Algore the epitimy of a compassionate liberal that stands with the USA

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    Algore the epitimy of a compassionate liberal that stands with the USA

    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?

    Mr. Gore, co-founder Joel Hyatt, a lawyer and Democratic fundraiser, explained: "When considering the several suitors who were interested in acquiring Current, it became clear to us that Al Jazeera was founded with the same goals we had." Among them: "to give voice to those whose voices are not typically heard; to speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view; and to tell the important stories that no one else is telling."

    Founded in 1996, Al Jazeera became well known after 9/11. In a November 2001 New York Times Magazine NYT -0.46%article, Middle East scholar Fouad Ajami wrote that the network's staffers are "either pan-Arabists—nationalists of a leftist bent committed to the idea of a single nation across the many frontiers of the Arab world—or Islamists."

    In 2007, the liberal Nation magazine said that "field reports are overwhelmingly negative with violent footage played over and over. . . . There's a clear underlying message: that the way out of this spiral is political Islam." Dave Marash, formerly of ABC's "Nightline," quit Al Jazeera's English-language station in 2008 when producers in Qatar ordered up anti-American programming.

    In 2008, Al Jazeera threw an on-air party for Samir Kuntar when he was released from an Israeli prison. Kuntar led a Palestine Liberation Front terrorist team that kidnapped an Israeli family in 1979. He shot the father and killed the 4-year-old daughter by smashing her head against rocks along the beach. In footage available on YouTube, Al Jazeera's Beirut bureau chief hands Kuntar a scimitar to cut the celebratory cake and says: "This is the sword of the Arabs, Samir."

    In 2009, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, host of the network's most popular Arabic-language show, "Shariah and Life," said on air (also available on YouTube): "Oh, Allah, take this oppressive Jewish, Zionist band of people. Oh Allah, do not spare a single one of them. Oh Allah, count their numbers and kill them, down to the very last one." Perhaps Mr. Gore doesn't have access to YouTube.

    Al Jazeera's coverage of the Arab Spring has been uneven, reflecting the emir's interests. Former Al Jazeera journalist Ali Hashem wrote in London's Guardian in April that government officials had "asked the channel to cover up the situation in Bahrain," Qatar's neighbor, where a Sunni monarch is brutally suppressing a pro-democracy uprising led by majority Shiite protesters.

    Judea Pearl, whose son Daniel was the Wall Street Journal reporter kidnapped and beheaded in 2002 by al Qaeda terrorists, once had high hopes that Al Jazeera would be more open than other Arab government media. But he has written that the network has "committed itself unconditionally and unabashedly to the service of Hamas and Hezbollah. . . . It is no longer a clash with journalistic standards but a clash with the norms of civilized behavior."

    So it's no surprise that before buying Current, Al Jazeera managed to get access to only a few million cable households in the U.S.

    News consumers understand that a former vice president justifying a big payday is not the best judge of "journalistic integrity." Arabs deserve and will some day have a network independent of any of their governments. When this happens, Americans may even watch.

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    Re: Algore the epitimy of a compassionate liberal that stands with the USA

    More non sequiturs.

    Funny how the pro-business folks turn tail when someone they personally don't like is making the money.

     

    And not for nothing, but given the current state of things, this country needs all the new media outlets it can muster.

    It will be fun, though, watching an Al-Jaz reporter get called over a Fox reporter at a white house presser.  That will really burn Ailes' behind....

     

     

     
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    More non sequiturs.

    Funny how the pro-business folks turn tail when someone they personally don't like is making the money. 

    And not for nothing, but given the current state of things, this country needs all the new media outlets it can muster.

    It will be fun, though, watching an Al-Jaz reporter get called over a Fox reporter at a white house presser.  That will really burn Ailes' behind.... 

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    lol I was wondering how long it would take a die hard dem defender to try and say it's just business and capitalizm.

    what a fvcking fraud!

     
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    What's all this empty babble about?

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    Nothing go back to drinking.

     
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    Sounds to me that Al Gore is the envy of the Republican rank and file.

     
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    More non sequiturs.

    Funny how the pro-business folks turn tail when someone they personally don't like is making the money. 

    And not for nothing, but given the current state of things, this country needs all the new media outlets it can muster.

    It will be fun, though, watching an Al-Jaz reporter get called over a Fox reporter at a white house presser.  That will really burn Ailes' behind.... 

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    lol I was wondering how long it would take a die hard dem defender to try and say it's just business and capitalizm.

    what a fvcking fraud!

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    Umm...that's because it IS just business.

    You're the 'fraud' by trying to politicize a perfectly logical business transaction over your hatred for all things Gore...

    ...so you'd better re-think your terms, sonny.

     

     

     
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    Re: Algore the epitimy of a compassionate liberal that stands with the USA

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    lol I was wondering how long it would take a die hard dem defender to try and say it's just business and capitalizm.

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    To the OP:  Do you just turn on the moment the feed starts?  You guys at least ought to tag, for your own sake...

    http://www.boston.com/community/forums/news/politics/general/al-gore-sells-his-tv-network-to-al-jezeera-for-400-million/80/6486546

     
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    Umm...that's because it IS just business.

