chief of Station” in Kabul, a designation used by the CIA for its highest-ranking spy in a country. SNIP The Post is withholding the name of the CIA officer at the request of...
  • Mullah Gore and the Benghazi Coverup

    05/07/2014 9:01:02 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 5 replies
    In an April 20 (given the deep connections between the Brotherhood and the Nazi Party, the date may not have been an accident) story in the Jerusalem Post, the question was asked, Will Qatar abandon the Muslim Brotherhood? As they put it, Qatar is the only country who openly supports the Muslim Brotherhood. This followed the pressure exerted on Qatar to do just that from its three Gulf neighbors, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. Saudi Arabia even threatened a blockade should Qatar not comply. Clearly the Brotherhood, and their revolutionary aims, had been recognized as a threat...
  • Al Gore Is Not Giving Up

    04/25/2014 7:41:24 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | 4/24/2014 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    Al Gore is richer and skinnier than ever, 14 years out of the White House, a tech titan with elder statesman clout, whose disdain for politics in the capital where he lived most of his life has only grown with each year he’s lived away from it. Sure, this new Gore has a great life, what with a net worth well over the $200 million mark following the sale of his Current TV network to Al Jazeera last year, that seat on the Apple board and his starring roles with two investment companies that tout their environmentally friendly business styles:...
  • Why climate deniers are winning: The twisted psychology that overwhelms scientific consensus

    04/19/2014 2:12:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Salon ^ | April 19, 2014 | Paul Rosenberg
    There's a reason why overwhelming evidence hasn't spurred public action against global warming. In the run-up to Earth Day this year, two major reports were released by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the largest such body in the world. On March 31, Working Group II released its report, Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, and on April 13, Working Group III released its report, Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change. Both reports cited substantially more evidence of substantially more global warming and related impacts than past reports have, and they did so more lucidly than in...
  • Dozens Laid Off at Al Jazeera America

    04/13/2014 7:05:23 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 38 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/11/2014 | Erik Hayden
    Al Jazeera America, which launched last August with nearly 850 employees and 12 news bureaus in the United States, has laid off dozens of employees as part of restructuring. The channel is disbanding its sports unit and scaling back its social-media-driven show The Stream from a daily show to a once-a-week program.
  • Al Jazeera America’s ratings struggle leads to layoffs

    04/12/2014 6:51:12 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 34 replies
    NY POST ^ | April 12,2014 | Claire Atkinson
    Cable channel Al Jazeera America, which launched less than a year ago, is slashing expenses and laying off staff as it struggles to gain a foothold in the US. The news outfit is letting go of scores of staffers after its Mideast backers spent millions getting the channel off the ground, according to sources close to the company. “They’re not making their numbers or the revenue they thought,” said a source. “They have a really convoluted background of people in from Qatar [headquarters]. They really don’t get the US market.” Al Jazeera America is averaging just 15,000 total viewers, roughly...
  • Vietnam media: Navy confirms flight MH370 crashed into the sea [disputed account]

    03/07/2014 9:28:46 PM PST · by barmag25 · 281 replies
    YAHOO ^ | 3/8/14 | Yahoo Newsroom
    UPDATE [12:37]: Tuoi Tre, a leading daily in Vietnam, reports that the Vietnamese Navy has confirmed the plane crashed into the ocean. According to Navy Admiral Ngo Van Phat, Commander of the Region 5, military radar recorded that the plane crashed into the sea at a location 153 miles South of Phu Quoc island. When contacted, Malaysia Airlines declined to confirm or deny the reports, saying that the Malaysian authorities are working together with the Vietnamese government on the matter. Meanwhile, Al Jazeera reports that China has dispatched two maritime rescue ships to help locate the missing plane.
  • Dozens Laid Off at Al Jazeera America

    04/11/2014 2:04:21 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4-11-14 | Erik Hayden
    Al Jazeera America, which launched last August with nearly 850 employees and 12 news bureaus in the United States, has laid off dozens of employees as part of restructuring. The channel is disbanding its sports unit and scaling back its social-media-driven show The Stream from a daily show to a once-a-week program. our editor recommends Al Jazeera America: Can Oil Money Buy Relevance for the Controversial Network? CNN's Jeff Zucker: Larry King/Piers Morgan-Style Interview Shows 'No Longer Viable' MSNBC Host Ed Schultz Must Again Face Partnership Lawsuit Inside Roger Ailes' Fox News Suite (Photos) CNN Announces Primetime Lineup, New Shows...
  • Robbing the Cradle of Civilization [Page 6; bin Laden and the Face on Mars]

