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  • Why isn't the Tea Party sending a militia to Ferguson?

    08/18/2014 10:26:22 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 87 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 8-15-2014 | Dexter Thomas
    The NRA and Tea Party haven't said a word. Can we just conclude that they don't care about black people? On August 5, a man named John Crawford was playing with a toy rifle in an Ohio Wal-Mart. Someone called 911, and police showed up and shot him in the chest. He died. On August 9, a man named Michael Brown was walking in the street in Ferguson, Missouri, when a police officer stopped him. According to the friend that was with him, Brown put his hands up to show that he was unarmed. The officer shot him in the...
  • LCWR Members Pass Renewable Energy Resolution

    08/16/2014 1:41:07 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | 8/15/14 | Dawn Cherie Araujo
    Joyce Rouse is an enthusiastic woman. Perhaps more well-known by her stage name, Earth Mama, Rouse is a singer/songwriter whose music combines what she calls her passion for the Earth with themes of spirituality. Born a Lutheran and now a Quaker, Rouse first became acquainted with women religious and the eco-spirituality movement when she began the master’s program in earth literacy at Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana. Since then, she says the Catholic sisters have taken her under their wing, sharing her music around the world and in their own contemplative practices. And from her booth in the exhibitor hall at...
  • Al Gore’s Incredible Shrinking Climate Change Footprint

    09/04/2013 5:53:17 PM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Buzz Feed Politics ^ | September 3, 2013 | Evan McMorris-Santoro BuzzFeed Staff Ruby Cramer BuzzFeed Staff
    Last January, Al Gore took a boatload of scientists, donors, and celebrities to Antarctica to talk about climate change. Richard Branson, James Cameron, Ted Turner, Tom Brokaw, and Tommy Lee Jones joined more than 100 other paying guests — Gore’s handpicked best and brightest — on the National Geographic Explorer, an ice-class 367-foot cruise ship, to see “up close and personal” the effects of a warming planet, courtesy of the former vice president’s environmental nonprofit, the Climate Reality Project. Singer Jason Mraz, another passenger aboard Gore’s Antarctic voyage, would later describe the trip on his blog as “a kind...
  • For Gore Supporters, Nothing Is Inconvenient

    04/26/2007 5:35:28 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 2 replies · 293+ views
    N.Y. Observer ^ | April 25, 2007 | Jason Horowitz
    The former Vice President comes into New York on a well-timed wave of publicity If the cynics are right, and Al Gore’s real aim in refusing to kill off talk of a run for President in 2008 is to publicize his film, then this week could hardly have gone any better. In the days leading up to his April 25 appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival, Bill Clinton casually mentioned on Larry King Live that Mr. Gore might run; Britain’s Sunday Telegraph reported that two unnamed former Gore staffers were assembling a secret campaign; and finally, the day before his...
  • The Press v Al Gore: How lazy reporting, pack journalism and GOP spin cost him the election (laugh!)

    11/27/2001 2:13:23 PM PST · by Timesink · 76 replies · 2,372+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | December 6-13, 2001 | Eric Boehlert
    The Press vs. Al GoreHow lazy reporting, pack journalism and GOP spin cost him the election One month after formally kicking off his presidential campaign, Vice President Al Gore paddled down the Connecticut River in New Hampshire on July 22nd, 1999, spreading his green theme of protecting the environment and pausing for a photo op. His message was quickly drowned out, though, when the Washington Times' Bill Sammon reported that local authorities had granted Gore a special favor when they released nearly 4 billion gallons of water from a nearby dam into the drought-stricken river in order to keep the ...
  • Head Case ("Al Gore Appears To Suffer From Narcissistic Personality Disorder"...!)

    06/01/2004 7:41:40 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 47 replies · 637+ views
    National Review ^ | 6/1/04 | Dr. Henry I. Miller
    “It is now clear that Al Gore is insane," John Podhoretz wrote in his New York Post column last week, after Gore's recent anti-Bush administration tirades. "I don't mean that his policy ideas are insane, though many of them are. I mean that based on his behavior, conduct, mien and tone over the past two days, there is every reason to believe that Albert Gore Jr., desperately needs help. I think he needs medication, and I think that if he is already on medication, his doctors need to adjust it or change it entirely." John is not a physician, but...
  • Gore’s Inconvenient Enron

    05/11/2009 10:21:45 AM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 4 replies · 505+ views
    Competitive Enterprise Institute ^ | April 28, 2009 | Chris Horner
    This is a worthy topic for continued congressional exploration. In short, the video and accompanying narrative dissect how, at his Friday Capitol Hill appearance touting a scheme to ration energy while in the process rewarding business who helped write the scheme: Al Gore obfuscates, downplays and refuses to discuss the role that CEOs have played in crafting his Cap-and-Trade C02 trading schemes and carbon swapping systems.Al Gore tries to put a lid in Congressional committee testimony on a little reported but vitally important subject in the global warming, carbon-tax ‘debate’- the new derivatives bubble in the emerging green-energy credit-swap market….The...
  • Heat of the Moment Gore camp suggests scientists bought off

