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2013-01-02 11:19:18 PM
Well, at least that will be the story by the time it arrives in your inbox from your crazy uncle in Hoboken.
 
2013-01-02 11:28:31 PM
Somewhere, Keith Olbermann has just done the Nelson laugh and he doesn't know why.
 
2013-01-02 11:52:49 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Well, at least that will be the story by the time it arrives in your inbox from your crazy uncle in Hoboken.


You probably shouldn't tell him who the largest owner of NewsCorp (whose last name isn't "Murdoch") is.
 
2013-01-02 11:58:54 PM
Gorzeera!
 
2013-01-02 11:59:45 PM
*scans headline*

What is the anguished cry from Glen Beck and his Outraged RightTM cohorts, Alex?

/*Slinks out of thread*
 
2013-01-03 12:03:11 AM

Sgt Otter: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Well, at least that will be the story by the time it arrives in your inbox from your crazy uncle in Hoboken.

You probably shouldn't tell him who the largest owner of NewsCorp (whose last name isn't "Murdoch") is.


I've always found that a bit amusing, actually.  The Prince must make quite a profit on his investment for him to continue subsidizing people who hate him and everyone that looks like him.
 
2013-01-03 12:03:45 AM
This is very interesting.  I was kind of hoping Current TV would be successful, partly because I wanted Olbermann to have a show.  But apparently, he's just too big a dick.  Nevertheless, this might improve the station.
 
2013-01-03 12:19:54 AM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Sgt Otter: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Well, at least that will be the story by the time it arrives in your inbox from your crazy uncle in Hoboken.

You probably shouldn't tell him who the largest owner of NewsCorp (whose last name isn't "Murdoch") is.

I've always found that a bit amusing, actually.  The Prince must make quite a profit on his investment for him to continue subsidizing people who hate him and everyone that looks like him.


And GE owns MSBNC. It's almost like politics doesn't really matter and it's all about ratings... nah, that's just crazy talk.
 
2013-01-03 12:20:34 AM
*MSNBC* even.
 
2013-01-03 12:31:49 AM
Of course, they said the same thing when Al Gore bought it.
 
2013-01-03 12:35:25 AM

fusillade762: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Sgt Otter: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Well, at least that will be the story by the time it arrives in your inbox from your crazy uncle in Hoboken.

You probably shouldn't tell him who the largest owner of NewsCorp (whose last name isn't "Murdoch") is.

I've always found that a bit amusing, actually.  The Prince must make quite a profit on his investment for him to continue subsidizing people who hate him and everyone that looks like him.

And GE Comcast owns MSBNC. It's almost like politics doesn't really matter and it's all about ratings... nah, that's just crazy talk.

 
2013-01-03 12:47:39 AM

propasaurus: fusillade762: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Sgt Otter: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Well, at least that will be the story by the time it arrives in your inbox from your crazy uncle in Hoboken.

You probably shouldn't tell him who the largest owner of NewsCorp (whose last name isn't "Murdoch") is.

I've always found that a bit amusing, actually.  The Prince must make quite a profit on his investment for him to continue subsidizing people who hate him and everyone that looks like him.

And GE Comcast owns MSBNC. It's almost like politics doesn't really matter and it's all about ratings... nah, that's just crazy talk.


Comcast owns them?  You wouldn't think that to be true, what with MSNBC never going off air in mid broadcast.
 
2013-01-03 12:49:31 AM

Apos: *scans headline*

What is the anguished cry from Glen Beck and his Outraged RightTM cohorts, Alex?

/*Slinks out of thread*


Apparently Beck and his "The Blaze" network tried to make a bid for Current but got told to hit the pavement.
 
2013-01-03 12:53:49 AM
Pffff... this is like Australia invading New Zealand.

Besides, AJ is better than Current TV in trustworthiness.
 
2013-01-03 12:54:13 AM
Well hell. It can't possibly be worse than news stations have been
 
2013-01-03 12:55:03 AM
Hopefully it'll improve the air quality.
 
2013-01-03 12:55:46 AM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Sgt Otter: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Well, at least that will be the story by the time it arrives in your inbox from your crazy uncle in Hoboken.

You probably shouldn't tell him who the largest owner of NewsCorp (whose last name isn't "Murdoch") is.

I've always found that a bit amusing, actually.  The Prince must make quite a profit on his investment for him to continue subsidizing people who hate him and everyone that looks like him.


The hate only reaches the poor people who look like him. His money effectively sheilds him from the effects of the hate he finances.
 
2013-01-03 12:57:47 AM

brantgoose: Of course, they said the same thing when Al Gore bought it.


Al Gore, Al Jazeera, whatever.
 
2013-01-03 01:00:12 AM

Kuroutesshin: Apos: *scans headline*

What is the anguished cry from Glen Beck and his Outraged RightTM cohorts, Alex?

/*Slinks out of thread*

Apparently Beck and his "The Blaze" network tried to make a bid for Current but got told to hit the pavement.



Is that right? Whoa......Uncanny.
 
2013-01-03 01:01:55 AM
It looks like AJ is buying Current strictly for their slot on many cable systems. This has worked for other networks in the past but I wonder if it'll be the same here. It wouldn't surprise me to see many systems drop them because tea party folks calling to cancel their cable subscription.
 
2013-01-03 01:02:30 AM

vygramul: This is very interesting.  I was kind of hoping Current TV would be successful, partly because I wanted Olbermann to have a show.  But apparently, he's just too big a dick.  Nevertheless, this might improve the station.


I think Current was Olbermann's last chance. He was given the most sweetheart deal he could possibly get, he had the whole damn network built around him, and he still got himself fired within a year. He'll be lucky if any network, anywhere, ever hires him again.
 
2013-01-03 01:03:13 AM
Why bother?
TLC is already wreaking devastating damage to the Western intellect. Just wait a year or two and just walk in and take the place.
 
2013-01-03 01:03:29 AM

EngineerAU: It looks like AJ is buying Current strictly for their slot on many cable systems. This has worked for other networks in the past but I wonder if it'll be the same here. It wouldn't surprise me to see many systems drop them because tea party folks calling to cancel their cable subscription.


I don't think there is a slot for Current on my cable system. Granted, I haven't looked very hard.
 
2013-01-03 01:06:03 AM

EngineerAU: It looks like AJ is buying Current strictly for their slot on many cable systems. This has worked for other networks in the past but I wonder if it'll be the same here. It wouldn't surprise me to see many systems drop them because tea party folks calling to cancel their cable subscription.


They're not going to cancel. How would they get Fox?
 
2013-01-03 01:06:16 AM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: propasaurus: fusillade762: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Sgt Otter: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Well, at least that will be the story by the time it arrives in your inbox from your crazy uncle in Hoboken.

You probably shouldn't tell him who the largest owner of NewsCorp (whose last name isn't "Murdoch") is.

I've always found that a bit amusing, actually.  The Prince must make quite a profit on his investment for him to continue subsidizing people who hate him and everyone that looks like him.

And GE Comcast owns MSBNC. It's almost like politics doesn't really matter and it's all about ratings... nah, that's just crazy talk.

Comcast owns them?  You wouldn't think that to be true, what with MSNBC never going off air in mid broadcast.


51% Comcast, 49% GE. Comcast calls all the shots, but if you watch any NBC network, you'll notice you still get an inordinate number of GE ads.
 
2013-01-03 01:07:27 AM
Al Jazeera is a freaking awesome news station. They aired an interview with Marine Le Pen (the head of the French National Front) a couple of weeks ago, and the interviewer asked her questions that I'm certain made her uncomfortable to answer. Yet she answered them all the same rather than get all huffy and march off the set like Christine O'Donnell did with Piers Morgan.
 
2013-01-03 01:08:18 AM

EngineerAU: It looks like AJ is buying Current strictly for their slot on many cable systems. This has worked for other networks in the past but I wonder if it'll be the same here. It wouldn't surprise me to see many systems drop them because tea party folks calling to cancel their cable subscription.


The ones that do were probably doing so anyway because Current's ratings were just that bad.

I know a few names Al Jazeera will want to hang on to- Adam Yamaguchi and Cristof Putzel come to mind- but really there isn't much worth saving. Yamaguchi and Putzel's primary teammates have long since gone, getting out ahead of the Olbermann restructuring. They might as well give Current the TechTV treatment.

I mean, my God, in the wake of the Newtown shooting, Current just ran reruns of Bowling for Columbine over and over and over for a solid week, like way back when Cartoon Network ran the same Screwy Squirrel cartoon for hours on end on April Fools' Day.
 
A7
2013-01-03 01:10:21 AM
Current TV was never 'our' TV station.

Seems a fair trade since RT is better than most US News/Opinion stations.
 
2013-01-03 01:10:33 AM
Do people even watch Current TV?
 
2013-01-03 01:10:55 AM
Al Jazeera English is one of the most unbiased news stations I've seen, so ...

I'm ok with this.
 
2013-01-03 01:12:55 AM

A7: Current TV was never 'our' TV station.

Seems a fair trade since RT is better than most US News/Opinion stations.


The Kremlin Channel mainly caters to the Wake Up Sheeple set.
 
2013-01-03 01:13:46 AM
Real 'Murcan cable companies are still going to run the channel, they'll just shut off the audio and replace it with an endless loop of Lee Greenwood and occasionally superimpose an image of a monster truck driven by a crying eagle.
 
2013-01-03 01:20:31 AM

Frank N Stein: Do people even watch Current TV?


Not currently.
 
2013-01-03 01:22:47 AM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Well, at least that will be the story by the time it arrives in your inbox from your crazy uncle in Hoboken.


I love the name of that city. It sounds like a move from Street Fighter.
 
2013-01-03 01:22:54 AM

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: brantgoose: Of course, they said the same thing when Al Gore bought it.

Al Gore, Al Jazeera, whatever.


LOL.  I hope this actually means that everyone who now gets Current will be getting Al Jazeera, because they've been blacklisted it from almost every cable market in the US, save a couple.
 
