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Al Gore: Americans Are Yearning for 'Unvarnished Truth' Offered by Current TV
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Posted on 11/26/2011 9:02:06 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Al Gore: Americans Are Yearning for 'Unvarnished Truth' Offered by Current TV By Tim Graham Created 11/25/2011 - 11:26am

In a special 80th anniversary edition of Broadcasting & Cable magazine (not online), former vice president Al Gore lays out his vision for how the American public is just desperately hungry for Current TV -- actual ratings numbers notwithstanding. To add humor on top of humor, Gore insisted that Current TV is not really leftist.

"Some of our competitors may see us as being on the left side of the spectrum," Gore admitted, "but the entire spectrum has been pulled so far to the right that we believe that we are completely right about what viewers are yearning for as we enter what is sure to be one of the most heated, energetic, and fascinating election years in memory."

It's comical that Gore would both pay a former ESPN sports anchor $10 million a year to be the poster child of his network, and yet write of his handiwork "Today, more than ever, audiences are seeking intelligent discourse instead of cynicism and sniping." Gore thinks objectivity should go out the window in favor of the "best unvarnished truth" he can offer:

They want context, insight, and informed opinion. They want journalists to get to the truth and not just present a cliched "on the one hand and on the other hand" shortcut. They want a news network that connects the dots and makes sense out of a complicated world that is all the most confusing because of the cacophony of noises.

Wouldn't all of this sound like what liberals hate about Fox News? Gore insisted, "as a consumer of news myself, I have had the feeling for some time now that we’ve reached a tipping point where Americans are looking for a fresh and independent perspective, an unvarnished point of view – and that’s what they deserve." Gore thinks his millionaire backers aren't "conglomerates," so they can be truly progressive.

Networks owned by conglomerates often cannot follow our lead becuase of their owners' broad agendas that go far beyond seeking the truth, wherever it may be. What is needed is more independent networks that are not beholden to the larger and broader interests of their corporate owners.

What you get instead are networks that beholden themselves to left-wing socialist crusades like Occupy Wall Street:

So it is no surprise to me that Current was the first network to report on Occupy Wall Street. When others were reporting on the news of the day, we realized that this incipient movement was a game-changer, and then we helped to influence the direction of the news coverage and the headlines.

The article is titled "The Search for Intelligent Discourse." Naturally, "intelligent discourse" and "liberal unanimity" are one and the same. (Ask the public broadcasters.) Gore's quite explicit: he wants Current to drag the rest of the media establishment to the Left until Current is at the American "center." One can only imagine what would be on the Left of that.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: algore; gore
He needs medication........
1 posted on 11/26/2011 9:02:09 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Isn’t he best known for varnishing turds?


2 posted on 11/26/2011 9:02:51 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Sub-Driver

Algore needs to see a shrink.


3 posted on 11/26/2011 9:06:45 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Unvarnished, does he mean like a ****house door?


4 posted on 11/26/2011 9:07:58 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Sub-Driver

This from the guy who recently claimed the temperature at the earth’s center was “millions of degrees” (he didn’t specify F or C), and flunked out of divinity school.

Oh, and let’s not forget wasting water flooding a stream bed during a drought so he could get an election photo op.

What a maroon. Why listen to him at all?


5 posted on 11/26/2011 9:09:23 AM PST by Tigerized (Occupy Wall Street? Go find the real culprits in the Capitol Building...)
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To: Sub-Driver

The ‘unvarnished truth’ from the guy who has been cramming the hoax of global warming/global climate change down our throats for a decade.


6 posted on 11/26/2011 9:09:25 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Sub-Driver

You mean “unvarnished BS”


7 posted on 11/26/2011 9:10:16 AM PST by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: Sub-Driver

8 posted on 11/26/2011 9:10:24 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Sub-Driver
They want a news network that connects the dots and makes sense out of a complicated world that is all the most confusing because of the cacophony of noises.

In other words, he thinks you're stupid and wants to tell you exactly how and what and when to think. If it weren't for liberal projection I wouldn't have much to laugh about.

9 posted on 11/26/2011 9:12:16 AM PST by Track9
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To: Sub-Driver

Yearning for Al to STFU! Or a myocardial infarction.


10 posted on 11/26/2011 9:13:29 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Sub-Driver

Must have bought stock in company


11 posted on 11/26/2011 9:14:40 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Sub-Driver
Americans Are Yearning for 'Unvarnished Truth'

OK here is some unvarnished truth.


12 posted on 11/26/2011 9:19:05 AM PST by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: Sub-Driver

How about the unvarnished truth about electric sports cars built in Finland using US tax dollars, Al?


