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  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Gore, Current silent as cleric affirms death penalty for leaving Islam on Al-Jazeera

    02/12/2013 4:13:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/12/13 | Nicole Lafond
    Aides to former Democratic Vice President Al Gore have failed to respond to a recent Al-Jazeera TV broadcast, in which a top imam affirmed the death penalty for anyone who quits Islam. Gore sold his Current TV network to Al-Jazeera, which now plans to extend its broadcast into the United States this summer, according to Ashok Sinha, vice president of corporate communications at Current TV/Al-Jazeera America.
  • 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...
  • More on Hagel's Al Jazeera and Arab Connections

    02/13/2013 11:22:04 AM PST · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 12 February 13 | Cliff Kincaid
    Senator Ted Cruz grilled Obama defense chief nominee Chuck Hagel over his controversial appearance on Al Jazeera, the Arab propaganda channel, during which the former Republican Senator had agreed with a viewer that the United States was a "bully" in global affairs. It has now been revealed that the government of Qatar, which owns Al Jazeera, was a major contributor to the Atlantic Council when Hagel was its chairman. But Hagel also has an Al Jazeera connection through Georgetown University, where he is a professor, and which maintains a campus in Qatar.
  • (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...
  • The Week In Gore:In the Hot Air, Gassy Realm of the GoreGon

    02/03/2013 2:17:08 PM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | February 2, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    What's Up With That?The week in Gore:February 2, 2013 Al Gore has been running the interview circuit this week, and it seems since his sale of CURRENT TV to Al Jazeerra he has gone from golden boy to goblin boy in the eyes of the media. He’s pushing his usual set of tabloid climatology claims in the process, but all they want to know about is why he sold out to “big oil”. Below are a few excerpts from headlines and some interviews. My favorite is from my radio commentator friend Lars Larson in Portland, who had so much fun...
  • Unholy Alliance Comes Out of the Shadows and Into Your Living Room

    01/04/2013 5:49:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 4, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Unholy Alliance Comes Out of the Shadows and Into Your Living RoomPosted By Robert Spencer On January 4, 2013 @ 12:58 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments Al Gore has sold his failing Current TV network to Al Jazeera, which plans to rename it Al Jazeera America – and so the Leftist/jihadist alliance is now official. While the American Left has been cooperating and collaborating with forces of the global jihad and Islamic supremacism for years, now their alliance is open and indisputable. Gore is even slated for a spot on Al Jazeera America’s...
  • 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.
  • Soledad O’Brien joins Al Jazeera America

    07/01/2013 7:11:29 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | HADAS GOLD | 7/1/13 9:21 AM EDT
    Former CNN morning show host Soledad O’Brien will be joining Al Jazeera America as a special correspondent, the network announced Monday. O’Brien will contribute short-form segments to Al Jazeera America’s current affairs magazine program “America Tonight,” and her production company Starfish Media Group will produce hour-long documentary specials.
  • 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...
  • The Week In Stupid

    01/06/2013 3:06:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    Sometimes there is so much stupid going on in the world that you have to just stop and take stock of it all. Al Gore sells Current TV to Al Jazeera. The Americans who owned the anti-American network Current TV soon will be replaced as owners by foreigners who operate the anti-American network Al Jazeera. I doubt any of the 40,000 regular Current TV viewers would have noticed had the news not gone public. Of course, most of them spend their time writing diaries at the DailyKos, when not being yelled at by their moms to clean their rooms. But...
  • 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...
  • Congress Fails to Act Against Gore’s Terror TV Deal

    02/02/2013 12:54:29 PM PST · by Mozilla · 3 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | February 1, 2013 | Cliff Kincaid
    It is fun to watch Big Oil critic Al Gore squirm as he is questioned about selling out to the oil-rich dictatorship in Qatar. But his sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera is not a laughing matter. This transaction is a homeland security threat that violates numerous U.S. laws. To his credit, funnyman David Letterman got close to the truth when he asked the former Democratic vice-president, “Now why do we think of Al Jazeera as something not right going on there in terms of, in terms of the good for Americans? Why do we think that they may...
  • 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...
  • Who’s Worse — Al Gore or Bernie Madoff?

    01/10/2013 11:04:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/10/2013 | Roger Simon
    Forgotten or semi-forgotten in the hullabaloo over Al Gore netting a cool hundred million from the sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera is that back in 2009 the ex-veep was on his way to being the first carbon billionaire off global warming. It’s unclear how close he came to accomplishing that goal, but it’s a safe bet he didn’t do badly, considering his lifestyle. (Well, this house apparently went to Tipper in the breakup.) Whatever else he is, Gore is arguably a business genius when it comes to generating massive amounts of income from dubious enterprises and, unlike Bernie...
  • Gore Pockets Estimated $100M on TV Sale to Oil-Backed Al Jazeera

    01/03/2013 8:48:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/2/13 | Carter Eltzroth
    Al Gore’s Current TV confirmed Wednesday evening that it has been sold to Al Jazeera for an estimated $400 to $500 million, with the former vice president set to pocket up to $100 million from the sale. In an email sent to Current TV’s staff, co-founder and former chief executive officer Joel Hyatt describes the selling process he and co-founder Al Gore went through in considering sale to Al Jazeera, acknowledging Current TV was a failed model. Hyatt points to the Al Jazeera’s many accomplishments, including its global reach and for being the “only news network” that Obama-supporter Colin Powell...
  • 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...
  • Inconvenient Truths About Al Jazeera (Why did Al Gore sell his outfit to a Terrorist Sympathizer?)

