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Diller Blocks Gore's Leftist Network
Newsmax ^ | 12/16/03

Posted on 12/16/2003 1:03:16 PM PST by areafiftyone

In his most humiliating setback since his failed coup attempt of 2000, Al Gore is seeing his dreams of creating yet another left-wing media outlet fall like chads from the hands of a ballot-twisting Florida Democrat recount activist.

Thank Barry Diller, who despite Gore's begging is refusing to lift his veto over the sale of the News World International cable network from Vivendi Universal Entertainment, the New York Post reported today.

Apparently the Democrats will have to be satisfied with NPR, PBS, CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: albertgore; albertgorejunior; algore; algorejr; barrydiller; goretv; junior; manofwood; mediabias; vivendi; vivendiuniversal; zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

1 posted on 12/16/2003 1:03:16 PM PST by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone
Liberal Radio DOA
2 posted on 12/16/2003 1:14:36 PM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: areafiftyone
Diller isn't 'blocking' anything. He's just not selling, that's all, nothing more.
3 posted on 12/16/2003 1:16:36 PM PST by SolutionsOnly
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To: SolutionsOnly
English translation of headline:

Barry Diller Is Not A Moron

4 posted on 12/16/2003 1:35:03 PM PST by SAJ (n)
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To: SolutionsOnly
Diller isn't 'blocking' anything. He's just not selling, that's all, nothing more.

I have no doubt that this will be called censorship. As opposed to making it a felony to criticize officeholders before an election, which is not censorship.

5 posted on 12/16/2003 1:38:46 PM PST by ThinkDifferent
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To: areafiftyone
Good night everyone in radio land, this is Al Gore signing off forever on station WIMP.
6 posted on 12/16/2003 1:48:16 PM PST by tractorman
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To: finnman69
I have this recurring dream that has Gore being captured, prodded and de-liced by our troops.
7 posted on 12/16/2003 2:02:23 PM PST by Callahan
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To: tractorman
LMFAO
8 posted on 12/16/2003 2:38:28 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (Rush 30th Anniversary Tour In May 2004...Be There)
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To: Registered
PING!!!!!!
9 posted on 12/16/2003 3:15:47 PM PST by Yehuda (http://www.JewPoint.blogspot.com)
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To: areafiftyone
"Apparently the Democrats will have to be satisfied with NPR, PBS, CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN ..." More than enough, it seems to me.

A special thank-you to Barry Diller as well!

10 posted on 12/16/2003 3:16:45 PM PST by cricket
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To: tractorman; finnman69
NWI is television, not radio.

And, it's a very good news channel btw.

366 on Direct TV
11 posted on 12/16/2003 3:27:01 PM PST by Guillermo (Shoot me if you ever see me on a Kobe Bryant, Michael Jackson or Scott Peterson thread)
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To: areafiftyone
Damn! And just when it looked like the Saddam Hussein look-a-likes were going to be able to get jobs as news anchors.
12 posted on 12/16/2003 3:49:31 PM PST by weegee
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To: areafiftyone; Liz
What is so funny is that in 'Barry Dillers Billionaire World', Al Gore is merely a peasant, and I'm surprised to read the fact that he even took time to meet w/ him. I also think it's funny that Al Gore actually thought he could get Barry to change his mind. Listen up Al, or haven't you heard? "You Have No Power To Exert Anymore"! LOL
13 posted on 12/16/2003 3:52:59 PM PST by Pagey (Hillary Rotten is a Smug and Holier- than- Thou Socialist)
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To: areafiftyone
Same thing, everywhere they try it:

Non-conservative alternative to local talk radio gets shaky start


14 posted on 12/16/2003 3:57:39 PM PST by jdege
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To: areafiftyone
I'm not sure Diller is doing us any favors. Let the RATs have their channel. Who is going to watch it? They will pour so much money into that RAThole that they'll be hard-pressed to pay for airtime on the other networks. All their crap will be on one easy-to-ignore location. Thanks for the v-chip, AlGore!
15 posted on 12/16/2003 4:04:06 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." GWB 9/20/01)
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To: SolutionsOnly
"Diller isn't 'blocking' anything. He's just not selling, that's all, nothing more."