    12/22/2007 2:40:54 PM PST · by captain anode · 57 replies · 111+ views
    world net daily ^ | 12,22,07 | world net daily
    A ruling from British High Court Judge Michael Burton also has restricted the showing of Gore's film in British schools so that it includes guidance notes to prevent political indoctrination. The British court said the production includes 11 inaccuracies, including: * The film claims that melting snows on Mount Kilimanjaro evidence global warming. The Government's expert was forced to concede that this is not correct. * The film suggests that evidence from ice cores proves that rising CO2 causes temperature increases over 650,000 years. The court found that the film was misleading: Over that period the rises in CO2 lagged...
  • People who claim to worry about climate change use more electricity

    07/14/2014 8:05:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | July 14, 2014 | by Matthew Holehouse
    People who claim to worry about climate change use more electricity than those who do not, a Government study has found. Those who say they are concerned about the prospect of climate change consume more energy than those who say it is “too far into the future to worry about,” the study commissioned by the Department for Energy and Climate Change found. That is in part due to age, as people over 65 are more frugal with electricity but much less concerned about global warming. However, even when pensioners are discounted, there is only a “weak trend” to show that...
  • People who claim to worry about climate change use more electricity

    07/15/2014 2:10:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 7/14/14 | Matthew Holehouse (Yes, that is his name)
    People who say they are concerned about climate change use more electricity than those who say the issue is 'too far away to worry about', government-commissioned study finds
  • Al Gore sues Al Jazeera for fraud

    08/15/2014 9:29:54 AM PDT · by don-o · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | August 15, 2014 | DYLAN BYERS
    Former Vice President Al Gore and business partner Joel Hyatt have filed a lawsuit against Al Jazeera on charges of fraud and material breaches in their acquisition of Current Media, POLITICO has learned. Gore and Hyatt, the co-founders of Current Media, say that Al Jazeera has unlawfully refused to turn over tens of millions of dollars currently located in an escrow account. That money is owed to Current Media shareholders per the terms of the $500-million merger agreement made in January 2013, the plaintiffs say. The lawsuit was filed Friday morning by David Boies, attorney for Al Gore and Joel...
  • Al Gore Sues Al Jazeera Over the $500 Million Sale of Current TV

    08/15/2014 10:50:56 AM PDT · by lbryce · 37 replies
    Variety ^ | August 15, 2014 | Ted Johnson
    Al Gore and Joel Hyatt have filed a lawsuit against Al Jazeera claiming that the news channel is withholding money they were to receive from the sale of the network they co-founded, Current TV. Al Jazeera relaunched the network as Al Jazeera America last year. The lawsuit was filed under seal in the Delaware Court of Chancery, but Gore and Hyatt’s attorney David Boies said in a statement, “Al Jazeera America wants to give itself a discount on the purchase price that was agreed to nearly two years ago. We are asking the Court to order Al Jazeera America to...
  • Will Australia get carbon trading? The Palmer and Al Gore paradox goes on…

    07/07/2014 6:06:25 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | July 8th, 2014 | Joanne
    Palmer is offering to vote for Tony Abbott’s Direct Action Plan as long as he gets “his” Emissions Trading Scheme as well (the one he didn’t want eight weeks ago, to solve a problem he didn’t believe existed). None of it makes sense on its face. Clive Palmer, the coal miner and die-hard unbeliever, appears to “want” an ETS, the Climate Change Authority, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and direct action to reduce CO2 as well as the RET.  (And some say that Gore lost?)Is Palmer just playing games with both the Coalition and the media, holding cards for negotiation-sake,...
  • Irony alert: Al Gore sues Al Jazeera for fraud

    08/16/2014 3:05:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/16/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Honesty, it’s difficult to know where to begin tracking the irony in this story. Al Gore launched Current TV in large part on the financial and political basis of his global-warming crusade and entrepreneurship, which predictably went nowhere even with high-profile headliners like Keith Olbermann. Gore then improbably convinced Al Jazeera — which is owned by the royal family of the oil-pumping emirate of Qatar — that the channel was worth a half-billion dollars on the basis of its penetration into cable and satellite-TV systems in the US. That deal, by the way, got cinched only after Gore began...
  • Al Gore Sues Al Jazeera for Withholding Money From Sale of Current TV