    01/07/2013 12:21:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    <p>Al Gore and his co-investors just sold liberal cable channel Current TV to Al Jazeera, the network bankrolled by the emir of Qatar. How much in carbon offsets does Mr. Gore need to balance his estimated $100 million from the sale to an oil sheik?</p>
  • 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...
  • Gore Went to Bat for Al Jazeera, and Himself

    01/03/2013 10:28:54 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    New York Times blogs ^ | Jan. 3, 2012 | By BRIAN STELTER
    Al Gore’s Current TV was never popular with viewers, but it was a hit where it counted: with cable and satellite providers. When he co-founded the channel in 2005, Mr. Gore managed to get the channel piped into tens of millions of households — a huge number for an untested network — through a combination of personal lobbying and arm-twisting of industry giants. He called on those skills again after deciding in December to sell Current TV to Al Jazeera for $500 million. To preserve the deal — and the estimated $100 million he would personally receive — he went...
  • Al Gore Sells Al TV to Al Jazeera Because They Have The Same Goal!!!

    01/03/2013 9:17:42 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-4-2013 | MOTUS
    Well how about that little Goreacle? When he made a gazillion dollars by creating the Church of Global Warming and setting up a convenient donation program by selling carbon credits (which were created, quite literally, out of thin air), we thought it was a fluke.(snip) We may have been wrong. By selling his nascent Current TV network to Al-Jazeera he has clearly moved into mogul deal-making status.   Q: is Al Gore now wealthy enough to officially be maligned as part of the hated 1% A: Of course not, he’s a well-intentioned liberal. (snip)It’s not that there weren’t other suitors who...
  • 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...
  • Americans Being Forced to Pay for Al Jazeera (If you have Verizon, Comcast, Dish Network or DirecTV)

    09/09/2013 7:41:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/09/2013 | Kieran Lalor
    Two weeks ago, Al Jazeera America launched, beaming into 48 million homes across the country. The media company that allowed Osama bin Laden to use it as a vehicle to communicate with jihadists around the world is now on your TV screen and you are paying for it. The network pushed its way onto basic cable packages with several providers. If you subscribe to Verizon, Comcast, Dish Network or DirecTV, you are forced to subsidize Al Jazeera's propaganda as part of your cable bill whether you like it or not. I represent a district about 70 miles north of where...
  • How to watch Al Jazeera America (some basic facts about its funding and backers)

    08/27/2013 2:03:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Newsday ^ | August 27, 2013 | FRIDA GHITIS
    For those of us who believe the American public deserves and needs to know much more about what goes on in the rest of the world, the arrival of a television network determined to focus on hard news, to "make news the star," to quote my old boss Ted Turner, should be cause for celebration. But when that network is Al Jazeera, we all need to take a few steps back and prepare before we start watching.The first fact to keep in mind when watching the just launched Al Jazeera America is that the new network is, like the other...
  • Guess What Al Jazeera America Is Asking Its Viewers to Do Ahead of Its Launch

    08/19/2013 11:34:32 PM PDT · by the_Watchman · 57 replies
    The Blaze, Dish Network ^ | Aug. 19, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Al Jazeera America begins broadcasting Tuesday but will only be available in about 50 million homes. A link on the network’s website allows users to search whether the channel is available in their neighborhood, and provides a form letter for potential customers to request it from their TV providers.
  • Wowie al Jazeera Goes Live: Can’t find it in the heartland...Yet...

    08/20/2013 8:19:06 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-20-2013 | MOTUS
    I don’t know where you slept last night, butt the quaint little heartland motel I slept in didn’t carry al Jezowie-America TV, so I missed the big launch of the only real competitor Ms.NBC has for the Muslim propaganda demographic. If you were one of the nearly 200 viewers who tuned in, you witnessed agitprop history being made.This morning, I surfed on over to Algore’s former CurrentTV web site, to see what I missed, butt instead of CurrentTV, this is what greeted me:I signed up pronto and was swiftly transported to the official al Jezowie-America website. Leading the lineup was...
  • Al Jazeera to hit airwaves, but where are the advertisers?