    08/03/2007 6:06:51 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies · 341+ views
    Anomaly Hunters ^ | last updated on 1/24/2003 | The Hero Twins
    By 1997, with the word out that NASA planned to land on Mars, bin Laden called for all Americans and Jews, including children, to be killed. That summer three of his operatives living in Yemen launched a little known threat against NASA, via the judicial system. They warn both NASA and the USA that the Yemeni people (of which bin Laden is a member and believes he can trace his blood line back to the time of Queen Sheba) own Mars and they have 3,000-year-old (Sumerian?) tablets to prove it. On July 24th of 1997 the Al-Thawn weekly newspaper reported...
  • Meet Al Jazeera America (Why Viewers are Staying Away in Droves)

    03/19/2014 7:16:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/19/2014 | Eliana Johnson
    You may not have known it, but there is an infant-mortality crisis sweeping the country. An hour-long documentary from the new cable-news channel Al Jazeera America called attention to the situation, with correspondent Sebastian Walker reporting from Cleveland, Ohio, “America’s infant-mortality capital.” There, he spoke with new mothers about why a country that spends so much on health care is “failing to ensure the health of its newest citizens.” A disproportionate number of African-American babies die in the first year of their lives. “So you have this huge, huge disparity, and that’s kind of business as usual. It’s been going...
  • Al-Jazeera journalists go on trial in Egypt [Aiding Terrorists]

    02/20/2014 6:26:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/20/14
    Twenty journalists, including four foreigners, have gone on trial in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. They face charges including aiding a terrorist organisation - as the Muslim Brotherhood was designated in December - and endangering national security. Eight defendants are in custody, among them al-Jazeera's Egyptian-Canadian bureau chief Mohamed Adel Fahmy and Australian correspondent Peter Greste.
  • Peter Greste: Egypt detention is ‘attack on press freedom’

    01/26/2014 5:48:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 25 January 2014 | Last updated at 11:13 ET
    An Australian journalist, who is being held in an Egyptian jail with two colleagues, says their detention is an “attack on freedom of speech”. “We have not been formally charged, much less convicted of any crime,” Peter Greste wrote in a letter. The Al-Jazeera journalists were arrested on 30 December in Cairo for allegedly holding illegal meetings with the banned Muslim Brotherhood. …
  • Al-Jazeera: Why can't Arab armies be more humane like Israel's?

    01/16/2014 7:06:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/16/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Yes, they really said that. Let's go to the videotape (Hat Tip: Tom Gross).
  • From Nixon to Paul Ryan: How right-wing radicals deceive America (Laff riot)

    01/06/2014 11:27:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Salon ^ | January 6, 2014 | Paul Rosenberg
    By shifting the spectrum of debate, here's how America's rightward march has been normalized throughout history. From Nixon to Reagan to Gingrich to Bush to Paul Ryan and Chris Christie today, leaders who’ve shifted America to the right have been aided by moderating misrepresentations. In the case of Reagan, it was not just the man, but conservatism itself that received the flattering reinterpretation. That was a difference that mattered; it goes to the heart of why Reagan is the American right’s touchstone. But the more general process of misrepresenting and reinterpreting increasingly radical ideological figures as if they were normal,...
  • Egypt arrests Al-Jazeera journalists

    12/30/2013 10:41:33 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/30/13 | AFP
    Cairo (AFP) - Egyptian secret police have arrested an award-winning Australian journalist and an Egyptian reporter for the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera channel suspected of illegally broadcasting news harming "domestic security," the interior ministry said. The arrests come amid a widening crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, which the military-installed government declared a "terrorist organisation" last week. Al-Jazeera confirmed the arrests, and said police also detained a producer and a cameraman. Officers of the National Security service raided the broadcaster's makeshift bureau at a Cairo hotel on Sunday, arresting two of the journalists and confiscating their equipment, said...
  • Merry Griftmas from Al Gore

