Thursday, January 3, 2013

Al Gore's Current TV rejects libertarian's money, goes with bid by anti-American network

Glenn Beck's out: Al Qaeda, Saddam Hussein, Hamas-supporting, Israel-hating Al Jazeera is in

From NewsMax, "Current TV Rejected Glenn Beck Before Selling to al-Jazeera":
Before pan-Arab broadcaster al-Jazeera bought Current TV, the fledgling cable news network founded by former Vice President Al Gore, conservative commentator Glenn Beck had pursued purchasing the company — and was rejected.

The Wall Street Journal revealed that when Beck's TheBlaze TV sought ownership of the Current broadcasting network, the bid was rejected because the principles of Beck's company did not align with those of Current.

The former vice president confirmed the sale Wednesday, saying in a statement that Al-Jazeera shares Current TV's mission "to give voice to those who are not typically heard; to speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view; and to tell the stories that no one else is telling."
Former New York Gov. Elliot Spitzer, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and Cenk Uygur are currently its lead personalities.

Al-Jazeera has garnered respect for its ability to build a serious news product in a short time. But there may be a culture clash at the network. 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.
Editor's comment - If only Glenn had bought a plane ticket for Gore to Portland, and secured a private session for the ex-VP with a masseuse. Sigh.


Gary said...

Truth has no political label.

I have featured the videos of Cenk Uygur many times on my Blog. He has ripped equally into both Democrats and the GOP for violating the Constitution to create a Big Brother spy system.

Funny, I can't find videos from the talking head "Conservative" media on this. I wonder why? Maybe it is because both parties are working together.

Eric Dondero said...

Uygur's an Islamist. Ask him what he thinks about burkas, Sharia Law.

Gary said...

As usual, avoid the original question and bring up a new issue.

Again, where are the "Conservative" talking heads on the Bill of Rights being abolished before our eyes???? For that matter, I do not see any articles about this on the LR.

The Right Guy said...

All Eric cares about are islam, seat belts and hookers. He's like dealing with a 5 year old that wants to watch spong bob all day while eating mallomars and ice cream. Yeah, we are getting deconstructed. Pull up a seat and enjoy the show. If Eric had the answer, he'd publish it.

Gary said...

Yes Jim, pull up a seat and enjoy the show until those Federal jackboots kick down your door and put in jail without a trial.

The Right Guy said...

For what, emitting too much greenhouse gases? Obama can kiss my fucking ass. So can all the statists assholes in the government. That and 2.50 will get me a ride on the subway. Whatever happens is beyond my control. The best I can do is resist.