2013-01-03 01:23:16 AM
Next they'll be competing with PBS for the taxpayer money.
 
2013-01-03 01:23:50 AM

zarberg: Al Jazeera English is one of the most unbiased news stations I've seen, so ...

I'm ok with this.


But it has a scary Arab name or something.
 
2013-01-03 01:28:30 AM
Allah, be praised. A truly unbiased news station is coming to the unwashed infidel masses.
 
2013-01-03 01:29:39 AM

cc_rider: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: brantgoose: Of course, they said the same thing when Al Gore bought it.

Al Gore, Al Jazeera, whatever.

LOL.  I hope this actually means that everyone who now gets Current will be getting Al Jazeera, because they've been blacklisted it from almost every cable market in the US, save a couple.


Oddly, I don't get cable. But I can still see Al Jazeera, because they stream their content. That's something most American news networks don't do.
 
2013-01-03 01:35:48 AM

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: cc_rider: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: brantgoose: Of course, they said the same thing when Al Gore bought it.

Al Gore, Al Jazeera, whatever.

LOL.  I hope this actually means that everyone who now gets Current will be getting Al Jazeera, because they've been blacklisted it from almost every cable market in the US, save a couple.

Oddly, I don't get cable. But I can still see Al Jazeera, because they stream their content. That's something most American news networks don't do.


I stream it online too, but it would be nice to get it as part of the package, and I hope that if this happens, their type of reporting would be a positive influence on the other shiatty cable channels, which is pretty much all of them. I've long since given up on Fox, but CNN and MSNBC need to step up their damn game. I'm sick of hearing crap about Kim Kardashian and her baby daddy passed off as "news". I can come here for that anytime. ;)
 
2013-01-03 01:39:41 AM

cc_rider: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: cc_rider: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: brantgoose: Of course, they said the same thing when Al Gore bought it.

Al Gore, Al Jazeera, whatever.

LOL.  I hope this actually means that everyone who now gets Current will be getting Al Jazeera, because they've been blacklisted it from almost every cable market in the US, save a couple.

Oddly, I don't get cable. But I can still see Al Jazeera, because they stream their content. That's something most American news networks don't do.

I stream it online too, but it would be nice to get it as part of the package, and I hope that if this happens, their type of reporting would be a positive influence on the other shiatty cable channels, which is pretty much all of them. I've long since given up on Fox, but CNN and MSNBC need to step up their damn game. I'm sick of hearing crap about Kim Kardashian and her baby daddy passed off as "news". I can come here for that anytime. ;)


It'll never be a part of the package for exactly that reason.
 
2013-01-03 01:41:28 AM

Mrbogey: Pffff... this is like Australia invading New Zealand.

Besides, AJ is better than Current TV in trustworthiness.


Australia has already invaded New Zealand. It turned out great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo6fgZ-dbOw
 
2013-01-03 01:42:01 AM
So does this mean the next time a Republican president declares war on a country in the Middle East, he'll want to bomb Current TV?
 
2013-01-03 01:48:44 AM

EngineerAU: It looks like AJ is buying Current strictly for their slot on many cable systems. This has worked for other networks in the past but I wonder if it'll be the same here. It wouldn't surprise me to see many systems drop them because tea party folks calling to cancel their cable subscription.


Time Warner already said they're gone. In that case it has nothing to do with Tea Partiers (TW has almost entirely highly urban systems) and everything to do with the fact that they've been looking to cut low-ratings channels and the change of control gave them the opening they needed in this case.
 
2013-01-03 01:49:08 AM

zarberg: Al Jazeera English is one of the most unbiased news stations I've seen, so ...

I'm ok with this.


When it caters to your biases, of course it seems so. Neoconservatives think Fox is one of the most unbiased stations they've seen.
 
2013-01-03 01:51:40 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: zarberg: Al Jazeera English is one of the most unbiased news stations I've seen, so ...

I'm ok with this.

When it caters to your biases, of course it seems so. Neoconservatives think Fox is one of the most unbiased stations they've seen.


My one tea party aunt once told me that I wasn't "being fair and balanced like Fox News."
 
2013-01-03 01:51:58 AM
With so many propaganda outlets like TPM in the US, I now go to Al Jazeera for most of my international news.
 
2013-01-03 01:54:38 AM
Don't the Saudi's still own a decent amount of NewsCorp?
 
2013-01-03 02:08:56 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: When it caters to your biases, of course it seems so. Neoconservatives think Fox is one of the most unbiased stations they've seen.


This is true. But, that said, Al Jazeera is still better journalism than most of what passes for news on U.S. tv. Their bias is obvious, but it's a refreshing change.
 
2013-01-03 02:12:21 AM
It's over.  Within three months, the United States will be the world's largest producer of bagged milk.  I hope you like drinking bagged milk.  The Democrat Party loves it when you drink the stuff they are putting in bagged milk.
 
2013-01-03 02:13:25 AM
Al Jazeera has less shouty idiots than the other cable news networks so this is good.
 
2013-01-03 02:13:55 AM
Not the biggest fan of TPM (a bunch of hyper partisan propaganda that's just as bad as WND), but that is the funniest farking sub headline I've read in a while.
 
2013-01-03 02:15:12 AM
"The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country, and now they must put it back. It is ebb and flow, tidal gravity. It is ecological balance. You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels. It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today."

- A. Jensen
 
2013-01-03 02:25:31 AM
FTFAAs you may know, Al Jazeera is funded by the government of Qatar, which is the United States' closest ally in the Gulf Region, and is where the United States bases its Middle East Air Force operations.  I have had first-hand knowledge of Qatar's policies as a result of my tenure on the Board of The Brookings Institution.  The Saban Center for Middle East Policy is a joint venture of The Brookings Institution and Qatar, and it has offices in Washington, DC and Doha, Qatar.  Its purpose is to propose practical public policies that can contribute to peace in the Middle East, and its founding Director is my friend, Martin Indyk, the former U.S. Ambassador to Israel.

Ugh. Reading that made me feel dirty, queasy and nauseous. Like I've just walked in on an incestuous threesome.
 
2013-01-03 02:36:22 AM
I'm shocked, simply shocked, that another venture by liberals outside entertainment has gone under.
 
2013-01-03 02:42:18 AM
Good. Maybe then I won't need Roku to watch Aljazeera on my tv.
 
2013-01-03 02:42:49 AM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Sgt Otter: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Well, at least that will be the story by the time it arrives in your inbox from your crazy uncle in Hoboken.

You probably shouldn't tell him who the largest owner of NewsCorp (whose last name isn't "Murdoch") is.

I've always found that a bit amusing, actually.  The Prince must make quite a profit on his investment for him to continue subsidizing people who hate him and everyone that looks like him.


it's all part of the long term plan to destroy America from within.
 
ecl
2013-01-03 02:44:32 AM
FW: FW: FW: FW: SAGGING WAS STARTED IN PRISON AS A WAY TO SHOW YOU LIKE IT IN TEH BUM!
 
2013-01-03 02:50:02 AM

randomjsa: I'm shocked, simply shocked, that another venture by liberals outside entertainment has gone under.


Entertainment.
Science.
Technology.

And so on and so forth.

Weak shiat, man. Even for you.
 
2013-01-03 02:56:04 AM
And by "terrorists" we mean "Australian billionaires".

thenextweb.com
 
2013-01-03 03:03:40 AM

zarberg: Al Jazeera English is one of the most unbiased news stations I've seen, so ...

I'm ok with this.


They're actually the last "hard" news outlet on TV anymore.  They cover all sorts of stuff other networks ignore, and don't spend all day covering missing blond teenagers like CNN and the other networks.

/A few years ago I'd have said BBC was still hard news, but not so much anymore.
 
2013-01-03 03:21:44 AM
I look forward to seeing what sort of programming they produce. Their website is great.
 
2013-01-03 03:27:37 AM

red5ish: I look forward to seeing what sort of programming they produce. Their website is great.


You can find a live stream here if you want.
 
2013-01-03 04:17:23 AM
Maybe they'll fire that coont Joy Behar
 
2013-01-03 04:34:52 AM
I still remember when these two right wing extremist wingnuts were trying to stop the "terrorists" from running the ports in the US...

www.schumer.senate.gov

media.salon.com

Link

And these two left wing terrorist loving appeasers were in favor of it...

www.nndb.com

images.politico.com

Link

/You may now return to your hurr durr! Teahadist retards email forward faux news conservatard derp!
 
2013-01-03 04:37:06 AM
Well, that didn't take long...Hurrr.

"Leftist/Jihadist Alliance: Al Jazeera acquires Current TV"
http://www.jihadwatch.org/2013/01/leftistjihadist-alliance-al-jazeer a- acquires-current-tv.html
I wonder what Time Warner's issue was. They've apparently been dropping channels left and right lately, so who knows if their decision to drop Current/AJ was political, financial or personal. It's hard to believe there's a cable company worse than Comcrap, but TWC seems to be the bottom of the barrel.
 
2013-01-03 06:29:50 AM
Al Jazeera is at the level of the BBC and Channel4's news reporting. The US doesn't have anything of that quality any more. Maybe this will help.
 
2013-01-03 06:32:01 AM

rynthetyn: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: zarberg: Al Jazeera English is one of the most unbiased news stations I've seen, so ...

I'm ok with this.

When it caters to your biases, of course it seems so. Neoconservatives think Fox is one of the most unbiased stations they've seen.

My one tea party aunt once told me that I wasn't "being fair and balanced like Fox News."


That's distressing to hear. I take it that she's too far along to be deprogrammed?
 
2013-01-03 06:32:47 AM
So we have a cable channel with virtually no viewership, hence no revenues, and Al Gore decides to unload it for a big pile of money. Other than Gore being saved from his own stupidity by Al Jazeera, what's the news story here?

Time Warner has already announced that it will not carry the new network. Any other drops forthcoming?