    08/20/2013 10:40:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/19/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Al Jazeera may have a team of 1,000 journalists, a massive budget that expands coverage around the globe and a lofty goal of besting ratings king Fox News — but what it doesn’t have is a solid advertising base. The New York Postreports that when the network hits the airwaves Tuesday, it will do so with about half the normal cable news channel advertising load. It’ll have about six minutes of commercials per hour, compared to the 12-plus minutes broadcast by rivals Fox, CNN and MSNBC. Of those six minutes of commercials, about half will be in-house. Al Jazeera says...
  • Al-Jazeera America debuts in Houston (on Comcast, others...)

    08/20/2013 11:11:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8/19/13 | DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer
    In a warren of offices at a former bank building near Madison Square Garden, dozens of journalists are at work on gleaming new electronic equipment, ready to turn their test runs of Al-Jazeera America into the real thing. The Qatar-based news organization will finally establish a firm foothold on American television Tuesday after a decade of trying. At 3 p.m. EDT, Al Gore's former Current TV will turn out the lights in more than 45 million TV homes, replaced by the new U.S. affiliate of Al-Jazeera. In Houston, the network will launch on 4DTV (Channel W5261), AT&T U-verse (Channel 189),...
  • The Arrival of Al Jazeera in America

    08/21/2013 1:10:56 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 28 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 21 Aug 13 | Christopher Holton
    Thanks to Al Gore selling out his failing Current TV, Al Jazeera TV has come to America with their own cable TV network and news bureaus in several cities across the USA. Patriotic Americans have reason to be concerned. Al Jazeera, is an Islamist television network based out of Doha, Qatar (more on Qatar very shortly). It is one of the LEAST independent media outlets in the world. It was started by seed money provided by the emir of Qatar and is to this day owned by the Islamic state of Qatar. That same emir of Qatar at the time...
  • Al Jazeera America Readies For Launch With Bold 'Real News' Formula

    08/22/2013 4:14:35 AM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies
    Guardian ^ | August 19, 2013 | Amanda Holpuch
    In a 24-hour cable news world where sensationalist reporting, warring talking-heads and shrinking staff reign supreme, Al Jazeera America is launching an ambitious effort to provide quality, in-depth content on Tuesday. "There will be less opinion, less yelling and fewer celebrity sightings," the channel's acting chief executive, Ehab al-Shihabi, told reporters on a conference call last week. If the operation fulfills this claim, it will be sitting opposite the popular networks who have made their millions on this formula. Al Jazeera America will be available to nearly half of the country's 100 million television subscribers on Tuesday afternoon when it...
  • Al Jazeera Targets America

    08/19/2013 7:47:18 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    http://www.aim.org ^ | August 19, 2013 | Cliff Kincaid
    Anti-Al Jazeera posters have recently appeared in Egypt saying, “A bullet kills a man, a lying camera kills a nation.” This attitude led to the new government closing the channel, after 22 staffers quit in disgust over its pro-Muslim Brotherhood bias. Al Jazeera is the voice of the Muslim Brotherhood, the group now laying siege to Egypt and burning Christian churches there. On Sunday, CNN’s media criticism show “Reliable Sources” featured a discussion of the launch of Al Jazeera America. While Egyptian Christian churches burn because of what the channel has done there, Al Jazeera America was given a warm...
  • Time Warner Cable in talks to carry Al Jazeera America

    08/13/2013 5:28:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/13/13 | DAVID HINCKLEY
    Time Warner Cable customers could be watching Al Jazeera America before they see CBS again. TWC spokesman Eric Mangan confirmed a Huffington Post report Monday that the company was in "active discussions" with the new cable news network, which is scheduled to start broadcasting next week.
  • Time Warner Cable Drops Al Gore's Current TV Due To Purchase By Al Jazeera

    01/03/2013 5:55:41 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 1/3/2012 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters reported Wednesday, Al Jazeera entered into an agreement to buy Al Gore's failing network Current TV. Hours later, as a result of the purchase, Time Warner Cable dropped the station with a message reading to viewers "This channel is no longer available on Time Warner Cable." According to multiple news sources, Current co-founder Joel Hyatt said in a statement that TWC dropped his TV network because TWC "did not consent to the sale to Al Jazeera." “Current will no longer be carried on TWC," wrote Hyatt. "This is unfortunate, but I am confident that Al Jazeera America will...
  • Qatar network muscles its way onto U.S. TV

    07/07/2013 4:06:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 7, 2013 | PHIL MUSHNICK
    Last week, the same day the New York Times reported the oil-rich Islamic republic of Qatar continues to fund and arm Muslim terrorists throughout the Middle East (and beyond), a press release arrived, another designed to publicize all the top-flight international soccer that now can be seen on our local cable systems as delivered by the beIN Sports network. Omitted — read: carefully hidden from view — in the press release, as usual, was the fact beIN is owned by Qatar and the royal Al Thani family — rulers of Qatar for more than 150 years — as a division...