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Al Gore, Super-Rich Sellout
Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2013 | Brent Bozell

Posted on 01/09/2013 12:29:32 AM PST by Kaslin

The liberal media have spent 12 years feeling sorry for Al Gore. The Man Who Should Have Won in 2000 has had megatons of positive publicity dumped on him, hailing him as the "Goracle." They cheered as leftists honored him with the Nobel Peace Prize and gave an Oscar to his filmed eco-sermon, "An Inconvenient Truth."

So when Gore sold his left-wing cable channel Current TV to Al-Jazeera for $500 million, where were they? Despite the fact that conservatives thought the deal sounded like a ridiculous April Fools' joke, the networks had nearly nothing to say. ABC skipped it entirely. CBS and NBC offered a perfunctory sentence on a couple of newscasts.

These networks might argue this was not an Earth-shattering business event given the puny size of Current's audience, which is true. At about 42,000 viewers during primetime, the nationwide audience could fit inside the Washington Redskins' Fedex Field and still leave the stadium half-empty. It's about one-fiftieth of the audience TLC gets with "Honey Boo Boo." Of about 96 cable channels that are publicly rated by Nielsen, 93 of them have higher ratings than Current. It is a Nothing Network.

But the controversy is not about ratings. It's about one network selling itself to another best known for vicious anti-American propaganda. Al-Jazeera is not buying Current for the potential profits. Surely, they'll shut the old channel down. They want the cable slots to push their poison in American homes.

In 2006, CNN's Frank Sesno interviewed Al-Jazeera talk show host Riz Khan and asked if the terrorist group Hamas should be designated as a terrorist organization. "I'm not one to judge," Khan replied. What about Hezbollah? Khan answered: "Same thing, you know, I'm not going to judge."

There are other signs of disturbing pro-Islamist bias. In the midst of the "Arab Spring" celebrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Feb. 11, 2011, some 200 men sexually assaulted CBS correspondent Lara Logan. Al-Jazeera English, which was credited by Hillary Clinton and other liberals for its ubiquitous coverage of the uprising, deliberately ignored the assault on Logan. When they were called out by Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart, Al-Jazeera English publicist responded that the network "believes as a general rule" that journalists "are not the story." Capehart then noted that just days before, Al-Jazeera touted a story on how "Domestic and foreign journalists have come under siege amid the turmoil in Egypt."

Then there's the case of honoring Lebanese terrorist Samir Kuntar. In 1979, Kuntar was imprisoned for shooting an Israeli civilian in front of the Israeli's 4-year-old daughter, and then bashing in the little girl's head with his rifle. In 2008, Al-Jazeera in Qatar threw a televised birthday party for Kuntar, then newly released in a prisoner exchange. An Al-Jazeera interviewer told Kuntar, "You deserve even more than this," then brought out cake and sparklers. The cake had pictures on it, and Kuntar declared the "most beautiful picture" on the cake was of Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah. "There cannot be anything more beautiful," he proclaimed.

Al Gore could see nothing but positive qualities in his buyer, putting out a shameless statement that claimed, "Al-Jazeera, like Current, believes that facts and truth lead to a better understanding of the world around us."

Gore rebuffed an offer from conservative radio/TV personality Glenn Beck to buy Current TV. Beck was told, "The legacy of who the network goes to is important to us, and we are sensitive to networks not aligned with our point of view."

Beck is not aligned with the Gore viewpoint, and yet Al-Jazeera is? Al Gore, too, would celebrate a child-murdering terrorist with a birthday cake? Why isn't this alignment controversial or newsworthy?

Then the story gets worse. While Beck told his listeners he was rejected within minutes, Gore became a lobbyist for Al-Jazeera. New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter revealed that to preserve the deal and his big payout, Gore went to some of cable distributors looking for an excuse to drop the low-rated channel, "and reminded them that their contracts with Current TV called it a news channel. Were the distributors going to say that an American version of Al Jazeera didn't qualify, possibly invoking ugly stereotypes of the Middle Eastern news giant?"