Here's the real burning question: If we leave the folks like Eliot Spitzer, Jennifer Granholm, Kieth Olbermann, Joy Behar, etc. alone in the studio and allow them to keep ranting; will any of them notice the difference? Will any of them have any fewer viewers?
 
2013-01-03 07:00:07 AM

Apos: rynthetyn: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: zarberg: Al Jazeera English is one of the most unbiased news stations I've seen, so ...

I'm ok with this.

When it caters to your biases, of course it seems so. Neoconservatives think Fox is one of the most unbiased stations they've seen.

My one tea party aunt once told me that I wasn't "being fair and balanced like Fox News."

That's distressing to hear. I take it that she's too far along to be deprogrammed?


She's getting worse, most of my relatives are. They're so far into the echo chamber that it's like they don't live in the same universe. What gets me is that back when I was growing up they all looked askance at my branch of the family for being involved in politics but now they're obsessed.
 
2013-01-03 07:01:16 AM

fusillade762: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Sgt Otter: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Well, at least that will be the story by the time it arrives in your inbox from your crazy uncle in Hoboken.

You probably shouldn't tell him who the largest owner of NewsCorp (whose last name isn't "Murdoch") is.

I've always found that a bit amusing, actually.  The Prince must make quite a profit on his investment for him to continue subsidizing people who hate him and everyone that looks like him.

And GE owns MSBNC. It's almost like politics doesn't really matter and it's all about ratings... nah, that's just crazy talk.


Hey, remember when the CBS Broadcasting Corp. was called Westinghouse Electric Corporation?
 
2013-01-03 07:07:51 AM

cc_rider: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: brantgoose: Of course, they said the same thing when Al Gore bought it.

Al Gore, Al Jazeera, whatever.

LOL.  I hope this actually means that everyone who now gets Current will be getting Al Jazeera, because they've been blacklisted it from almost every cable market in the US, save a couple.


TIme Warner already announced they were dropping it


Personally, I'm still hoping FiOS picks up BeIn network, I would really like to watch more Spanish and Italian soccer games.

Personally -
 
2013-01-03 07:21:00 AM

muck4doo: I thought you idiots all made up your mind that Fox is the terrorists,


No. FoxNews are the paranoid morons who like to stoke fear for the ratings. The Tea Partiers are the terrorists.
 
2013-01-03 07:21:46 AM

cc_rider: I wonder what Time Warner's issue was. They've apparently been dropping channels left and right lately, so who knows if their decision to drop Current/AJ was political, financial or personal


The screws on the planet have been torqued way up and that's only going to continue. I don't think they want to truth getting anywhere near a North American audience. It's like the Newsweek covers around the world compared to the domestic Newsweek, all whitewash.
 
2013-01-03 07:22:12 AM
Two points that I'm sure the Derp brigade will willfully ignore as this continues to be reported over the next few days:

1. Al-Jazeera is one of the closest things to actual fair and unbiased journalism out there. The contrast between its journalistic quality and that of and most Western networks is striking.

2. Just because something has Arabic roots, it still has a 99.9999% chance of NOT being terrorism-related.
 
2013-01-03 07:23:38 AM
Al Jazeera is one of the few stations that actually gives the point of view from the Arab street as opposed to the official line touted by the West. Sounds very similar to what Current purportedly provides for the United States (though, to be honest, I didn't get to watch much of it since it was yanked from my cable package very shortly after Olbie joined up with them).
 
2013-01-03 07:27:43 AM

THX 1138: Two points that I'm sure the Derp brigade will willfully ignore as this continues to be reported over the next few days:

1. Al-Jazeera is one of the closest things to actual fair and unbiased journalism out there. The contrast between its journalistic quality and that of and most Western networks is striking.

2. Just because something has Arabic roots, it still has a 99.9999% chance of NOT being terrorism-related.



The hate that they gave David Frost a program, considering how horrible he was to NIXON YOU DOLT.

Al-J have superb headhunters (Frost aside, he's clearly just a name rather than a real talent). They've picked some of the cream of the globe's journalists, especially behind the camera.
 
2013-01-03 07:29:34 AM

Bungles: Al Jazeera is at the level of the BBC and Channel4's news reporting. The US doesn't have anything of that quality any more. Maybe this will help.


.
I take it you haven't really watched BBC in the past ten years.
 
2013-01-03 07:31:35 AM

david_gaithersburg: Bungles: Al Jazeera is at the level of the BBC and Channel4's news reporting. The US doesn't have anything of that quality any more. Maybe this will help.

.
I take it you haven't really watched BBC in the past ten years.



I mean more the BBC's political coverage specials and documentaries, rather than the 24 News churn (or the occasional News Night debacle)
 
2013-01-03 07:37:41 AM

Mr. Right: Other than Gore being saved from his own stupidity by Al Jazeera, what's the news story here?


None of the usual contingent of Gaia-lovers at Fark have noted the irony of Mr. Greener-Than-Thou Nobel Peace Prize making some mighty sweet coin thanks to oil money from a shady Qatari mutli-billionaire, nor has there been a peep from Camp Class Warfare about how the deal was pushed through on Tuesday so as to minimize Gore's tax nut. Clearly he's a conniving plutocrat using devious means to avoid paying his fair share.

As for al-Jazeera, sometimes they are not as neutral as their cheerleaders would believe.

"Orders were given not to tackle any Saudi issue without referring to the higher management," one Jazeera newsroom employee wrote in an e-mail message. "All dissident voices disappeared from our screens."

The employee noted that coverage of Saudi Arabia was always politically motivated at Al Jazeera - in the past, top management used to sometimes force-feed the reluctant news staff negative material about Saudi Arabia, apparently to placate the Qatari leadership. But he added that the recent changes were seen in the newsroom as an even more naked assertion of political will.

"To improve their relations with Qatar, the Saudis wanted to silence Al Jazeera," he wrote. "They got what they wanted."
 
2013-01-03 07:40:41 AM

Gulper Eel: None of the usual contingent of Gaia-lovers at Fark have noted the irony of Mr. Greener-Than-Thou Nobel Peace Prize making some mighty sweet coin thanks to oil money from a shady Qatari mutli-billionaire, nor has there been a peep from Camp Class Warfare about how the deal was pushed through on Tuesday so as to minimize Gore's tax nut.


Do tell how pushing the deal through on Tuesday January 1, 2013 minimized Gore's tax obligation.
 
2013-01-03 07:41:41 AM

Gulper Eel: Mr. Right: Other than Gore being saved from his own stupidity by Al Jazeera, what's the news story here?

None of the usual contingent of Gaia-lovers at Fark have noted the irony of Mr. Greener-Than-Thou Nobel Peace Prize making some mighty sweet coin thanks to oil money from a shady Qatari mutli-billionaire, nor has there been a peep from Camp Class Warfare about how the deal was pushed through on Tuesday so as to minimize Gore's tax nut. Clearly he's a conniving plutocrat using devious means to avoid paying his fair share.

As for al-Jazeera, sometimes they are not as neutral as their cheerleaders would believe.

"Orders were given not to tackle any Saudi issue without referring to the higher management," one Jazeera newsroom employee wrote in an e-mail message. "All dissident voices disappeared from our screens."

The employee noted that coverage of Saudi Arabia was always politically motivated at Al Jazeera - in the past, top management used to sometimes force-feed the reluctant news staff negative material about Saudi Arabia, apparently to placate the Qatari leadership. But he added that the recent changes were seen in the newsroom as an even more naked assertion of political will.

"To improve their relations with Qatar, the Saudis wanted to silence Al Jazeera," he wrote. "They got what they wanted."


Gulper Eel: Mr. Right: Other than Gore being saved from his own stupidity by Al Jazeera, what's the news story here?

None of the usual contingent of Gaia-lovers at Fark have noted the irony of Mr. Greener-Than-Thou Nobel Peace Prize making some mighty sweet coin thanks to oil money from a shady Qatari mutli-billionaire, nor has there been a peep from Camp Class Warfare about how the deal was pushed through on Tuesday so as to minimize Gore's tax nut. Clearly he's a conniving plutocrat using devious means to avoid paying his fair share.

As for al-Jazeera, sometimes they are not as neutral as their cheerleaders would believe.

"Orders were given not to tackle any Saudi issue without referring to the higher management," one Jazeera newsroom employee wrote in an e-mail message. "All dissident voices disappeared from our screens."

The employee noted that coverage of Saudi Arabia was always politically motivated at Al Jazeera - in the past, top management used to sometimes force-feed the reluctant news staff negative material about Saudi Arabia, apparently to placate the Qatari leadership. But he added that the recent changes were seen in the newsroom as an even more naked assertion of political will.

"To improve their relations with Qatar, the Saudis wanted to silence Al Jazeera," he wrote. "They got what they wanted."


I find that very hard to take as Gospel, because I've watched some pretty hard hitting special reports on Saudi Arabia on Al-J. Are you sure it's not more along the lines of "If a report is going to cause a ruckus in SA, please pre-warn the management, so we can be prepared for the backlash". Rules like that exist in every newsroom on Earth, of every stripe, for specific local concerns.
 
2013-01-03 07:43:34 AM
I've read (most of) a book about Al Jazeera, it was quite interesting. Every country's government seems to hate them in equal measure, which in this case seems like it might be an indication they're doing it right.
 
2013-01-03 07:47:16 AM
Farkers love AJ?

I never would have believed that, so shocked.
 
2013-01-03 07:47:17 AM

Philip Francis Queeg: Do tell how pushing the deal through on Tuesday January 1, 2013 minimized Gore's tax obligation.


On that point I stand corrected, although the Times article clearly reveals Gore's desire to take unfair advantage of the poor downtrodden masses. He may have bee thwarted this time, but will be back for more, as the rapacious wealthy are wont to do.
 
2013-01-03 07:48:49 AM

Gulper Eel: Philip Francis Queeg: Do tell how pushing the deal through on Tuesday January 1, 2013 minimized Gore's tax obligation.