    12/25/2013 8:09:29 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    WattsUpWithThat.com ^ | 12/24/2013 | Anthony Watts
    As if Al Gore doesn’t already have enough money after selling his failed CURRENT TV channel to the dupes at Al Jazeera for a cool half billion dollars, only to have the viewer numbers crash down so low that Nielsen won’t even rate them anymore, we have this shameless pitch from him in my inbox this morning.
  • Al Jazeera America Attracts Just 13,000 Visitors a Day

    11/18/2013 3:00:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/18/2013 | Audrey Hudson
    The number of viewers tuning into Al Jazeera America is on par with public access programing, drawing an average audience of 13,000 a day despite its availability to millions of American cable subscribers. That's according to the New York Post, which notes the U.S. ratings of the Middle Eastern-based news agency are so low, Nielsen doesn't consider it important enough to report. Al Jazeera America purchased the channel space from Al Gore after the former vice president's Current TV project failed. Al Jazeera pulls in just half the ratings of Gore's venture, although it is available to 44 million American...
  • Al Jazeera America fails to attract US audience

    11/18/2013 10:08:53 AM PST · by Zakeet · 81 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 17, 2013 | Claire Atkinson
    <p>After just two months on the air, Al Jazeera America is losing ground in the US.</p> <p>The US offshoot of the Mideast news outfit managed fewer than half of the viewers who tuned in to its predecessor, Al Gore’s Current TV.</p>
  • Al Gore, raising the heat on Obama, calls Keystone an “atrocity”

    06/18/2013 11:47:24 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 36 replies
    The Grist ^ | 6/16/13 | John Upton
    From one Nobel Peace Prize winner to another, this whole Keystone XL thing is an “atrocity.” Al Gore has been calling on Barack Obama to step up the fight against climate change and Keystone, most recently during an interview with The Guardian: The former vice-president said in an interview on Friday that he hoped Obama would follow the example of British Columbia, which last week rejected a similar pipeline project, and shut down the Keystone XL. “I certainly hope that he will veto that now that the Canadians have publicly concluded that it is not safe to take a pipeline...
  • Al Gore: Keystone an ‘atrocity’

    10/24/2013 9:14:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies
    politico.com ^ | October 24, 2013 | ANDREW RESTUCCIA
    A fiery Al Gore urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to reject the Keystone XL oil pipeline, calling the controversial project an “atrocity.” “This should be vetoed. It is an atrocity. It is a threat to our future,” the former vice president said during a Center for American Progress 10th anniversary event in Washington. Gore criticized the Canadian oil sands that the pipeline would carry, arguing that approval of the project would be akin to a desperate drug addict looking for fresh veins. “Junkies find veins in their toes when the ones in their arms and legs give out,” said...
  • Al Gore’s pals at Al Jazeera shill for Boko Haram terrorists

    05/04/2013 8:23:37 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 5 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 4 May 13 | Unattributed
    Al Jazeera gets exclusive access to Boko Haram terrorists and then complain that self-proclaimed members of this group should either be charged or released by the Nigerian government. For those who don’t know, Boko Haram is a particularly barbaric Jihadist organization. They have made a practice of targeting Christian worshippers on Christian Holy days, such as Easter Sunday and Christmas. We have covered these horrible atrocities from time to time on TTB… http://terrortrendsbulletin.com/2012/04/08/boko-haram-islamikaze-car-bomb-kills-38-christians-outside-easter-service-in-kaduna-nigeria/ Boko Haram has sometimes been described as an Al Qaeda affiliate, but it is actually an independent organization. It may have received forms of support from Al...
  • (Sex Poodle) Al Gore Explains How He Lowers His Carbon Footprint

    10/27/2013 7:54:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 60 replies
    Ecorazzi ^ | 10/24/13 | Lindsey Little
    **SNIP** “What specific things are you doing in life to lower your personal carbon footprint? And what is the biggest one specific thing I as an individual can do to reduce mine?” Gore responded by saying, “I use only carbon-free electricity. Have 33 solar panels on my roof, seven deep geothermal wells under my driveway, LED lights and highest-grade energy-saving windows, max insulation, hybrid plug-in car, etc. No fountains, btw. What you can do? Make smart choices for low-carbon options in the marketplace, make sure you divest from carbon-intensive stocks; be a smart and active citizen! Let politicians know the...
  • Bright House Networks drops Current TV

