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Discussion in 'Politics' started by Thread Manager, Jan 3, 2013.
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Get ready for this....today it was announced that Al Gore has sold his 20 % stake in Current TV....to AL-JAZEERA! The other Current TV owners have also sold. Al-Jazeera apparently plans to transform the network into an American Al-Jazeera network. Gore has made 100 million dollars from the sale. Apparently that is the price of his reputation.
Time Warner had this to say about it....http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/02/time-warner-al-jazeera-current-tv_n_2399370.html
Also, another little tid bit. Glenn Beck reportedly tried to buy the network last year was told that they wouldnt sell to someone who wasnt aligned with our point of view. So, naturally: Al Jazeera.
Well, Al....way to hold to your ideology. lmao
He hates oil, but damn he loves that oil money. Also, lets be clear here....he tried to sell it BEFORE December 31st...tooooo bad, didn't quite make that date. Time for your fair share of that 100 million there buddy.
I've just lost quite a lot of respect for him...
I would have lost more respect for him if he sold it to Glen Beck. lol
As for Al Jazeera, I look at them like Russia Today, sure they will have their bias but chances are you will get more useful information out of them then any of the US cable news networks.
Gore's gone pretty far off the deep end.
I've been getting more and more Al-Jazeera articales on my Flipboard as of late. I didn't reralize they reported in the states.
Al-Jazeera has an undeserved poor reputation in the USA. Hell, the Bush administration practically made them out to be the mouth-piece of Al Qaeda. They're actually very balanced (much moreso than FOXNews). The only difference between them and BBC is they have a slightly more critical viewpoint towards Israel, but it's not incendiary vilification, dog-whistle headlines and slanderous stereotypes (like say, how FOXNews portrays the President or minorities).
Anyone who wants an honest portrayal of the Al-Jazeera network should watch the documentary 'Control Room' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control_Room_(film) (but I'm sure instead I'm just going to get uninformed, snarky replies from people who cling to the terrorist-mouthpiece myth and have probably never watched a minute of the network in their life).
Shouldn't news networks just simply report...the news--and let the viewer form their own opinion based on the raw facts? Ideology or critical analysis shouldn't even come into it.
It's bothered me for a long time that as an American, it's not easy for me to flip on the tv and find a straight up news network that doesn't report the facts from an already distorted prism, served up with opinion and bias mashed into it.
I haven't heard of the Al-Jazeera network but I'll have to inform myself about them when I get the chance; I have an open mind.
Unfortunately, I think the days of truly unbiased news are gone.