On that point I stand corrected, although the Times article clearly reveals Gore's desire to take unfair advantage of the poor downtrodden masses. He may have bee thwarted this time, but will be back for more, as the rapacious wealthy are wont to do.


Thank goodness we have honest, fair, uinbiased folk like you to keep an eye on him.
 
2013-01-03 07:50:24 AM

Thunderpipes: Farkers love AJ?

I never would have believed that, so shocked.



Farkers - fat alcoholic slobs as they may be - are generally far more politically well-informed than average. So why wouldn't they appreciate a solid news channel with superb global coverage, created from the cream of the world's news organisations?
 
2013-01-03 07:51:33 AM
Are we finally labeling the Koch brothers and Murdock as terrorists? That's a huge step forward.
 
2013-01-03 07:53:16 AM
What am I supposed to be "outraged" about here?

I'll take AJ over any of the news outlets we have here with the exception of NPR.
 
2013-01-03 07:56:22 AM

Sgt Otter: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Well, at least that will be the story by the time it arrives in your inbox from your crazy uncle in Hoboken.

You probably shouldn't tell him who the largest owner of NewsCorp (whose last name isn't "Murdoch") is.


Pretty much this. I'm waiting for the Fox news-lovers to start saying how it ought to be against the law for foreign entities to own American broadcast media. That would be lulz-y.
 
2013-01-03 07:57:32 AM
Al Jazeera receives much of its funding from the Qatar government. Qatar main legal system is Sharia law. Whats worse is that in 2010 there was a wikileaks cable alleging the Qatar government uses Al Jazeera to further its political causes. I can't wait for fox news to flip out.
 
2013-01-03 07:57:33 AM

keylock71: What am I supposed to be "outraged" about here?

I'll take AJ over any of the news outlets we have here with the exception of NPR.


Can they be a REAL new agency if they never mention Kim Kardashian's butt?
 
2013-01-03 07:59:21 AM
Between PBS News hour, BBC  and now Al Jazeera I feel like I can get actual and factual news in the U.S.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2013-01-03 08:02:54 AM

Bungles: Thunderpipes: Farkers love AJ?

I never would have believed that, so shocked.


Farkers - fat alcoholic slobs as they may be - are generally far more politically well-informed than average. So why wouldn't they appreciate a solid news channel with superb global coverage, created from the cream of the world's news organisations?


Nice try. We all know it's because most Farkers are pinko commie soshulist Kenyan usurper apologists that support islamofascist regimes. They can't stand the Real Truth (tm) from the Fair and Balanced reporting only Fox News can provide. That's why the facetious post was made. And it was dripping with sarcasm, but you're too far into the ObamaKoolAid to notice. You need Jesus.
 
2013-01-03 08:04:22 AM

Carth: Al Jazeera receives much of its funding from the Qatar government. Qatar main legal system is Sharia law. Whats worse is that in 2010 there was a wikileaks cable alleging the Qatar government uses Al Jazeera to further its political causes. I can't wait for fox news to flip out.


Fox News' biggest non-Murdoch shareholder is Al Waleed Bin Talal, a Saudi Prince, where Sharia is the law of the land.

I suspect Fox News won't mention it.
 
2013-01-03 08:04:39 AM

Philip Francis Queeg: Gulper Eel: None of the usual contingent of Gaia-lovers at Fark have noted the irony of Mr. Greener-Than-Thou Nobel Peace Prize making some mighty sweet coin thanks to oil money from a shady Qatari mutli-billionaire, nor has there been a peep from Camp Class Warfare about how the deal was pushed through on Tuesday so as to minimize Gore's tax nut.

Do tell how pushing the deal through on Tuesday January 1, 2013 minimized Gore's tax obligation.


You really don't understand how the tax system works, do you? Political contributors aren't just donating to a political campaign, they're buying tax breaks and regulatory favors. Whether Al Gore gets a rider attached to some non-related bill or whether he will get to claim boatloads of newly fabricated tax credits or some type of capital loss, he won't be paying a burdensome amount of taxes on this sale. Those are his people in Washington - they've got him covered. Party affiliation is irrelevant for things like this. We're talking the money of the ruling class here. Al will be all right regardless of the date the deal closed.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2013-01-03 08:09:08 AM
Interesting.. the thread count for this has dropped from 114 to 109 to 107 now as I'm trying to refresh, and I can't get past the 1st 100 posts. May have to change the way I paginate.
 
2013-01-03 08:17:22 AM

DGS: Interesting.. the thread count for this has dropped from 114 to 109 to 107 now as I'm trying to refresh, and I can't get past the 1st 100 posts. May have to change the way I paginate.


Down to 97 as of right now, according to the post count on the main page.

And because nobody else has posted this yet:
i560.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-03 08:19:55 AM
Good, maybe we can get some quality journalism in this country now and break out of the corporate-controlled jingoistic narrative.

/not holding my breath
 
2013-01-03 08:21:45 AM

hitlersbrain: Can they be a REAL new agency if they never mention Kim Kardashian's butt?


I think we've heard and seen more than enough about Kim Kardashian's butt... Plus, she doesn't appear to be very good in bed and eventually that butt is going to be collapsing under its own weight. : )
 
2013-01-03 08:28:30 AM

Thunderpipes: Farkers love AJ?


AJ is best background-noise news station.  And I learn stuff when watching it.
 
2013-01-03 08:28:36 AM

Gulper Eel: Gaia-lovers


Please. The preferred term is "greenie-weenies".
 
2013-01-03 08:30:00 AM

zarberg: Al Jazeera English is one of the most unbiased news stations I've seen, so ...

I'm ok with this.


It is a lot more effective than have something called "The Learning Channel" which broadcasts Honey Booboo
 
2013-01-03 08:31:23 AM
That's actually great news.
 
2013-01-03 08:38:45 AM
A credible news organization is making inroads into the US and inflicting even more pain on already sore and swollen Tea Party anuses.  It's nice to wake up to good news.
 
2013-01-03 08:45:33 AM

Uncle Tractor: DGS: Interesting.. the thread count for this has dropped from 114 to 109 to 107 now as I'm trying to refresh, and I can't get past the 1st 100 posts. May have to change the way I paginate.

Down to 97 as of right now, according to the post count on the main page.

And because nobody else has posted this yet:
[i560.photobucket.com image 642x507]



He looks like a successful "business" man in that picture not scary at all.

Come on this Fox News viewers.

specials-images.forbes.com

OMG towel on the head means tu'rrist
There that's better.

What the hell are you doing Bob in the graphics department? May as well show his glamour shot.

www.nndb.com

Funny how prejudice works.

He has super awesome mustache in that picture and looks like the Magnum PI of Saudi.
 
2013-01-03 08:45:46 AM

randomjsa: I'm shocked, simply shocked, that another venture by liberals outside entertainment has gone under.


Man, you're really commited; I'll give you that much.
 
2013-01-03 08:50:33 AM
to speak truth to power

Oh FFS.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2013-01-03 08:50:42 AM

Two16: randomjsa: I'm shocked, simply shocked, that another venture by liberals outside entertainment has gone under.

Man, you're really commited; I'll give you that much.


Or should be.
 
2013-01-03 08:50:51 AM

Zeno-25: Good, maybe we can get some quality journalism in this country now and break out of the corporate-controlled jingoistic narrative.

/not holding my breath


Say hi to al-Jazeera's boss, Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani, a relative of the Qatari ruling family, who has a net worth of $3.5 billion. Which is not quite Murdoch money but will certainly keep him farting through silk for the rest of his days.

So now you get the best of corporate-controlled AND state-controlled media. Enjoy!
 
2013-01-03 09:03:48 AM

Apos: *scans headline*

What is the anguished cry from Glen Beck and his Outraged RightTM cohorts, Alex?

/*Slinks out of thread*

For the love of Christ! Will you at least leard how to spell the man's name? It's G-L-E-N-N. How difficult is that?

 
2013-01-03 09:04:26 AM

acad1228: Apos: *scans headline*

What is the anguished cry from Glen Beck and his Outraged RightTM cohorts, Alex?

/*Slinks out of thread*For the love of Christ! Will you at least leard how to spell the man's name? It's G-L-E-N-N. How difficult is that?


"learn"... Fark it's early...
 
2013-01-03 09:06:32 AM

Bungles: Al Jazeera is at the level of the BBC and Channel4's news reporting. The US doesn't have anything of that quality any more. Maybe this will help.


Channel 4's news reporting? The ones that ran "The Great Global Warming Swindle"? You have really low standards.
 
2013-01-03 09:07:04 AM
specials-images.forbes.com
images.sodahead.com
 
2013-01-03 09:16:32 AM

acad1228: Apos: *scans headline*

What is the anguished cry from Glen Beck and his Outraged RightTM cohorts, Alex?

/*Slinks out of thread*For the love of Christ! Will you at least leard how to spell the man's name? It's G-L-E-N-N. How difficult is that?


John Stewart will get right on that.
 
2013-01-03 09:16:55 AM
They will not likely jump on the next middle-east war bandwagon as fast as the current networks did.

//I am still ill from the pre-Iraq invasion coverage/cheer-leading.
 
2013-01-03 09:21:37 AM

Thunderpipes: Farkers love AJ?

I never would have believed that, so shocked.



And after they attacked us on 9/11 no less.
 
2013-01-03 09:22:37 AM
cdn.motinetwork.net
 
2013-01-03 09:30:53 AM

DGS: Bungles: Thunderpipes: Farkers love AJ?

I never would have believed that, so shocked.


Farkers - fat alcoholic slobs as they may be - are generally far more politically well-informed than average. So why wouldn't they appreciate a solid news channel with superb global coverage, created from the cream of the world's news organisations?

Nice try. We all know it's because most Farkers are pinko commie soshulist Kenyan usurper apologists that support islamofascist regimes. They can't stand the Real Truth (tm) from the Fair and Balanced reporting only Fox News can provide. That's why the facetious post was made. And it was dripping with sarcasm, but you're too far into the ObamaKoolAid to notice. You need Jesus.