    01/04/2013 9:19:16 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 1/4/2013 | halboedeker
    The low-rated Current TV is off Bright House Networks after the announcement that the channel was being sold to Al Jazeera. “Our agreement with Current TV has been terminated and we will no longer be carrying the service,” Bright House spokesman Donald Forbes said Friday. He added that the service ended Wednesday and that Bright House has not yet replaced Current TV on Channel 156.
  • On ethical oil, blood and Gore

    05/11/2013 1:46:54 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 9 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | MAY 10, 2013
    For a man with a carbon footprint the size of a dwarf planet, Al Gore takes the hypocrite's cake for his ignorant statement that there is "no such thing as ethical oil." He was in Canada this week to sell his new book, of course, so what better way to get media attention than to insult both the host country and one of its major resources? If you want to know the name of his book, look it up. We're not going to shill for him, even if he is a former vice president of the United States as well...
  • Milken Conference: Al Gore Rocks Crowd With Global Warming Speech

    05/01/2013 9:48:04 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 43 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 30, 2013 | Paul Bond
    But he was most animated, his voice pitching higher and lower and the volume steadily increasing, when he spoke of global warming. "This is for real. It is not made up. The scientists are not in a conspiracy to lie to us," Gore nearly shouted. "The generation of people alive today will be held accountable," he said. "Our children and grandchildren ... if they exist in a world that has been devastated by these consequences that have been predicted and are beginning to unfold -- they would be well justified in asking of us: 'What in the hell were you...
  • Gore TV Facing 2 Lawsuits

    02/23/2006 7:19:24 PM PST · by wagglebee · 54 replies · 1,754+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/23/06 | AP
    A cable television network co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore is facing at least two lawsuits challenging its use of the name Current TV. A Maryland company is suing in federal court in Cincinnati claiming trademark infringement. Minnesota Public Radio has made a similar complaint in a Minneapolis court. "This is a straight-forward case of trademark infringement," according to briefs filed last month in U.S. District Court by Current Communications Group of Germantown, Md., a provider of broadband Internet services that relies on a Cincinnati company to help distribute its service. Current Communications contends that it had registered several...
  • Al Gore's $100 Million Makeover

    09/04/2007 5:17:54 AM PDT · by dennisw · 33 replies · 1,536+ views
    fastcompany ^ | July 2007 | Ellen McGirt
    Al Gore's $100 Million Makeover Not long ago, he was the butt of jokes--lockbox, earth tones, a postelection beard. Then he dusted off an old slide show and jumped with both feet into the private sector. The untold story of how an epic loser engineered what may be the greatest brand makeover of our time. From: Issue 117 | July 2007 | Page 70 | By: Ellen McGirt -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A l Gore is a funny guy. And, for his $175,000 speaking fee, he tells this story: after leaving the White House and heading back to Tennessee sans motorcade--"in a rented...
  • Al Gore is now 'richer than Romney'

    01/10/2013 5:40:36 PM PST · by jakerobins · 11 replies
    Someone finally has done all the math on the recent sale of Al Gore's Current TV to the Arabic language channel Al-Jazeera for $500 million. Jobs were lost, buzz created, employees angered, but the former vice president had little to say about it. He did walk away with a reported $100 million — a tidy sum for a man who had less that $2 million in assets when he ran for president more than a dozen years ago, says Forbes magazine. "Taking into account taxes to be paid on the deal, possible earlier debt and the fact that Gore's representatives...
  • Al Gore now richer than Mitt Romney

    01/09/2013 1:10:56 PM PST · by South40 · 12 replies
    Money.MSN.com ^ | 1/9/2013 | Aimee Picchi
    With the sale of Current TV, the former vice president's fortune is pegged at more than $300 million. A lot has changed for former Vice President Al Gore, who left the White House with a reported $1.9 million net worth. With an estimated $100 million gross profit from the sale of his Current TV to pan-Arab broadcaster Al-Jazeera, Gore is now worth more than $300 million, according to an estimate from Forbes.com. That puts his net worth well ahead of that of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has an estimated fortune of $230 million and was often mocked for...
  • Gore Wanted Current TV Sale Completed in 2012 to Avoid Obama Tax Increases