    You're the 'fraud' by trying to politicize a perfectly logical business transaction over your hatred for all things Gore...

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    Logical as legally transferring money to legal accounts in other places so, they arent taxed by Uncle Sam as much!

    Except these accounts belong to terror supporters!!

    idiot and apologist; you make me ill!

     

     

     
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    ...based on third grade level of the title..it is really hard to take the rest of the post seriously.

    What is an Algore...and for that matter what is an epitimy?

     
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    In response to MattyScornD's comment:
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    More non sequiturs.

    Funny how the pro-business folks turn tail when someone they personally don't like is making the money. And not for nothing, but given the current state of things, this country needs all the new media outlets it can muster.

    It will be fun, though, watching an Al-Jaz reporter get called over a Fox reporter at a white house presser.  That will really burn Ailes' behind.... 

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    lol I was wondering how long it would take a die hard dem defender to try and say it's just business and capitalizm.

    what a fvcking fraud!

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    Umm...that's because it IS just business.

    You're the 'fraud' by trying to politicize a perfectly logical business transaction over your hatred for all things Gore...

    ...so you'd better re-think your terms, sonny.

     

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    "Just business"
    "Perfectly logical business transaction"

    Actually, in the free market businessmen are rewarded for success...actually creating value  or managing a product that people are willing to pay for...

    Al Gore is a crooked crony capitalist...his Current TV network was ab abysmal failure, no one watches it...so he sold out his country by selling to a government owned terrorist coddling propaganda network.... 

    The initial upsurge in Gore's fortunes was attributed to his investments in clean energy at a time when the Obama administration was keen to increase government spending on this sector. According to The Washington Post, "Fourteen green-tech firms in which Gore invested received or directly benefited from more than $2.5 billion in loans, grants and tax breaks, part of President Obama's historic push to seed a U.S. renewable-energy industry with public money."

    Current TV was the brainchild of Gore and Joel Hyatt, a legal services entrepreneur. Launched in the summer of 2005, it was initially conceived as a viewer-generated alternative to mainstream media, relying on video submissions and documentaries. In 2011, the channel changed its format, hired ex-MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann and began showing more traditional progressive programming, with hosts including former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. But Current failed to attract many viewers, despite additional format changes, and Al Jazeera acquired the network with the intention of shutting it down in order to launch and distribute a new channel, Al Jazeera America....

     
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    The lefts saint eats his own, because he KNOWS the partisan 47% will forgive and even defend him!!

    what a joke our populas is!

    Just call him Al Gorezeera.

    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 his partner, Joel Hyatt, stood proudly with the Al Jazeera honchos.

    “Of course Al didn’t show up,” said one high placed Current staffer. “He has no credibility.

    “He’s supposed to be the face of clean energy and just sold [the channel] to very big oil, the emir of Qatar! Current never even took big oil advertising—and Al Gore, that bulls***ter sells to the emir?”

    The meeting, while not contentious, was, according to staffers who spoke on the condition of anonymity, miserable.

    The mostly left-leaning group—some still in denial —weren’t buying what Al Jazeera was selling.

    And what are they selling? Al Jazeera’s image of —are you ready?— “inform, inspire and entertain!”

    The “new” American Al Jazeera will, according to Shihabi, appeal to the American audience with a mixture of national and international news—and, of course, entertainment.

    But you won’t be getting that Middle East merriment until April, which is when the network says it will be ready to take over.

    “Sometime within three months—no more, no less—we were told,” said the Current staffer.

    One person at the meeting, who has already announced that she’s leaving, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, tried to ask about severance packages for those who wouldn’t be staying.

    “This isn’t the place to discuss this!” Hyatt barked at her.

    “After that, everyone kept their questions pretty much to themselves,” according to the staff member.

    How do they feel about Gore the savior of green energy now?

    The displeasure with Gore among the staff was thick enough to cut with a scimitar.

    “We all know now that Al Gore is nothing but a bulls***ter,” said the staffer bluntly.

    We do stories on the tax code, and he sells the network before the tax code kicked in?

    “Al was always lecturing us about green. He kept his word about green all right—as in cold, hard cash!”

    http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/current_situation_XLE3W50v6I9Gbyqe6Z4pFP

     
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    Re: Algore the epitimy of a compassionate liberal that stands with the USA

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    Wonder if we will have it as part of the basic Comcast package.

    All terror, all the time. 

    Thanks Al you fat greedy turd.

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    20/20 - 20 daily reasons the USA is evil and 20 reasons radical Islam is the religion of peace!

     
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    Re: Algore the epitimy of a compassionate liberal that stands with the USA

    Interesting to hear Al Jazeera reporter Jackie Roland on the mainstream media, "embedded with the French invasion force" as it attacks Muslim extremists, reporting from Timbuktu this morning.

    Count the contradictions with the potential to make a member of the loyal opposition's head explode.  Don't you hate it when life gets so confounded confusing?  It's enough to make a patriot rush to the EIB Network for succor this morning.

    Otherwise, just thought it would be fun to embed this tidbit under one of tvoter's more memorable thread titles, even sans two exclamation points or question marks.

     

     
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