That statement is the truth.

Farkers are ant-American, they don't think people should work, they think success should be punished, guns outlawed, freedom of speech gotten rid of, and America is too strong and we need to be weakened.

Not a single argument any of you could make, because that describes you perfectly.
 
2013-01-03 09:36:30 AM

Thunderpipes: Farkers are ant-American, they don't think people should work, they think success should be punished, guns outlawed, freedom of speech gotten rid of, and America is too strong and we need to be weakened.

Not a single argument any of you could make, because that describes you perfectly.


That's funny. You're funny.

/do something about a hivemind next!
 
2013-01-03 09:42:56 AM

Gulper Eel: Mr. Right: Other than Gore being saved from his own stupidity by Al Jazeera, what's the news story here?

None of the usual contingent of Gaia-lovers at Fark have noted the irony of Mr. Greener-Than-Thou Nobel Peace Prize making some mighty sweet coin thanks to oil money from a shady Qatari mutli-billionaire, nor has there been a peep from Camp Class Warfare about how the deal was pushed through on Tuesday so as to minimize Gore's tax nut. Clearly he's a conniving plutocrat using devious means to avoid paying his fair share.

As for al-Jazeera, sometimes they are not as neutral as their cheerleaders would believe.

"Orders were given not to tackle any Saudi issue without referring to the higher management," one Jazeera newsroom employee wrote in an e-mail message. "All dissident voices disappeared from our screens."

The employee noted that coverage of Saudi Arabia was always politically motivated at Al Jazeera - in the past, top management used to sometimes force-feed the reluctant news staff negative material about Saudi Arabia, apparently to placate the Qatari leadership. But he added that the recent changes were seen in the newsroom as an even more naked assertion of political will.

"To improve their relations with Qatar, the Saudis wanted to silence Al Jazeera," he wrote. "They got what they wanted."


Used to be a big fan, but when the Libya fiasco came up it became very clear they had marching orders to support Ghaddafi's overthrow, and that trend became even more pronounced with in their reporting on Syria. I know a lot of their reporting is good and they had excellent documentaries, but I no longer watch it.
 
2013-01-03 09:45:35 AM
Glad to see this.

It's really pitiful that American cable providers don't simply carry Al Jeezera. AJE does some great reporting and it's illuminating to have a non-US perspective on world events. US citizens would benefit from being exposed to it.

But alas, no, Americans are too xenophobic/paranoid/disinterested.

/sigh
 
2013-01-03 09:53:20 AM

xria: Bungles: Al Jazeera is at the level of the BBC and Channel4's news reporting. The US doesn't have anything of that quality any more. Maybe this will help.

Channel 4's news reporting? The ones that ran "The Great Global Warming Swindle"? You have really low standards.



That was a program commissioned by C4's Documentary department (and not evenproduced by), which has literally nothing to do with C4 News (which is a wing of ITN). They are not only different companies, neither actually created it regardless. It should also be said that it even described itself as presenting the minority view-point of a small group, which is exactly what it did.
 
2013-01-03 09:54:19 AM
LOOK WHAT JESUS DID!
LOOK WHAT JESUS DID!
LOOK WHAT JESUS DID!

imageshack.us
 
2013-01-03 09:55:14 AM
It's never a problem when those foreigners are Israeli.
 
2013-01-03 09:55:20 AM
I've never quite figured out why all these free market capitalists get so worked up over who is *buying* something instead of pointing their fingers over who's selling it, not since the Japanese real estate grab of the 80s.
 
2013-01-03 09:56:42 AM
Bear in mind that they're not simply buying Current to take it's slot to broadcast (London-based) AJE on.. that'd be silly since really there is no "slot"; providers can pretty much add and drop channels almost at-will (as evidenced by TWC dropping Current as soon as the sale was announced).

Al Jazeera is planning on turning Current into Al Jazeera America with it's own NYC-based studios and staff (roughly double the size of Current's.. er.. current staff).
 
2013-01-03 09:57:15 AM

qualtrough: Used to be a big fan, but when the Libya fiasco came up it became very clear they had marching orders to support Ghaddafi's overthrow, and that trend became even more pronounced with in their reporting on Syria. I know a lot of their reporting is good and they had excellent documentaries, but I no longer watch it.


So you were a big supporter of Ghaddafi and Assad?
 
2013-01-03 09:57:31 AM

Gulper Eel: Philip Francis Queeg: Do tell how pushing the deal through on Tuesday January 1, 2013 minimized Gore's tax obligation.

On that point I stand corrected, although the Times article clearly reveals Gore's desire to take unfair advantage of the poor downtrodden masses. He may have bee thwarted this time, but will be back for more, as the rapacious wealthy are wont to do.


We get it. Al Gore has money so his argument is invalid.
 
2013-01-03 10:05:04 AM
Some choice Freeper comments:

Great, all of the muslims living in the U.S. will now be able to receive information and maybe marching orders directly from Terrorist TV.
2 posted on Wed Jan 02 2013 21:31:41 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time) by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)

What better vehicle for terrorist to have in the U.S. than a TV Network?
You can hide behind freedom of the press, while u are taping or taking
pictures of targets. Good idea for terrorist, bad idea for American Security.
3 posted on Wed Jan 02 2013 21:25:24 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time) by

Al Gore lovin' him some muzzies.
5 posted on Wed Jan 02 2013 21:51:07 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time) by smoothsailing

Al fat pervert Gore would team up with the Devil if it lined his pockets with dirty money. I think Al Jiz would have been better off starting a news station from scratch. I doubt the 3,000 to 5,000 daily viewers who watch Current TV are worth the horrible reputation and performance history of the network.
9 posted on Wed Jan 02 2013 22:44:05 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time) by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)


(Obviously unaware Al Jazeera's been around for 15 years)

And, my favorite:

I thought it was illegal for foreigners to own American radio and tv stations?
17 posted on Wed Jan 02 2013 20:10:00 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time) by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
 
2013-01-03 10:08:02 AM
Woke up this morning to find Time Warner no longer carries Current. I wonder if that was planned for the new year or a knee-jerk reaction to those darn mooslims buying the libruls.
 
2013-01-03 10:12:23 AM

zarberg: Woke up this morning to find Time Warner no longer carries Current. I wonder if that was planned for the new year or a knee-jerk reaction to those darn mooslims buying the libruls.


TWC claims to have been planning to drop Current for awhile now (due to ratings), but the timing is definitely more than coincidental.
 
2013-01-03 10:12:33 AM

Philip Francis Queeg: qualtrough: Used to be a big fan, but when the Libya fiasco came up it became very clear they had marching orders to support Ghaddafi's overthrow, and that trend became even more pronounced with in their reporting on Syria. I know a lot of their reporting is good and they had excellent documentaries, but I no longer watch it.

So you were a big supporter of Ghaddafi and Assad?



How dare they not present a fair and balanced view of the perpetrators of a genocide! And by fair and balanced, I don't mean fair and balanced (which they did), I mean presenting regime propaganda with an equal footing with facts on the ground.
 
2013-01-03 10:24:27 AM

Thunderpipes: DGS: Bungles: Thunderpipes: Farkers love AJ?

I never would have believed that, so shocked.


Farkers - fat alcoholic slobs as they may be - are generally far more politically well-informed than average. So why wouldn't they appreciate a solid news channel with superb global coverage, created from the cream of the world's news organisations?

Nice try. We all know it's because most Farkers are pinko commie soshulist Kenyan usurper apologists that support islamofascist regimes. They can't stand the Real Truth (tm) from the Fair and Balanced reporting only Fox News can provide. That's why the facetious post was made. And it was dripping with sarcasm, but you're too far into the ObamaKoolAid to notice. You need Jesus.

That statement is the truth.

Farkers are ant-American, they don't think people should work, they think success should be punished, guns outlawed, freedom of speech gotten rid of, and America is too strong and we need to be weakened.

Not a single argument any of you could make, because that describes you perfectly.


i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-01-03 10:27:26 AM
AJ is great, if for no other reason than they realize that newsworthy stuff happens to non-white people south of the equator.
 
2013-01-03 10:33:33 AM

Gosling: vygramul: This is very interesting.  I was kind of hoping Current TV would be successful, partly because I wanted Olbermann to have a show.  But apparently, he's just too big a dick.  Nevertheless, this might improve the station.

I think Current was Olbermann's last chance. He was given the most sweetheart deal he could possibly get, he had the whole damn network built around him, and he still got himself fired within a year. He'll be lucky if any network, anywhere, ever hires him again.


He definitely seems to need some anger management treatment.  Maybe he has untreated high blood pressure or something.  He had some flashes of brilliance during the 2008 political cycle, but once that was over his anger seemed to be not righteous indignation but simply a personality trait.

I concur that he'll be lucky if he works anywhere ever again.

/CSB: I met a former intern of his who had nothing good to say and vocalized some real indictments of his value as a human being
 
2013-01-03 10:37:42 AM

The Bestest: zarberg: Woke up this morning to find Time Warner no longer carries Current. I wonder if that was planned for the new year or a knee-jerk reaction to those darn mooslims buying the libruls.

TWC claims to have been planning to drop Current for awhile now (due to ratings), but the timing is definitely more than coincidental.


This WSJ blog post says that the lack of TWC coverage is due to TWC "not agreeing" to the Al Jazeera purchase (about the middle of the article)
 
2013-01-03 10:39:22 AM

squidgod2000: AJ is great, if for no other reason than they realize that newsworthy stuff happens to non-white people south of the equator.


What I like is that they don't cut away to pundits telling us what we're supposed to think about something.  If there's fighting in the streets in Egypt, the US media will show 30 seconds of fighting and then have pundits talk about it while showing the same clip over and over in a small window in the corner.  Flip to AJ, and you will watch the live feed for hours.
 
2013-01-03 10:59:28 AM
I see that the relationship between these two guys regarding ownership of a well known US "News" network has been alreadycovered in this thread

media.npr.org
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2013-01-03 11:11:49 AM

Two16: Thunderpipes: DGS: Bungles: Thunderpipes: Farkers love AJ?