    01/03/2013 11:13:00 AM PST · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    Al Gore, the man who first introduced the idea of blaming “the wealthiest one percent” for all of America’s ills, is continuing to embarrass himself in the sale of his low-rated Current TV channel to the Al Jazeera. First, we learned that Current’s management believed that the favorite news channel of Islamic fundamentalist terrorists is closer to its own viewpoints than conservative media mogul Glenn Beck; now comes news that the former Democratic presidential candidate was insistent that the sale to the Qatari channel be completed before December 31. That date was important to Gore because he was trying to...
  • How Al Gore Got To Be Insanely Rich

    05/06/2013 1:29:43 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Business Insider Australia ^ | 5/6/13 | Brett LoGiurato
    Current TVOver the last decade and a half, former Vice President Al Gore has amassed a personal fortune that rivals former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s, Bloomberg’s Ken Wells and Ari Levy report. Gore wasn’t even a multi-millionaire when he ran for office against George W. Bush in the 2000 election, but several recent moves have put his personal fortune at a point where it “may exceed $200 million,”...
  • Al Gore Is Richer Than Romney Thanks to Current TV Sale

    01/09/2013 10:48:33 AM PST · by grundle · 15 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | January 9, 2013 | Bent Lang
    Post-vice presidential life has been very good to Al Gore. Thanks to the $500 million sale of his liberal news station Current TV to Al Jazeera this month, Gore now has a personal fortune of $300 million, Forbes magazine estimates. That puts him ahead of Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney, whose estimated $230 million left him vulnerable to charges that he was out of touch with the common man. The financial publication ascribes Gore's wealth to a series of savvy investments that substantially multiplied the $2 million he listed as assets when he ran and lost the presidential race to...
  • The Democrats' War on Science Aids Our Enemies [& pays off Algore]

    01/06/2013 9:31:54 AM PST · by virgil283 · 7 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | January 06, 2013 | Clarice Feldman
    "...Al Gore, anti-carbon fuel drum major, made a cool $100 million selling his 20% share in the failing, unwatched Current TV to Arab Al-Jazeera, owned by major carbon fuel producers. (His partner, Joel Hyatt, son-in-law of former Ohio Democratic senator Howard Metzenbaum, also benefited mightily.)...It's hard to conclude that this $500 million Al-Jazeera purchase is anything other than a payoff...in recent weeks, Mr. Gore personally lobbied the distributors that carry Current on the importance of Al Jazeera, according to people briefed on the talks who were not authorized to speak publicly. So... Al Jazeera was buying the former Vice President's...
  • Congressman Murphy Seeks Probe of Al Jazeera

    02/27/2013 1:20:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 27, 2013 | Cliff Kincaid
    Rep. Tim Murphy, who holds a senior position on the House Energy and Commerce Committee as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, has called on the Obama Administration to explain whether Al Jazeera’s purchase of Current TV from former Democratic Vice President Al Gore was given any federal review and scrutiny. But Al Jazeera is working furiously to stop the mounting congressional interest and now has three lobbying firms working to stop any hearings or investigations into the deal. Once known as the voice of Osama bin Laden, Al Jazeera is the mouthpiece of the Muslim Brotherhood and...
  • Time Warner Cable Agrees to Carry Al Jazeera America

    10/24/2013 7:34:26 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    Advertising Age ^ | 10/24/13 | Advertising Age
    Declines to Say Whether Network Is Getting Payment Al Jazeera America will become available to Time Warner Cable subscribers in the next few months, the companies said Thursday. -snip- Al Jazeera America will be available on the digital basic tier in Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks markets, including New York City, Los Angeles and Dallas over the next six months, the companies said in a joint statement. "We said in January that we would consider Al Jazeera America," said Melinda Witmer, exec VP-chief video and content officer, Time Warner Cable, in the statement. "Now that the channel is...
  • Meanwhile, on Al Jazeera America . . .

