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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. : )
 
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