I never would have believed that, so shocked.


Farkers - fat alcoholic slobs as they may be - are generally far more politically well-informed than average. So why wouldn't they appreciate a solid news channel with superb global coverage, created from the cream of the world's news organisations?

Nice try. We all know it's because most Farkers are pinko commie soshulist Kenyan usurper apologists that support islamofascist regimes. They can't stand the Real Truth (tm) from the Fair and Balanced reporting only Fox News can provide. That's why the facetious post was made. And it was dripping with sarcasm, but you're too far into the ObamaKoolAid to notice. You need Jesus.

That statement is the truth.

Farkers are ant-American, they don't think people should work, they think success should be punished, guns outlawed, freedom of speech gotten rid of, and America is too strong and we need to be weakened.

Not a single argument any of you could make, because that describes you perfectly.


Perfect response, thanks!
 
2013-01-03 11:29:56 AM

vygramul: squidgod2000: AJ is great, if for no other reason than they realize that newsworthy stuff happens to non-white people south of the equator.

What I like is that they don't cut away to pundits telling us what we're supposed to think about something.  If there's fighting in the streets in Egypt, the US media will show 30 seconds of fighting and then have pundits talk about it while showing the same clip over and over in a small window in the corner.  Flip to AJ, and you will watch the live feed for hours.


Pretty much this.
 
2013-01-03 11:34:31 AM
BBC news is the best, but I understand it may be hard to get in the USA. France24 ain't bad either.

But yeah, Al Jazeerah English is pretty good. (The Arabic one is, shall we say, more carefully controlled).
 
2013-01-03 11:42:41 AM

DGS: Two16: Thunderpipes: DGS: Bungles: Thunderpipes: Farkers love AJ?

I never would have believed that, so shocked.


Farkers - fat alcoholic slobs as they may be - are generally far more politically well-informed than average. So why wouldn't they appreciate a solid news channel with superb global coverage, created from the cream of the world's news organisations?

Nice try. We all know it's because most Farkers are pinko commie soshulist Kenyan usurper apologists that support islamofascist regimes. They can't stand the Real Truth (tm) from the Fair and Balanced reporting only Fox News can provide. That's why the facetious post was made. And it was dripping with sarcasm, but you're too far into the ObamaKoolAid to notice. You need Jesus.

That statement is the truth.

Farkers are ant-American, they don't think people should work, they think success should be punished, guns outlawed, freedom of speech gotten rid of, and America is too strong and we need to be weakened.

Not a single argument any of you could make, because that describes you perfectly.

Perfect response, thanks!


I'm an American Ant so I'm really getting a kick...
 
2013-01-03 11:45:09 AM
Liberals like terrorists, news at 11:00.
 
2013-01-03 11:46:46 AM
Yeah, it figures that the kos tab would have a so what headline for this story.

Al Gore pushes the sale of his network to an anti-American biased broadcaster before Jan 1 for tax reasons. Then, retires to another wing in his fancy mansion for more donuts.

It's cool and hip when a Democrat does that.

This funny story came through yesterday at the same time Andrew Sullivan announced he was starting a subscription site. If he had paid attention to the internet since 1998, he would know liberals don't pay their money for anything. Ever.
 
2013-01-03 11:50:30 AM

Thunderpipes: Liberals like terrorists, news at 11:00.


barneyfifesbullet: Yeah, it figures that the kos tab would have a so what headline for this story.

Al Gore pushes the sale of his network to an anti-American biased broadcaster before Jan 1 for tax reasons. Then, retires to another wing in his fancy mansion for more donuts.

It's cool and hip when a Democrat does that.

This funny story came through yesterday at the same time Andrew Sullivan announced he was starting a subscription site. If he had paid attention to the internet since 1998, he would know liberals don't pay their money for anything. Ever.


I know I'm just troll feeding, but it would be helpful to point out that while Al Jazeera is state owned (so is BBC technically), the state that owns them, Qatar, has been a strong US ally since its inception as a nation in 1971 when it gained independence, through a US-sponsored act, from Britain.
 
2013-01-03 11:50:50 AM
www.tropigol.com
They sure as hell bought all the soccer league rights. Next season, Fox Soccer will have Champion's League, and nothing else. No EPL (NBC), no Italy (beIN), etc.
 
2013-01-03 11:51:09 AM
Also, Al Gore just pocketed millions in dirty oil money. Al Gore did this.

The hypocrisy never stops.
 
2013-01-03 11:52:37 AM

barneyfifesbullet: Also, Al Gore just pocketed millions in dirty oil money. Al Gore did this.

The hypocrisy never stops.


You have a link or paper trail evidence? I'd love to see it.
 
2013-01-03 11:55:12 AM
I know I'm just troll feeding

Yeah, when anyone but the kos kids have a say, it's trolling. Typical, also.
 
2013-01-03 11:59:22 AM

zarberg: You have a link or paper trail evidence? I'd love to see it.


Where do you think Qatar gets their money? From selling magazine subscriptions?
 
2013-01-03 12:05:33 PM
Doesn't this require a filing with, and approval by, the FCC?
 
2013-01-03 12:14:42 PM

brigid_fitch: Some choice Freeper comments:


And, my favorite:

I thought it was illegal for foreigners to own American radio and tv stations?
17 posted on Wed Jan 02 2013 20:10:00 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time) by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")


that took longer than I thought it would to show up.
 
2013-01-03 12:22:08 PM
You know I would really be interested to have Al Jazeera on my TV. I saw a few minutes of it and it actually had a story from Africa. AFRICA, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! You never see stories from Africa on CNN in the US.
 
2013-01-03 12:41:29 PM

ukexpat: Doesn't this require a filing with, and approval by, the FCC?



Isn't that only an issue with monopoly concerns (which owning Current TV doesn't trigger)?
 
2013-01-03 12:41:44 PM
Once Al-J figures out that Al-G ripped them off, we can only hope that a fatwā is issued on the fattwat.
 
2013-01-03 12:45:09 PM
So, terrorists selling to other terrorists.

No big deal.
 
2013-01-03 12:58:33 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: zarberg: Al Jazeera English is one of the most unbiased news stations I've seen, so ...

I'm ok with this.

When it caters to your biases, of course it seems so. Neoconservatives think Fox is one of the most unbiased stations they've seen.


Yes, but when I click on an Al Jazeera link, I can expect to be actually surprised by typos or glaring grammatical errors. For a comparision, this sentence: "Local citizens like Jennifer Veri support the police, Veri said, "You want them to be with their guns that makes them cops so they can protect the public."" was actually printed by a legitimate journalist.
 
2013-01-03 12:59:30 PM

Thunderpipes: Liberals like terrorists, news at 11:00.


barneyfifesbullet: Yeah, it figures that the kos tab would have a so what headline for this story.

Al Gore pushes the sale of his network to an anti-American biased broadcaster before Jan 1 for tax reasons. Then, retires to another wing in his fancy mansion for more donuts.

It's cool and hip when a Democrat does that.

This funny story came through yesterday at the same time Andrew Sullivan announced he was starting a subscription site. If he had paid attention to the internet since 1998, he would know liberals don't pay their money for anything. Ever.


These guys are what Fark Cons consider the smart ones. Think about that.
 
2013-01-03 01:00:58 PM
"The Arab news network Al-Jazeera celebrated the birthday of released Lebanese terrorist Samir Kuntar with a cake and fireworks. The Middle East Media Research Institute reports that Kuntar, who shot an Israeli child's father in front of her, and then beat her to death with his rifle back in 1979, was given a hero's welcome on the network. One interviewer said, quote, 'You deserve even more than this. I think that 11,000 prisoners, if they can see this program now, are celebrating your birthday with you. Happy birthday.'"


Stay classy, libs.
 
2013-01-03 01:05:29 PM

Thunderpipes: Samir Kuntar



I would bet good money that you know absolutely nothing about Samir Kuntar, beyond the last 5 minutes desperate google-fu to present an opinion on a channel you clearly have never seen.
 
2013-01-03 01:06:25 PM

barneyfifesbullet: zarberg: You have a link or paper trail evidence? I'd love to see it.

Where do you think Qatar gets their money? From selling magazine subscriptions?


LULZ

Wake up and smell the burning oil, Zarberg. The Gorebert loves him some evil oil millions that are destroying the planet.
 
2013-01-03 01:11:51 PM

Bungles: Thunderpipes: Samir Kuntar


I would bet good money that you know absolutely nothing about Samir Kuntar, beyond the last 5 minutes desperate google-fu to present an opinion on a channel you clearly have never seen.


So you support beating to death Israeli children, figures. Typical lib.
 
2013-01-03 01:14:51 PM

Thunderpipes: Bungles: Thunderpipes: Samir Kuntar


I would bet good money that you know absolutely nothing about Samir Kuntar, beyond the last 5 minutes desperate google-fu to present an opinion on a channel you clearly have never seen.

So you support beating to death Israeli children, figures. Typical lib.



Your inability to follow an argument is stuff of legend. You could get your own documentary.
 
2013-01-03 01:15:25 PM
Just the Wikipedia link:

Stand up guy, huh MeinRS6? Makes me pretty sick knowing this is the kind of person liberals like.

Samir Kuntar (Arabic: سمير القنطار, also transcribed Sameer, Kantar, Quntar, Qantar) (born July 20, 1962 in Abey, Lebanon) is a Lebanese Druze former member of the Palestine Liberation Front. On April 22, 1979, at the age of 16, he participated in the attempted kidnapping of an Israeli family in Nahariya that resulted in the deaths of four Israelis and two of his fellow kidnappers.[1] Kuntar was convicted in an Israeli court for murder of an Israeli policeman, Eliyahu Shahar, 31 year-old Danny Haran, and Haran's 4-year-old daughter, Einat Haran, whom he killed with blunt force against a rock. He was also convicted of indirectly causing the death of two-year-old Yael Haran by suffocation, as her mother, Smadar, tried to quiet her crying while hiding from Kuntar.[2] In 1980 Kuntar was sentenced to four life sentences.[2]

Immediately after his arrest, Kuntar admitted to the killings,[3] but at his sentence and thereafter he denied killing the father and daughter, saying that they had been killed by security forces in the ensuing gun battle. He did admit to taking them hostage and killing Eliyahu Shahar, however.[4][5] An eyewitness testified to having seen Kuntar shoot Danny Haran, and forensic evidence presented at his trial showed that Einat's brain tissue was found on his rifle.[6] He spent nearly three decades in prison before being released on July 16, 2008 as part of an Israel-Hezbollah prisoner swap.

