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Al Jazeera Is Said to Be Acquiring Current TV (Al Gore's failure network)
Media Decoder ^ | 1/2/2013 | BRIAN STELTER

Posted on 01/02/2013 3:08:13 PM PST by autumnraine

Al Jazeera is putting the final touches on a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore and his business partners seven years ago.

If the deal is completed, Current will provide the pan-Arab news giant with something it has sought for years: a pathway into American living rooms. Current is available in about 60 million of the 100 million homes in the United States with cable or satellite service.

Rather than simply use Current to distribute its English-language channel, called Al Jazeera English and based in Doha, Qatar, Al Jazeera will create a new channel based in New York, according to people with knowledge of the deal negotiations. The channel may be called Al Jazeera America. Roughly 60 percent of the programming will be produced in the United States, while the remaining 40 percent will come from Al Jazeera English.

Al Jazeera may absorb some Current TV staff members, according to the people, who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. But Current’s schedule of shows will most likely be dissolved in the spring.

The plan will bring Al Jazeera, which is financed by the government of Qatar, into closer competition with CNN and other news channels in the United States.

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“They really want to be able to compete for American viewers, and they have to find some way to get on,” said Philip Seib, the director of the center on public diplomacy at the University of Southern California and the author of “The Al Jazeera Effect.”

(Excerpt) Read more at mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: algore; aljazeera; aljazeeragore; currenttv; goreon; jazeeraalgore
Match made in heaven.
1 posted on 01/02/2013 3:08:16 PM PST by autumnraine
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To: autumnraine

“Poi-fect!”


2 posted on 01/02/2013 3:11:45 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: autumnraine

I’m glad someone more rational is taking over.


3 posted on 01/02/2013 3:12:05 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: autumnraine

They won’t even have to change producers, staff or talent.


4 posted on 01/02/2013 3:12:08 PM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: autumnraine

....so Global Warming is a plot to destroy Islam?


5 posted on 01/02/2013 3:13:11 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: autumnraine
I was wonderin’ how the ragheads would payoff Gore, without a bagman.
6 posted on 01/02/2013 3:15:04 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: autumnraine

So it goes from irrelevancy to insanity.


7 posted on 01/02/2013 3:15:45 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe Al Jazeera will bring in some set designers that can build something better looking than what I used to see on Community Access Cable programs in the late 1980s.

AJ will likely use this create Al Jazeera America. If it’s anything like Al Jazeera English, I think it will do fairly well.


8 posted on 01/02/2013 3:16:29 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

They aren’t.

“Al Jazeera may absorb some Current TV staff members, according to the people, who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. “


9 posted on 01/02/2013 3:17:33 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: autumnraine

we know they’d never allo a conservative to buy a channel, the cable-sat systems would drop it


10 posted on 01/02/2013 3:18:47 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: autumnraine

Here’s a sample.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS4v_kj9rw4


11 posted on 01/02/2013 3:19:37 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: autumnraine

Al Gorezeera


12 posted on 01/02/2013 3:21:28 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: autumnraine

Their English language coverage is a bit to the right of CNN (except when discussing anything about Israel, of course).


13 posted on 01/02/2013 3:23:35 PM PST by VoiceOfBruck (#include <std.disclaimers>)
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To: autumnraine

From one group of inbred America-haters to another.


14 posted on 01/02/2013 3:26:35 PM PST by Stand W (Crush your enemies! See them driven before you! Hear the lamentations of their women!)
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To: autumnraine

It will probably be more conservative under Al Jezeera

Al Gore is a vapid doooosh.


15 posted on 01/02/2013 3:27:19 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: autumnraine

'Finally, a network that will take me!

16 posted on 01/02/2013 3:27:40 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for links to the 2011 & 2012 FR Cookbooks- Enjoy)
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To: autumnraine
CNN, Current TV, Al Jazeera.....they're all the same. Why not just merge all three and save some cash? It's not like people haven't noticed their connections already. They all think alike.
17 posted on 01/02/2013 3:28:11 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: autumnraine
This could increase globull warming by 1,000,000%!!!!!

FMCDH(BITS)

18 posted on 01/02/2013 3:29:48 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: autumnraine

The Al-Gore-Zero Network.


19 posted on 01/02/2013 3:32:12 PM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: autumnraine

What better vehicle to unleash cells already here than coded messages
on Current TV to terrorist ready to strike.
What better vehicle to hide behind when u are caught taking video or
pictures of potential targets. Hide behind freedom of the press.
Great idea for terrorist, bad idea for Americans.


20 posted on 01/02/2013 3:33:43 PM PST by tennmountainman
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Sweet deal, station comes with its own built in easily propagandized audience.


21 posted on 01/02/2013 3:36:18 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: autumnraine

So a presidential contender starts a cable network to push the crazy Left agenda, and a few years later the muzzies buy it for access to American homes? If a fiction writer wrote this 10 years ago, we woulda questioned his sanity.


22 posted on 01/02/2013 3:36:36 PM PST by moodyskeptic (Counter counterculturist)
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To: concerned about politics

Yep, they are all united in their hatred of Christians and Israel, oh, and themselves too, most of them are white males, oops, almost forgot, they all loooooooooove to hate the United States too, you know, America is the root of all the worlds ills with colonialism and all, funny the Chinese get a pass, whoops, I forgot they aren’t white, funny, I’ve never seen a Chinese black.


23 posted on 01/02/2013 4:30:46 PM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: autumnraine

I thought they already owned it. As for competing with CNN it’ll be a tie as to who has the lowest ratings.


24 posted on 01/02/2013 4:52:13 PM PST by deputytess (Men of the West .....stand and FIGHT!)
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To: autumnraine

I’m sure the audience won’t notice any difference.


25 posted on 01/02/2013 5:31:31 PM PST by TrueKnightGalahad
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