    08/16/2014 10:52:35 AM PDT · by Baynative · 27 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8/15/14 | Eriq Gardner
    Current TV co-founders Al Gore and Joel Hyatt have launched a fraud and breach-of-contract lawsuit claiming that Al Jazeera is withholding money from its $500 million purchase of the cable news network.
  • Palestinian Islamic Scholar Explains Jewish Control of America on Turkish TV

    08/15/2014 6:48:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8/15/2014 | Jeff Dunetz
    Mukhlis Barzaq, head of the research unit of the Association of Palestinian Islamic Scholars Abroad was interviewed recently on a Turkish TV channel. Barzaq claimed the Jews own the largest media outlets in the U.S., infiltrate election campaigns and practiced extortion, using sex and money to gain political and economic control and to destroy the moral values of nation of the country. While the mainstream media has given some coverage to the growing anti-Semitism in Europe, they have largely ignored the widespread hatred in the Muslim world. Unlike the hatred in Europe, the authorities, even in so-called moderate countries...
  • Al Gore Sues Al Jazeera Over TV Deal

    08/16/2014 3:58:20 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 29 replies
    NYT ^ | AUG. 15, 2014 | EMILY STEEL
    Former Vice President Al Gore has filed a lawsuit against the Middle Eastern media group Al Jazeera, accusing it of fraud and breach of contract in its $500 million purchase of Mr. Gore’s Current TV cable channel. The dispute centers on Al Jazeera’s refusal to turn over “tens of millions of dollars” remaining in an escrow account and still owed to the selling shareholders of Current TV, according to a statement from David Boies, the lawyer representing Mr. Gore and a Current TV co-owner, Joel Hyatt, who are suing on behalf of all the selling shareholders. “Al Jazeera America wants...
  • (YouTube)DFU POLIMERICK MINUTE: Al Gore Sues Al Jazeera

    08/15/2014 2:57:17 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 8-15-14 | dfu
    BWAHAHAHAHA - Al Gore Sues Al Jazeera
  • Obama: ‘Police Should Not Be Bullying or Arresting Journalists’

    08/15/2014 3:17:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 14, 2014 - 1:52 PM | Melanie Hunter
    In a press conference Thursday, President Barack Obama commented on the fallout of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of Ferguson, Mo., police, saying there was “no excuse for violence against police,” the use of “excessive force against peaceful protests” or for police to bully or arrest journalists “just trying to do their jobs.” “There is never an excuse for violence against police or for those who would use this tragedy as a cover for vandalism or looting. There’s also no excuse for police to use excessive force against peaceful protests or to throw protesters in jail...
  • Video of Ferguson police gassing news crew and dismantling their equipment

    08/14/2014 11:33:38 AM PDT · by the_boy_who_got_lost · 125 replies
    ADVERTISE AT BOING BOING! SHARE TWEET STUMBLE COMMENTS A news crew, clearly no threat or impediment to the cops, films from a verge in Ferguson, Missouri. A pop and a cloud of white smoke marks the arrival of a tear gas canister at their feet, and the newscrew is forced to flee. Moments later, police pull up in an armored van and hurriedly try to break down the film equipment--until they notice that another crew is still filming them from across the street. Update: Kate O'Brian, president of Al Jazeera America, released a statement condemning the police. Last night at...
  • An Open Letter to Soledad O'Brien

    08/14/2014 8:50:54 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 18 replies
    Misterchambers.com ^ | August 13, 2014 | Randall Stevens
    This is an open letter to Soledad O’Brien, a paid journalist of the Qatari network Al Jazeera. It was prompted by an interview of Ms. O’Brien by Hugh Hewitt. Ms. O’Brien, I recently heard your interview with Hugh Hewitt regarding Qatar. As someone who has spent the last three years investigating what this tiny Gulf state is up to, I can assure you that Qatar not only funds international terrorism, but participates in the international narcotics traffic as well as the slave (labor and sex) trade. The Qataris have built a paper empire on human suffering. Their intimate ties with...
  • BREAKING: Hamas Reveals Secret Terror Tunnels To Al Jazeera (Video)

    08/08/2014 2:14:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 8, 2014 | Andrew Marcus
    Not only did Hamas break the ceasefire with Israel, they went on Al-Jazeera to show off at least one terror tunnel Israel missed.Hamas claims the tunnel leads into Israel. Via MEMRI:(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Times of Israel reports:…in Gaza City on Thursday, a Hamas spokesman said Hamas still has tunnels that stretch “inside the Zionist entity.” Mushir al-Masri said it would use these tunnels when resuming attacks on Israel on Friday morning if its demands were not met. The claims follow an Al-Jazeera report on Wednesday, which showed its correspondent in what it said was an operational attack tunnel on the Israel-Gaza border.
  • 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...