In Israel, Kuntar is considered the perpetrator of one of the most brutal terrorist attacks in the country's history,[7] while in Lebanon, where Israel's version of the events is disputed by many and it is denied that he killed the father and his daughter,[8][9] he is widely regarded as a "national hero."[10] Newsweek states that the details of Kuntar's attack are "so sickening they give pause even to some of Israel's enemies."[11] The Jerusalem Post states that "exactly how popular Kuntar is in Lebanon is up for some debate."[12]

In November 2008, Syrian president Bashar Assad presented Kuntar with Syria's highest medal[13] and in early 2009 he was honored by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.[14] He is on a list of individuals banned from entering the United Kingdom.
 
2013-01-03 01:19:22 PM

Bungles: Thunderpipes: Bungles: Thunderpipes: Samir Kuntar


I would bet good money that you know absolutely nothing about Samir Kuntar, beyond the last 5 minutes desperate google-fu to present an opinion on a channel you clearly have never seen.

So you support beating to death Israeli children, figures. Typical lib.


Your inability to follow an argument is stuff of legend. You could get your own documentary.


You ability to support the killing of Israeli kids is the stuff of sadness, but typical of a liberal.
 
2013-01-03 01:20:11 PM

Thunderpipes: Samir Kuntar



Is this the talkpoint on this? A man you've never previously heard of, and what a specific show on AlJ thought of him?
 
2013-01-03 01:23:51 PM

The Bestest: I know I'm just troll feeding, but it would be helpful to point out that while Al Jazeera is state owned (so is BBC technically), the state that owns them, Qatar, has been a strong US ally since its inception as a nation in 1971 when it gained independence, through a US-sponsored act, from Britain.


Yeah, but they're Muslims. MUSLIMS. And therefore, TERRORISTS.
 
2013-01-03 01:25:56 PM

barneyfifesbullet: zarberg: You have a link or paper trail evidence? I'd love to see it.

Where do you think Qatar gets their money? From selling magazine subscriptions?


I'm sure lumping any business owned by Muslims in with every terrorist helps you sleep better at night, but you really have zero proof? Seriously, when you do stuff like that you're no better than an atheist who says all Christians are no better than the Westboro Baptist Church.
 
2013-01-03 01:28:31 PM

Bungles: Thunderpipes: Samir Kuntar


Is this the talkpoint on this? A man you've never previously heard of, and what a specific show on AlJ thought of him?

On July 19, 2008, Al Jazeera TV broadcast a program from Lebanon that covered the "welcome-home" festivities for Samir Kuntar. In the program, the head of Al Jazeera's Beirut office, Ghassan bin Jiddo, lavished praise on Kuntar by calling him a "pan-Arab hero" and organized a birthday party for him.


The fact you somehow think this is just a single incident which in no way reflect AJ is pretty pathetic.

Al sold his network to a terrorist supporting organization. Liberals love this, especially because they hate Israel. Disgusting. Above we actually have a person sticking up for a murderer of kids. This is the typical liberal in American now, and what they believe.
 
2013-01-03 01:31:43 PM

Thunderpipes: Liberals love this, especially because they hate Israel. Disgusting. Above we actually have a person sticking up for a murderer of kids. This is the typical liberal in American now, and what they believe.


If you want to know what a Liberal believes, ask a Conservative.
 
2013-01-03 01:32:58 PM

Thunderpipes: Bungles: Thunderpipes: Samir Kuntar


Is this the talkpoint on this? A man you've never previously heard of, and what a specific show on AlJ thought of him?

On July 19, 2008, Al Jazeera TV broadcast a program from Lebanon that covered the "welcome-home" festivities for Samir Kuntar. In the program, the head of Al Jazeera's Beirut office, Ghassan bin Jiddo, lavished praise on Kuntar by calling him a "pan-Arab hero" and organized a birthday party for him.

The fact you somehow think this is just a single incident which in no way reflect AJ is pretty pathetic.

Al sold his network to a terrorist supporting organization. Liberals love this, especially because they hate Israel. Disgusting. Above we actually have a person sticking up for a murderer of kids. This is the typical liberal in American now, and what they believe.


I know that the name makes you sphincter quiver because it sounds all muslimy, but Al-J has been in the UK for years, and has very few detractors, because anyone watching if for 5 minutes can see it's a very high quality broadcaster.

I know this sounds like a crazy idea, but have you considered actually watching it before launching your opinion on the world?
 
2013-01-03 01:34:13 PM

zarberg: barneyfifesbullet: zarberg: You have a link or paper trail evidence? I'd love to see it.

Where do you think Qatar gets their money? From selling magazine subscriptions?

I'm sure lumping any business owned by Muslims in with every terrorist helps you sleep better at night, but you really have zero proof? Seriously, when you do stuff like that you're no better than an atheist who says all Christians are no better than the Westboro Baptist Church.


No, you idiot. Oil money is what built the Al-J network. That's not some generalization about muslims. It has nothing to do with muslims or terrorism. It's a fact.

Just how out of it are you?
 
2013-01-03 01:35:37 PM

Thunderpipes: Bungles: Thunderpipes: Samir Kuntar


Is this the talkpoint on this? A man you've never previously heard of, and what a specific show on AlJ thought of him?

On July 19, 2008, Al Jazeera TV broadcast a program from Lebanon that covered the "welcome-home" festivities for Samir Kuntar. In the program, the head of Al Jazeera's Beirut office, Ghassan bin Jiddo, lavished praise on Kuntar by calling him a "pan-Arab hero" and organized a birthday party for him.

The fact you somehow think this is just a single incident which in no way reflect AJ is pretty pathetic.

Al sold his network to a terrorist supporting organization. Liberals love this, especially because they hate Israel. Disgusting. Above we actually have a person sticking up for a murderer of kids. This is the typical liberal in American now, and what they believe.


In the copy and paste of Wikipedia, a small bit was "overlooked""

"A few days later an official letter was issued by Al Jazeera's director general, Khanfar Wadah, in which he admitted that the program violated the station's Code of Ethics and that he had ordered the channel's programming director to take steps to ensure that such an incident does not recur"

Good to see Breitbart tactics of cherry-picking are alive and well
 
2013-01-03 01:41:02 PM

MeinRS6: zarberg: barneyfifesbullet: zarberg: You have a link or paper trail evidence? I'd love to see it.

Where do you think Qatar gets their money? From selling magazine subscriptions?

I'm sure lumping any business owned by Muslims in with every terrorist helps you sleep better at night, but you really have zero proof? Seriously, when you do stuff like that you're no better than an atheist who says all Christians are no better than the Westboro Baptist Church.

No, you idiot. Oil money is what built the Al-J network. That's not some generalization about muslims. It has nothing to do with muslims or terrorism. It's a fact.

Just how out of it are you?


Oil money also built Exxon and Shell and British Petroleum, but we want them to drill, baby, drill, right?

Did you know Al Jazeera attempted to do an expose on Sharia law killings and it was shut down, originally? How terrorist-loving of them.
 
2013-01-03 01:50:24 PM

zarberg: MeinRS6: zarberg: barneyfifesbullet: zarberg: You have a link or paper trail evidence? I'd love to see it.

Where do you think Qatar gets their money? From selling magazine subscriptions?

I'm sure lumping any business owned by Muslims in with every terrorist helps you sleep better at night, but you really have zero proof? Seriously, when you do stuff like that you're no better than an atheist who says all Christians are no better than the Westboro Baptist Church.

No, you idiot. Oil money is what built the Al-J network. That's not some generalization about muslims. It has nothing to do with muslims or terrorism. It's a fact.

Just how out of it are you?

Oil money also built Exxon and Shell and British Petroleum, but we want them to drill, baby, drill, right?



Dear Lord, you are dumb. Talk about willfully blind to the point.

Think Al Gore + millions in oil money and see if your widdle libby head can manage to spot any hypocrisy.

Don't worry. I know. It's ok when libs do it.

I can't wait to hear your excuse when some gays are hanged in some muslim country and someone on Al-J editorializes with a little "God is great!" as he views the vid of the gays dudes swinging from the ropes.
 
2013-01-03 01:53:57 PM

MeinRS6: I can't wait to hear your excuse when some gays are hanged in some muslim country and someone on Al-J editorializes with a little "God is great!" as he views the vid of the gays dudes swinging from the ropes.


Being a gun-loving, gay-hating con like yourself, I figured you'd love it when gays are hanged.

(psst, you still haven't shown one link or cited anything. I know in your mind you think everything is crystal clear and the world exists in black and white, but people outside of your little world need evidence)
 
2013-01-03 02:02:07 PM

zarberg: MeinRS6: I can't wait to hear your excuse when some gays are hanged in some muslim country and someone on Al-J editorializes with a little "God is great!" as he views the vid of the gays dudes swinging from the ropes.

Being a gun-loving, gay-hating con like yourself, I figured you'd love it when gays are hanged.

(psst, you still haven't shown one link or cited anything. I know in your mind you think everything is crystal clear and the world exists in black and white, but people outside of your little world need evidence)


Making up lies about me won't help you on this one.

Here's the wiki link on AL-J. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Jazeera

See if you can figure out all by yourself how it was built with oil money. If you can't, then I will come back and explain it to your incredibly stupid ass.
 
