Al Gore Sells Current Network To Al-Jazeera
Posted by KingShamus on January 3, 2013
Alternate Headline: Two Bloated Government-Subsidized Anti-American Entities Collide.
Al Jazeera, the pan-Arab news giant, has long tried to convince Americans that it is a legitimate news organization, not a parrot of Middle Eastern propaganda or something more sinister.
It just bought itself 40 million more chances to make its case.
Al Jazeera on Wednesday announced a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore, a former vice president, and his business partners seven years ago. Al Jazeera plans to shut Current and start an English-language channel, which will be available in more than 40 million homes, with newscasts emanating from both New York and Doha, Qatar.
Current doesn’t even sorta compete with bottom-crawler MSNBC.
Whatevs. If the Old Grey Lady wants to soft-pedal Al Gore’s failure as a broadcaster, that’s fine. Every breathless teeny-bopper wants to believe her idol is infallible.
Now, here’s the best part.
Mr. Gore and his partners were eager to complete the deal by Dec. 31, lest it be subject to higher tax rates that took effect on Jan. 1, according to several people who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
Because when Mitt Romney uses legal ways to avoid taxes, he’s a ghoulish blood-sucker. When Al Gore does it, there is nothing to see here. Thank for clearing that up, New York Times.
UPDATE: Time Warner Cable liked this deal so much they dropped Al-Gorezeeeera from their channel roster. Hey Qatari media geniuses–if you’ve got $500 million dollars just laying around doing nothing, this blog is officially for sale. Direct message me on Twitter. Let’s make some magic happen.