13 posted on 11/26/2011 9:19:43 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Sub-Driver
H needs a room wall papered with rubber wall paper and a suit coat with sleeves that buckle in back.
14 posted on 11/26/2011 9:19:53 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Algore: “Why aren’t they buying my propaganda anymore?!”


15 posted on 11/26/2011 9:20:12 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Sub-Driver
This has the 'feel' of the same kind of 'unvarnished truth' Stalin, Lenin and Pol Pot believed in - the type that's not allowed to be questioned. Gore's a totalitarian elitist at heart - and a puffed up narcissistic fool...

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I want you to know that everything I did, I did for my country - Pol Pot

16 posted on 11/26/2011 9:21:28 AM PST by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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To: Sub-Driver

Al, how many times has liberal radio been tried....and failed?


17 posted on 11/26/2011 9:22:44 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Sub-Driver

Al Gore’s true calling was not religion or politics - it’s snake oil salesman.


18 posted on 11/26/2011 9:22:52 AM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Hogwash.

There’s only one offering on Current worth watching.

“Vanguard”. All he rest is leftist poppycock.

Even Vanguard is liberal biased, but it’s informative.

The rest is mush. Just mush.


19 posted on 11/26/2011 9:24:00 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("Galts Gulch" <> Communist China)
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To: Sub-Driver

Al who?


20 posted on 11/26/2011 9:24:16 AM PST by Paperdoll (on the cutting edge)
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To: Sub-Driver
"In a special 80th anniversary edition of Broadcasting & Cable magazine (not online)"

Well, that sure figures... unfortunately it also means that this very thread just doubled the number of people actually reading his comments.

21 posted on 11/26/2011 9:27:36 AM PST by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: Sub-Driver

One of my favorite clips from Glenn Beck:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLsCmReSYnw


22 posted on 11/26/2011 9:28:04 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Sub-Driver
"A zebra does not change its spots."

- Al Gore

23 posted on 11/26/2011 9:35:01 AM PST by JPG (The loons at OWS will soon be at each others throats.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It is an obscene joke for al gore to mention the word, “truth”. He couldn’t process the word “truth” with his corrupted Marxist head.


24 posted on 11/26/2011 9:37:11 AM PST by savagesusie
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To: Sub-Driver

LoL. Yeah, right, Al.


25 posted on 11/26/2011 9:42:51 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Tigerized

Al Gore is the prototypical politician - someone who thinks they are special and spend their entire lives trying to prove it. Because political activism (e.g. marches and rallies, save the planet causes etc.) is much bigger on the left, they are naturally attracted to the left. Liberalism gives them much more opportunity to put their ‘stamp’ on the world and prove their ‘specialness’.

This is also why they aren’t into thoughtful incremental change. They are fundamentally grandiose, and want to do ‘big’ things (e.g. the ‘New Deal’, socialized health care, nationalized child care, and ‘saving the planet from global warming’).

Ironically, they have such a need to be special, that they can’t tolerate a system that allows everyone to be ‘special’ and individual (e.g. capitalism, self-determinism, personal responsibility). They support a political structure wherein they are adored and the rest of us do the adoring, while we are being ‘taken care of’ by them. It’s perfectly fine for the rest of us to spend our littler lives under them, doing our nice little things while paying homage to them and being thankful. In other words, like all who tend toward narcissism, those around them are objectified, like props around their central stage.

I could go on and on about this, because there is a lot of pathology to cover, but you all know the picture anyway. One thing I’d like to say, though, is that the entertainment industry, the ‘news’ industry, and academia attract many of the same types.

One common misconception they hold is that everyone wanted to do the same in life as them, and that they somehow ‘won’ a universal competition (e.g. everyone wanted to be a Senator, everyone wanted to go to Harvard, everyone wanted to ..... fill in the blank). It’s really a pathetically misinformed, painfully narrow, and self-aggrandizing world view.

If only we would all just sit back and let them be special...

(I’m serial..).


26 posted on 11/26/2011 9:52:26 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Sub-Driver
Just saw the latest Al Sharpton promo for MSDNC..obviously they're feeling "theatened" by CurrentTV..because they're heading even further to the left..

Anyone know what Current's ratings are?

It's interesting that three fairly big media stars..Olbermann, Beck, and Stern...are now off the MSM grid...used to be..everyday, there would be something in the papers on online about what Stern said or it..now..it's like theya re all in cyberspace Siberia.. I guess that alternative media still has a ways to go..

27 posted on 11/26/2011 10:06:58 AM PST by ken5050 (Support Admin Mods: Doing the tough, hard, dirty jobs that Americans won't do...)
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To: Sub-Driver
Will someone pleeeeze shove a sock in his mouth,roll him in duct tape and drop him in the middle of the Antarctic??? His "Greenhouse gas emissions" will keep him from freezing,i'm sure...
28 posted on 11/26/2011 10:08:58 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: Sub-Driver
he wants Current to drag the rest of the media establishment to the Left until Current is at the American "center.