So dropping Al-Jazeera became anti-"news," anti-Arab and Islamophobic.

But the networks won't breathe a word about Beck, and never allowed a conservative or a critic of radical Islam to offer any criticism of either Al Gore the super-rich sellout, or his terror-enabling buyer. None dares express horror that the man who was almost president on 9/11 was allying himself with al-Qaida's video jukebox.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: algore; aljazeera; aljazeeragore; arabspring; currenttv; glennbeck; goreon; jazeeraalgore; lamestreammedia

1 posted on 01/09/2013 12:29:43 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

$500 million for something that only 42k people watch? You’d get a better viewership on a AAA baseball team or 2nd-rate wrestling squad out of Tulsa.

Seems like this is more of a pay-off for being such a good friend.


2 posted on 01/09/2013 1:04:33 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: Kaslin

$500 million for something that only 42k people watch? You’d get a better viewership on a AAA baseball team or 2nd-rate wrestling squad out of Tulsa.

Seems like this is more of a pay-off for being such a good friend.


3 posted on 01/09/2013 1:05:36 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: Kaslin

Gore aligns himself with Al Jazeera. He knows exactly what he is doing. Just like his buddies. They’re working to bring the post-American world. One day stupid voters will ask ‘What happened to America?’ This is just another piece of the puzzle.


4 posted on 01/09/2013 1:15:46 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: pepsionice
[Seems like this is more of a pay-off for being such a good friend.]

Right you are. Gore and his movement guarantee high oil prices for Qatar and OPEC by suppressing U.S. fossil fuel production. The Current TV-Al Jazeera deal is a convenient vehicle to legalize the payoff.

5 posted on 01/09/2013 2:48:59 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

btt


6 posted on 01/09/2013 2:54:58 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: Kaslin

The flying carpet channel’s main competition is PMSNBC. All Jihad all the time gets pretty boring. Mr no controlling legal authority has always been for sale.


7 posted on 01/09/2013 2:55:14 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: VRWC For Truth

Yea he has been. To think that fat bastard was so close to sitting where zer0 is now.


8 posted on 01/09/2013 4:10:12 AM PST by reefdiver
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To: Kaslin
The REALLY HIGHlarious part of all this is that the Al Gore Tree Worshipping Greenies are stunned. It seems their "Lord High Grand PooBah of the Church of Going Green" (A.K.A. ManBearPig) sold his "GREEN" Cable Channel to one of the Big Players in the Oil Market.

“He’s (AlGore A.K.A. ManBearPig)supposed to be the face of clean energy and just sold [Current] to very big oil, the emir of Qatar!... Current never even took big oil advertising—and Al Gore, that bulls***ter sells to the emir?” Said a former "Current Staffer"...

Hahahaha I luv it! Gore saw the writing on the wall that no one is believing his hype and cashed in his chips and left the "Useful Idiots" standing around with their ***** in their hands.

9 posted on 01/09/2013 4:24:09 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Kaslin

One of our biggest downfalls is allowing anti-Americans to use our laws/Constitution against us.

Another ~ selling (land, businesses, etc.) to non-US citizens. Think China.

Sad. No wonder so many Americans are giving up their citizenship. Sad.


10 posted on 01/09/2013 5:18:35 AM PST by beachn4fun (Wanted: thread volunteers)
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To: Kaslin

Al Jezeera Gore! HYPOCRITE! Evil, giant carbon footprint OIL money! and SHARIA LAW-pushing Al Jezeera all in the same back stab! One back stab for the “environmentalists”, and one back stab for America. At least he’s an equal opportunity HYPOCRITE BACK STABBER!!


11 posted on 01/09/2013 5:24:19 AM PST by Twinkie (The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein. Ps. 24:1)
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To: Kaslin

http://www.facebook.com/AlgoreJazeera


12 posted on 01/09/2013 7:11:02 PM PST by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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