Al Gore Sells Current TV to Al Jazeera after turning down Glenn Beck.

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Because Glenn Beck doesn't share the same point of view as Al Gore.

Al-Jazeera wasn't the only media company with its sights set on former Vice President Al Gore's little-watched Current TV.

Glenn Beck's Blaze Media approached the struggling cable news network last year, the Wall Street Journal reports
, but was rebuffed because "the legacy of who the network goes to is important to us and we are sensitive to networks not aligned with our point of view."

Instead, Gore went with the Emir of Qatar-funded Arab news channel Al-Jazeera.

Al-Jazeera has been criticized for having a pro-Islamist bent, and accused of working with members of Al Qaeda. One of its journalists was arrested in Israel in 2011 on suspicion of being an agent of the Palestinian group Hamas. Dave Marash, a former "Nightline" reporter who worked for Al-Jazeera in Washington, said he left the network in 2008 in part because he sensed an anti-American bias there.

The network is subsidized by the ruling family of oil rich Qatar, which some critics have said smacks of hypocrisy, given Gore's beliefs that global warming is due in large part to mankind's reliance on fossil fuels.
Gore won the Oscar in 2006 for his documentary film about global warming, "An Inconvenient Truth."
Gore netted $100 million with his 20 percent stake in Current TV when it was sold for a reported $500 million on Wednesday.

Al-Jazeera plans to euthanize the seven-year-old network and turn it into Al-Jazeera America by adding five to 10 new U.S. bureaus beyond the five it has now. More than half of its content will be U.S. news, and the network will have its headquarters in New York, according to a rep.
Emails to Glenn Beck's rep were not immediately returned.
I'm sure Gore wasn't a fan of Becks Agenda 21 book.
 

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This seriously has to be a joke
 

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Al Gore sells out to the oil lobby. I just pulled my irony muscle.
 
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Al Gore finally figured out what was once thought impossible: how to get even fewer viewers for his network. When it switches to Al-Jazeera America the number of cable and satellite providers carrying it will drop and fewer of the remaining people who get the channel will actually watch it.
 

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I hope this barrel faced closet 'mo winds up on the business end of an ice cap shear
 

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sooo he sold out to probably the one group IN FAVOR of global warming......nice.
 

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There is such a huge difference between old-school AJ and the staff of AJE. Regardless of who calls the shots for the network overall, most of AJE is staffed by some of the most leftist people you can imagine. They're out of touch and only write/report using the middle east as a general template theme and a means to an end, that end being the fulfillment of their rebellious adolescent political whine fantasies. If there actually are any jihadist undertones among the parent network, it's mostly lost in translation. They'd just be happy that a pack of queefs are writing articles that consistently say fuck the US.

That's all AJ America will be. msnbc, times 40 olbermanns, to the michaelmooreth power. They wouldn't know the price of oil if it was lopping off their clits.
 

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There is such a huge difference between old-school AJ and the staff of AJE. Regardless of who calls the shots for the network overall, most of AJE is staffed by some of the most leftist people you can imagine. They're out of touch and only write/report using the middle east as a general template theme and a means to an end, that end being the fulfillment of their rebellious adolescent political whine fantasies. If there actually are any jihadist undertones among the parent network, it's mostly lost in translation. They'd just be happy that a pack of queefs are writing articles that consistently say fuck the US.

That's all AJ America will be. msnbc, times 40 olbermanns, to the michaelmooreth power. They wouldn't know the price of oil if it was lopping off their clits.
Someone was spouting how it is very even and non biased reporting nowadays earlier today......ummm yeah........I don't think so.
 

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Someone was spouting how it is very even and non biased reporting nowadays earlier today......ummm yeah........I don't think so.
That's the standard assumption of dummies and the only reason they even get a paycheck. "They speak for muslims?" (No. They don't.But don't let reality get in the way of your fantasy.) "And they're not preaching suicide bombings?" (No. Because they're liberal pacifist white faggots.) "Sounds like it's about EVEN STEVEN to me!"

The idiocy is astonishing everywhere you look.
 

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Nobody is going to care that he sold to Al Jazeera.
 

