Al Gore Gives Al Jazeera 40 Million US Homes, Taking $100 Million
Gore, former politician, “founder” of the Internet, and Global Warming
Guru has just traded entree into 40 million U.S. homes for $100 million
from the Qatari-Royal-Family-Owned Arab media conglomerate Al Jazeera.
The operation will be called Al JazeeraAmerica.
The deal has left many questioning its kosher bona fides.
Perhaps the most traif aspect of the sale was the press
release issued by Gore and his parter, Joel Hyatt, the co-founders of
Current TV. They wrote: “We are proud and pleased that Al Jazeera, the
award-winning international news organization, has bought Current TV.”
But the rest of the release bordered on self-parody, given that two
multimillionaires were selling their ownership to a royal family which
controls its citizens, and whose estimated worth is in the range of many
Gore and his partner claimed they were selling their ownership to an entity that shares their views. Glenn Beck disclosed on
Friday, January 4, that he reached out to Gore in an effort to acquire
Current TV, but was rejected by Gore who said he wanted to “wanted to
sell Current to someone ‘aligned’ with his values.”
The release by Gore and his partner described their efforts at Current Media as having been driven by a few central goals:
To give voice to those who are not typically heard; toThe idea that Current TV, which was created by, and peopled by and
speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view;
and to tell the stories that no one else is telling. Al Jazeera, like
Current, believes that facts and truth lead to a better understanding of
the world around us.
for the progressive left is “a voice that is not typically heard,” is
patently absurd. The mainstream media in the United States is almost
entirely by and for the “progressive left.”
But perhaps the claim that either Gore and Hyatt, or the Qatari royal
family, will be speaking “truth to power” begs the question: who is
“power” if not someone like Al Gore, a member of the metaphorical
American Democratic Party’s royal family, or the Qatari Emirate and his
family, who actually are royalty?
And then, of course, the stable of talent at Current TV ranged from
left to further left, with “stars” like disgraced former New York
Governor Elliot Spitzer, former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm –
whose speech at the Democratic National Convention was so “animated” it
set the twitter world aflame – and liberal lightening rod and former
MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann. More on story
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