2013-01-03 02:07:17 PM

MeinRS6: zarberg: MeinRS6: I can't wait to hear your excuse when some gays are hanged in some muslim country and someone on Al-J editorializes with a little "God is great!" as he views the vid of the gays dudes swinging from the ropes.

Being a gun-loving, gay-hating con like yourself, I figured you'd love it when gays are hanged.

(psst, you still haven't shown one link or cited anything. I know in your mind you think everything is crystal clear and the world exists in black and white, but people outside of your little world need evidence)

Making up lies about me won't help you on this one.

Here's the wiki link on AL-J. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Jazeera

See if you can figure out all by yourself how it was built with oil money. If you can't, then I will come back and explain it to your incredibly stupid ass.


I've never doubted it was built with "oil money" - but you seem to equate that with terrorism and/or evil Muslims.

I.E. why is "oil money" bad in your little world?

And I'm really sorry that you need to insult everyone who disagrees with you. It must be a burden to have such a small penis, both literally and figuratively.
 
2013-01-03 02:18:55 PM

zarberg: MeinRS6: zarberg: MeinRS6: I can't wait to hear your excuse when some gays are hanged in some muslim country and someone on Al-J editorializes with a little "God is great!" as he views the vid of the gays dudes swinging from the ropes.

Being a gun-loving, gay-hating con like yourself, I figured you'd love it when gays are hanged.

(psst, you still haven't shown one link or cited anything. I know in your mind you think everything is crystal clear and the world exists in black and white, but people outside of your little world need evidence)

Making up lies about me won't help you on this one.

Here's the wiki link on AL-J. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Jazeera

See if you can figure out all by yourself how it was built with oil money. If you can't, then I will come back and explain it to your incredibly stupid ass.

I've never doubted it was built with "oil money" - but you seem to equate that with terrorism and/or evil Muslims.

I.E. why is "oil money" bad in your little world?

And I'm really sorry that you need to insult everyone who disagrees with you. It must be a burden to have such a small penis, both literally and figuratively.


Wait a tick. You just posted "Being a gun-loving, gay-hating con like yourself, I figured you'd love it when gays are hanged" and now you say that I have a small penis for pointing out that you're an idiot for not understanding the Al Gore + oil money point? You were even demanding proof of the obvious. If you don't want to be called stupid, then stop posting stupid stuff. And you can't insult people in one post and in the next try to lecture someone about insulting you. Well, I guess you can if you're an idiot Farklib that is every bit the hypocrite that the Gorebert is.

And I never said anything about muslims or terrorists, so you can give up on that bullshiat right now. In fact, I said the EXACT OPPOSITE in my post above, but you're so goddamn stupid that you can't even understand what I posted. And I'm not saying that because you disagree with me. I'm saying that because it is an obvious fact.
 
2013-01-03 02:23:25 PM
Anyone remember which Saudi prince owns something like 7% of Fox News?
 
2013-01-03 02:24:50 PM

MeinRS6: blah blah blah blah ...Well, I guess you can if you're an idiot Farklib that is every bit the hypocrite that the Gorebert is.


It's so hard to take even you cute little trollers seriously when you use comments like "Gorebert"
 
2013-01-03 02:27:22 PM

MeinRS6: I can't wait to hear your excuse when some gays are hanged in some muslim country and someone on Al-J editorializes with a little "God is great!" as he views the vid of the gays dudes swinging from the ropes.


i393.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-03 02:27:55 PM
MeinRS6:

Surprised to see you here defending all things Israel.

I wonder why.
 
2013-01-03 02:27:56 PM

Alone in the Snark: BBC news is the best, but I understand it may be hard to get in the USA. France24 ain't bad either.

But yeah, Al Jazeerah English is pretty good. (The Arabic one is, shall we say, more carefully controlled).


I have Comcast so have always gotten BBC World News.  Friends in PA get Al Jazeera English but I don't know what provider they have.

/On Election Night, I was listening to BBC, she was watching AJE, and our husbands were flipping between Fox & CNN.
//It was like there were 3 different elections going on.  BBC & AJE were consistently on the money but our husbands couldn't figure out what was going on based on the networks they were watching
///Then Fox jumped the shark w/Ohio and they finally gave up.
 
2013-01-03 02:31:54 PM

NateGrey: MeinRS6:

Surprised to see you here defending all things Israel.

I wonder why.


Another idiot comment from a top Fark idiot.

I haven't said anything about Israel. I'm laughing about Gore and his hypocrisy. And also a little about the marriage of these two entities.
 
2013-01-03 02:33:40 PM

MeinRS6: NateGrey: MeinRS6:

Surprised to see you here defending all things Israel.

I wonder why.

Another idiot comment from a top Fark idiot.

I haven't said anything about Israel. I'm laughing about Gore and his hypocrisy. And also a little about the marriage of these two entities.


Does the IDF know instead of training you are online on Fark?
 
2013-01-03 02:36:44 PM

NateGrey: MeinRS6: NateGrey: MeinRS6:

Surprised to see you here defending all things Israel.

I wonder why.

Another idiot comment from a top Fark idiot.

I haven't said anything about Israel. I'm laughing about Gore and his hypocrisy. And also a little about the marriage of these two entities.

Does the IDF know instead of training you are online on Fark?


Does your mom know what an idiot troll you are down in her basement?
 
2013-01-03 02:40:04 PM

NateGrey: Does the IDF know instead of training you are online on Fark?


I don't care what his response is, that's some of the funniest shiat I've seen on Fark in ages.
 
2013-01-03 03:09:58 PM
Do FCC rules still forbid foreign ownership of TV broadcasting stations? Was this rule ever extended to cable?
 
2013-01-03 03:21:34 PM

zarberg: MeinRS6: blah blah blah blah ...Well, I guess you can if you're an idiot Farklib that is every bit the hypocrite that the Gorebert is.


It's so hard to take even you cute little trollers seriously when you use comments like "Gorebert"


I'm not even sure what the hell it's supposed to mean. Albert Gore = Gorebert?
 
2013-01-03 03:27:20 PM

Sgt Otter: zarberg: MeinRS6: blah blah blah blah ...Well, I guess you can if you're an idiot Farklib that is every bit the hypocrite that the Gorebert is.


It's so hard to take even you cute little trollers seriously when you use comments like "Gorebert"

I'm not even sure what the hell it's supposed to mean. Albert Gore = Gorebert?


Glad I'm not the only one who got lost interpreting that term.
 
2013-01-03 03:53:39 PM
well this thread sure trolled up quick since the time I went to the airport and back
 
2013-01-03 04:20:13 PM
The National Hypocritic Party at work once again.
 
2013-01-03 05:20:51 PM

NateGrey: MeinRS6: NateGrey: MeinRS6:

Surprised to see you here defending all things Israel.

I wonder why.

Another idiot comment from a top Fark idiot.

I haven't said anything about Israel. I'm laughing about Gore and his hypocrisy. And also a little about the marriage of these two entities.

Does the IDF know instead of training you are online on Fark?



I think he's missing the class on how to properly buttstroke a Pali baby with a rifle butt.
 
2013-01-03 06:25:27 PM

The Bestest: well this thread sure trolled up quick since the time I went to the airport and back


Came to mention this myself. Must be the "FWFWFWFWFWFW" and the all caps in the headline that makes it irresistible to them.
 
2013-01-03 08:02:00 PM
I love how Farklibs think that anyone that laughs at Al Gore's hypocrisy is a "troll". Please.

Get a grip.
 
2013-01-03 08:25:51 PM

MeinRS6: I love how Farklibs think that anyone that laughs at Al Gore's hypocrisy is a "troll". Please.

Get a grip.


Yes, it's trolling because only the trolls even brought Gore up, and when no one cared, they kept trying to hammer the Gore thing (seriously, no one gives a rat's ass about Gore except "conservatives" thinking they're scoring some type of points or gotcha or whatever in bringing him up). Hell, Gore's not even what I was talking about.

It's either trolling or willful ignorance to keep pushing the "terrorist" thing.
 
2013-01-04 07:30:37 AM
rynthetyn:
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: zarberg: Al Jazeera English is one of the most unbiased news stations I've seen, so ...

I'm ok with this.

When it caters to your biases, of course it seems so. Neoconservatives think Fox is one of the most unbiased stations they've seen.

My one tea party aunt once told me that I wasn't "being fair and balanced like Fox News."

And, of American media outlets, Fox DOES do a better job of keeping personal biases out of the news.

Research from the rather left-of-center Pew Research

Peer-Reviewed Research: Media Bias Is Real, Finds UCLA Political Scientist

A video by the lead author, explaining the UCLA paper's conditions and findings

... Just to get you started.
 
2013-01-04 01:14:23 PM
When will we learn, we have no real friends in the Middle East. They only like us when we are sending our money to them.
 
2013-01-04 06:22:10 PM

GeneralJim: Peer-Reviewed Research: Media Bias Is Real, Finds UCLA Political Scientist


O RLY?

News outlets including CNN cited a study of several major media outlets by a UCLA political scientist and a University of Missouri-Columbia economist purporting to "show a strong liberal bias." But the study employed a measure of "bias" so problematic that its findings are next to useless, and the authors -- both former fellows at conservative think tanks cited in the study to illustrate liberal bias -- seem unaware of the substantial scholarly work that exists on the topic.

FARK servers won't let me create a link, so:

http://tinyurl.com/beerzxv

Not a very good place to "start", it would appear. Of course, Media Matters is "liberal"... right? www.mattyt.net
 
2013-01-05 02:53:07 AM
fatassbastard:
Not a very good place to "start", it would appear. Of course, Media Matters is "liberal"... right? www.mattyt.net

Well, let's just mosey on over to MediaMatters, and see what THEY say about themselves on the "About" page....

"Media Matters for America is a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media."

You looked REAL hard for bias didn't you?

Let's see... a politically-driven "debunker" site, or peer-reviewed research from notorious right-wing wingnut factory UCLA. Gee, I can't decide which is more reliable.
 
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