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Al-Jazeera plans to euthanize the seven-year-old network and turn it into Al-Jazeera America
I normally don't like smarmy reporter writing but that's actually pretty funny.

Al Gore finally figured out what was once thought impossible: how to get even fewer viewers for his network. When it switches to Al-Jazeera America the number of cable and satellite providers carrying it will drop and fewer of the remaining people who get the channel will actually watch it.
Al Gore couldn't give less of a fuck right now. He cashed out a cool $100 million.
 
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I normally don't like smarmy reporter writing but that's actually pretty funny.


Al Gore couldn't give less of a fuck right now. He cashed out a cool $100 million.
Oh, I know he doesn't care about the number of viewers now that he sold it. I just meant that the people running al-Jazeera are incredibly stupid if they think they'll get anywhere close to the distribution or viewership Current TV got.
 

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Because Glenn Beck doesn't share the same point of view as Al Gore.



I'm sure Gore wasn't a fan of Becks Agenda 21 book.
No need to go to grand conspiracy theories for that which can be easily attributed to greed, hypocrisy, and basic stupidity.
 

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No need to go to grand conspiracy theories for that which can be easily attributed to greed, hypocrisy, and basic stupidity.
Then why did they say this?

According to The Wall Street Journal, Glenn Beck’s media company, The Blaze, approached Current Media about a sale last year, but was told in the words of one source that “the legacy of who the network goes to is important to us and we are sensitive to networks not aligned with our point of view.”

The Blaze “reached out to them to buy it,” a source familiar with the talks told POLITICO. “They would have replaced Current programming with The Blaze programming, but were told on initial calls that [Current] wouldn’t sell to someone they weren’t ideologically in line with.”

In explaining the reasons for selling to Al-Jazeera, Current co-founder and CEO Joel Hyatt told the Journal that the Qatari-based broadcaster “was founded with the same goals we had for Current,” including “to give voice to those whose voices are not typically heard” and “to speak truth to power.”
 

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That all falls under the category of "basic stupidity"... no globalist world domination schemes required.
Oh, I'm not agreeing with Kirk, don't get me wrong. I just find it funny that Al Gore (I'll start writing it Al-Gore now) thinks Jazeera is closer to him than The Blaze. I don't know what's worse - that he thinks it, or that it might be true.
 

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I doubt Rupert Murdoch would sell out to NBC either. And I doubt The Blaze was offering up half a billion dollars as well.
 

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I doubt Rupert Murdoch would sell out to NBC either.
If he had a station that was failing as bad as Current, I don't think he would have rejected them outright, as The Blaze claim that Current did to them.

And I doubt The Blaze was offering up half a billion dollars as well.
Then why not just say that? Say "this wasn't political. The Blaze just got outbid"? The fact that they made the point of saying that Al-Jazeera shares their ideals and speaks truth to power is very telling.
 

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If he had a station that was failing as bad as Current, I don't think he would have rejected them outright, as The Blaze claim that Current did to them.

Then why not just say that? Say "this wasn't political. The Blaze just got outbid"? The fact that they made the point of saying that Al-Jazeera shares their ideals and speaks truth to power is very telling.
I just doubt The Blaze was able to come anywhere near that kind of offer. It was probably some token gesture just so they could say they did it.
 

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I just doubt The Blaze was able to come anywhere near that kind of offer. It was probably some token gesture just so they could say they did it.
I'm more concerned with their pro-Al-Jazeera talk than their anti-The Blaze talk, frankly. Bashing Glenn Beck is hardly a bold stance to take, especially if you're Al Gore.
 
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I'm more concerned with their pro-Al-Jazeera talk than their anti-The Blaze talk, frankly. Bashing Glenn Beck is hardly a bold stance to take, especially if you're Al Gore.
Oh come one now, be fair. Current TV and al-Jazeera both "speak truth to power"--whatever the fuck that means.
 

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I just doubt The Blaze was able to come anywhere near that kind of offer. It was probably some token gesture just so they could say they did it.
Beck prolly offered what it was really worth, bet he could cover it with whats in his wallet.
 

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