Let these stupid rich libtards waste their money on a hopeless goal.

29 posted on 11/26/2011 10:13:24 AM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: DaveyB
Sex Poodle
30 posted on 11/26/2011 10:14:13 AM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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especially hard hitting documentaries about Donkey Kong players.


31 posted on 11/26/2011 10:17:01 AM PST by isom35
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To: Sub-Driver

ROFLOL.Yes they sure are and that is why not a single show even registers in the ratings.Let’s say there are 700 shows on on cable....al of currents show occupy #700,#699,#698.....you get the idea.The bright side is that I’m sure he has a ton of his ill-gotten money from the faux science of glow bull warming involved.


32 posted on 11/26/2011 10:24:18 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Sub-Driver

Just another delusional, demented Democrat/Leftist/Socialist/Liberal.


33 posted on 11/26/2011 10:28:05 AM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Sub-Driver
They want a news network that connects the dots and makes sense out of a complicated world

I don't want ANYONE "connecting the dots" for me. I'm so tired of politicians presuming to speak and think for me.

34 posted on 11/26/2011 10:31:32 AM PST by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nobody watches that channel


35 posted on 11/26/2011 10:36:53 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is there any intelligent life on Current TV?

Joy Behar’s show lasted two years. I doubt Al Bore will last that long.


36 posted on 11/26/2011 10:40:32 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Sub-Driver

37 posted on 11/26/2011 10:51:09 AM PST by reg45 (I'm not angry that Lincoln freed the slaves. I'm angry that Franklin Roosevelt bought them back.)
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To: Sub-Driver

38 posted on 11/26/2011 10:52:15 AM PST by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: DaveyB
Al Gore knew he lost the election to GW Bush but as a sore loser wanted to throw a national temper tantrum ...
Wanted his lawyers and minions to steal it.
39 posted on 11/26/2011 11:07:22 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Sub-Driver

I can’t stop laughing! Unvarnished high school video projects and opinions is more like it. Incomplete thoughts at best!


40 posted on 11/26/2011 11:24:05 AM PST by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: Sub-Driver
He's stumbled onto a way to make money off this. Try again to get Current’s name out there which might work someday although it hasn't yet. I think more of us know about it than leftists. Then force cable companies to put it in every package and at a prime channel number. Next introduce pay per not view. People would have to pay not to see it. I would.
41 posted on 11/26/2011 11:30:30 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What we get from Al Gore smells more like an open cess pool than truth.


42 posted on 11/26/2011 11:30:33 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Sub-Driver
Al Gore: Americans Are Yearning for 'Unvarnished Truth' Offered by Current TV
Dear Al,
More people watch the E-Trade Baby videos on YouTube than watch your stinking TV station. The sad fact is that ........
you are to TV what Yoko Ono is to singing.
...............

Funny E-Trade Baby Commercial: E-trade baby loses everything [Language Advisory]

43 posted on 11/26/2011 12:07:06 PM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: JPG

“A zebra does not change its spots.”

Well, technically, that IS true, but one does wonder if
that actually qualifies as the “unvarnished” truth. If so, then I can see why the ratings of Current TV are essentially non-existent. You know, like that old Sonic commercial where the idiot husband says he’s gonna post how much he likes the Sonic strawberry milkshake on his blog, and his idiot wife says, “Nobody but your mother reads your blog anyway.”, to which the husband says, “That’s not true. Her friend reads it too.”


44 posted on 11/26/2011 12:47:06 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“If a tree falls in a forest” alert...


45 posted on 11/26/2011 1:53:00 PM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Sub-Driver
Reminds me of one of those tables made out of wood that has an inch of shellac and resin on it....Current TV is way down under neath it all...:oP


46 posted on 11/26/2011 1:57:56 PM PST by Niteflyr ("The number one goal in life is to parent yourself" Carl Jung)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is the same Al Gore who, in pandering to the unions, said that his mother used to sing the union label song to him as sort of a lullaby. He was 27 years old when the song was written. A pitiful man, or poodle as the case may be.


47 posted on 11/26/2011 7:33:55 PM PST by D1X1E
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To: D1X1E
This is the same Al Gore who, in pandering to the unions, said that his mother used to sing the union label song to him as sort of a lullaby. He was 27 years old when the song was written

Al Gore is DIAPER BOY!!!

48 posted on 11/26/2011 7:39:54 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m yearning for Algore to go away. A victim of Globull Warming.


49 posted on 11/26/2011 7:42:58 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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