Maybe, "He's just not buying it," is closer.
16 posted on 12/16/2003 4:12:08 PM PST by Redwood71
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To: SAJ
>>>Barry Diller Is Not A Moron <<<

What ever Diller is doing with this sale, it has nothing to do with his politics. He's a huge leftist liberal.

17 posted on 12/16/2003 4:15:57 PM PST by HardStarboard (Dump Wesley Clark.....he worries me as much as Hillary!)
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To: Guillermo
NWI is television, not radio. And, it's a very good news channel btw.

Good? Are you a masochist? Or maybe you can't get enough of what the Eurowheenies think about everything or what is happening north of our border.

18 posted on 12/16/2003 4:29:23 PM PST by Iowegian
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To: Pagey
NYC Diller and Tennessee Gore.....what an unlikely team.
19 posted on 12/16/2003 4:35:39 PM PST by Liz
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To: HardStarboard
So he is. No argument. But there is nothing whatever to say that, regarding his own commercial interests, even the slimiest leftist (Diller fits my bill on this, btw) doesn't know a **stone** loser when he sees one, true?

Name me a larger loser, financially, than a ''Gork'' network, and I'll kiss your butt at Times Square any day you name.

Diller is merely protecting his investment, the right of veto that he got from the froggies.

20 posted on 12/16/2003 8:56:39 PM PST by SAJ (n)
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To: Iowegian
Yeah, it is a good channel.

No Michael Jackson, No Scott Peterson, No Kobe Bryant, and No Leftist spin.

As a matter of fact, just a day or two ago they aired a story highly critical of the Arab media, especially al-Manar. When have you ever heard FoxCNNMSNBC et al do that?

Plus you don't have to hear all those stupid sound effects Fox does.

Also, I like Link TV too (channel 375), but I will admit that has a leftist slant.
21 posted on 12/17/2003 7:27:30 AM PST by Guillermo (Shoot me if you ever see me on a Kobe Bryant, Michael Jackson or Scott Peterson thread)
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To: Guillermo
Knock yourself out then. Both NWI and Link are slanted liberal crap that makes me want to barf.

Also I can watch Brit Hume's hour show and not hear a thing about Jackson or Peterson. This is not a problem for me.
22 posted on 12/17/2003 7:43:15 AM PST by Iowegian
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To: Iowegian
NWI is hardly "slanted liberal crap." It's by far the fairest news channel that I know if.

Speaking of Link, they ran a documentary on Mohammedan brutality against Christians in the Sudan. Also, they ran a documentary about Afghani music/musicians and how happy they were that the Taliban was defeated.

How often do you hear about that in other outlets?

I guess any news that isn't openly cheerleading for the Republicans is Communist. I will say Hume is good, and I'll watch that, but the other 23 hours of Faux is full of Michael Jackson, Kobe Bryant, Scott Peterson, Stupid Non-Thinking Pundits and Wild Ass Speculation.
23 posted on 12/17/2003 7:55:36 AM PST by Guillermo (Shoot me if you ever see me on a Kobe Bryant, Michael Jackson or Scott Peterson thread)
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To: SAJ
>>>.... regarding his own commercial interests, even the slimiest leftist (Diller fits my bill on this, btw) doesn't know a **stone** loser when he sees one, true? <<<

True! I have a step niece that used to be his chief aid/secretary. He is a smart operator all right! But both he and my sweet niece are off the planet leftists.

Your kind offer to "meet" me in Times Square will not be necessary...but thanks anyway.

24 posted on 12/17/2003 8:56:50 AM PST by HardStarboard (Dump Wesley Clark.....he worries me as much as Hillary!)
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