    10/21/2013 7:56:30 AM PDT · by RetiredArmy · 20 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | October 18, 2013 | Tom Thurlow
    It has been almost two months since Al Jazeera America (AJA), the American outlet of Qatar-based news network Al Jazeera, debuted in the U.S. Viewers of the network note its impressive graphics and lack of commercials, a welcomed change of pace compared to most cable news in the States. The network also employs a host of familiar faces that help bolster AJA’s image as just another news network. It remains to be seen just how radical AJA will let its coverage becomes once it grows more assured of its acceptance into the mainstream. Already AJA’s Sunni sponsors have let the...
  • Meanwhile On Al Jazeera America

    10/18/2013 12:21:13 PM PDT · by reformedcrat · 11 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 10-18-2013 | Tom Thurlow
    AJA may be getting into the American mainstream, slowly getting accepted, so that if there is another 9-11, a war involving Israel, or some other mass terrorist event, AJA will be there to share its pro-Al Qaeda or anti-Israel side to American viewers. Kind of an “embedded news network,”
  • Al Jazeera to host 4th World Media Summit in 2016

    10/10/2013 2:13:19 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 1 replies
    Xinhua News Agency ^ | 10/10/2013 | Chen Zhi
    HANGZHOU, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Al Jazeera Media Network will host the fourth World Media Summit (WMS) in 2016, a presidium meeting of the WMS decided here Thursday.
  • What a Joke! CNN's Zakaria Doesn't Ask Gore About Al Jazeera's Connection To Oil!

    02/03/2013 2:08:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 3, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    CNN must be so proud! On Sunday, the self-described most trusted name in news aired a thirteen minute interview with Global Warmingist-in-Chief Al Gore, and although the subject of the sale of Current TV was raised, host Fareed Zakaria didn't ask him one question about al Jazeera's connection to oil (video follows with transcript and commentary): What a Joke! Zakaria Doesn't Ask Gore About Al Jazeera's Connection To Oil! FAREED ZAKARIA: Current TV, a great business deal, but you started it because you wanted to create a greater, well, another liberal voice, a stronger one, an independent voice. Is this...
  • VIDEO: Terror TV's Al Jazeera aka Current TV's Jihad against Pamela Geller

    03/03/2013 9:26:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 3/3/13 | Pamela Geller
    Terror TV, Al Jazeera, is wasting no time exploiting its buy of "Current TV" to advance its malevolent jihadist propaganda. Al Jazeera-Current is going after the vocal among us who are exposing their terror ties and lies to advance sharia and jihad. They did a segment on my defense of freedom as "islamophobia." Of course Hamas-CAIR posted the video here. Al Jazeera is the leading terrorist propaganda organization in the world. Jihad murder mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki has praised Al Jazeera, and several years ago one of its most prominent reporters was arrested on terror charges. Al Jazeera also has for...
  • Al Gore takes the dark view at SXSW

    03/10/2013 10:04:33 AM PDT · by red-dawg · 3 replies
    MySanAntonio.com ^ | March 10,2013 | By Valentino Lucio, Staff Writer
    AUSTIN — For former Vice President Al Gore, the world is spinning out of control — but he says his outlook remains optimistic. He appeared Saturday at the SXSW Interactive Festival, held at the Austin Convention Center, to discuss his latest book, “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change,” which argues that the planet is being abused, technology is amiss and special interest groups have control of the government. “The book is scary,” said Wall Street Journal technology columnist Walter Mossberg, who moderated the session.
  • Al Jazeera Is Said to Be Acquiring Current TV (Al Gore's failure network)

    01/02/2013 3:08:13 PM PST · by autumnraine · 24 replies
    Media Decoder ^ | 1/2/2013 | BRIAN STELTER
    Al Jazeera is putting the final touches on 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. Rather than simply use Current to distribute its English-language channel, called Al Jazeera English and based in Doha, Qatar, Al Jazeera will...
  • Al Gore’s employee’s a bit upset over the sale of Current TV to Big Oil

    01/08/2013 5:25:30 PM PST · by Starman417 · 36 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-08-13 | Curt
    It's nice to see a progressive admit that their old hero is a hypocrite: Yesterday morning, the still shell shocked staff at Current TV was called to an all hands staff meeting at its San Francisco headquarters, which was teleconferenced to their offices in LA and NYC, to meet their new bosses. That would be two of Al Jazeera’s top guys: Ehab Al Shihabi, executive director of international operations, and Muftah AlSuwaidan, general manager of the London bureau. Ominously missing was the creator of Current, the self proclaimed inventor of the Internet and savior of clean energy, Al Gore, although...