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(Reuters)   Al Jazeera buys Al Gore's 'Current TV'. Sign on the building that says "Owned by Al" will not have to be changed   (reuters.com) divider line 157
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2013-01-04 09:11:36 AM
cdn1.hark.com
 
2013-01-04 09:41:46 AM
manbearpigawarness.weebly.com
 
2013-01-04 09:42:19 AM
So, will they keep the Current TV brand and throw Al Jazeera programming on it, or will Al Jazeera's 24-hour news channel finally get on my local cable package? Because I've been wanting that for a long time; they're the second-best 24-hour news channel out there, next to the BBC.
 
2013-01-04 09:44:35 AM
t2.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-04 09:46:40 AM
I wish I could still watch news channels.

Living with my lame girlfriend now.

She only watches BS like "American Ass Pickers," or "Some A-Hole Travels to a Restaurant."

Life sucks.
 
2013-01-04 09:50:07 AM
Am I supposed to be offended by this sale?
My mother (once a even keeled, slightly liberal Democrat... turned into a Rush is Right, the world is against us, brown people are bad crazy tea party conservative almost overnight) was mad this morning about it, and tried to pick a fight with me over it.
"Al Gore sold his news channel to Al-Jazeera... wouldn't sell it to Glenn Beck, but sold it to the Arabs".

I see no issue with it, but apparently she believes it is run by the Taliban
 
2013-01-04 09:51:24 AM
A few of my more "redneck" friends on Facebook picked up on this story and posted how Al Gore was benefiting from a terrorist organization.

It took me a minute to figure it out when I realized that I though they had mistaken Al Jazeera for Al Qaeda.

I thought we'd all have a big laugh about the mistake. I was wrong. They are actually functionally retarded and believe that the news organization is a wing of a terrorist org.

This weekend I start de-friending.
 
2013-01-04 09:52:59 AM

sararenne: Am I supposed to be offended by this sale?
My mother (once a even keeled, slightly liberal Democrat... turned into a Rush is Right, the world is against us, brown people are bad crazy tea party conservative almost overnight) was mad this morning about it, and tried to pick a fight with me over it.
"Al Gore sold his news channel to Al-Jazeera... wouldn't sell it to Glenn Beck, but sold it to the Arabs".

I see no issue with it, but apparently she believes it is run by the Taliban


I love how people who hurr and durr about the "free market" seem to think the gubbmit should tell Algore (I have never, ever figured out why thats supposed to be insulting, but right-wingers spell his name like that all the time; it's the same people who say "Democrat party") to sell his channel to Glenn Beck.
 
2013-01-04 09:53:05 AM
"Owned by The?"
 
2013-01-04 09:53:25 AM

doczoidberg: I wish I could still watch news channels.

Living with my lame girlfriend now.

She only watches BS like "American Ass Pickers," or "Some A-Hole Travels to a Restaurant."

Life sucks.


I don't know what the first one you listed is, but I feel your pain about the second.
 
2013-01-04 09:53:45 AM
 
2013-01-04 09:54:43 AM

sararenne: Am I supposed to be offended by this sale?


Gore could have waited until the start of the fiscal cliff tax increases that he wanted to impose on the rest of the US. Y'know, just to be fair.
 
2013-01-04 09:56:24 AM

mbillips: So, will they keep the Current TV brand and throw Al Jazeera programming on it, or will Al Jazeera's 24-hour news channel finally get on my local cable package? Because I've been wanting that for a long time; they're the second-best 24-hour news channel out there, next to the BBC.


More than likely Current TV will become the de facto name for Al Jazeera in the states. Less foreign sounding, you know.
 
2013-01-04 09:56:58 AM
Fox News is owned by some Saudi or other.
 
2013-01-04 09:57:38 AM
Go Go Gorezeera.

Wee-ooo-ooo
 
2013-01-04 10:01:07 AM
And this guy was almost president.
 
2013-01-04 10:04:01 AM
He also doged being taxed on 100 million in income while saying we need to tax the rich.

Such a piece of scum.
 
2013-01-04 10:04:12 AM
Why am I short of attention?
 
2013-01-04 10:04:13 AM

doczoidberg: I wish I could still watch news channels.

Living with my lame girlfriend now.

She only watches BS like "American Ass Pickers," or "Some A-Hole Travels to a Restaurant."

Life sucks.


You sound gay.

/get a BF and start watching real housewives and schtuppin' fudge
 
2013-01-04 10:05:52 AM

TIKIMAN87: He also doged being taxed on 100 million in income while saying we need to tax the rich.

Such a piece of scum.


He tried, word is the deal did not close in time, so he will owe 8.8 million more.

But ya, scumbag of the highest order. Publicly states he sold to them because they share his political views. Remember, this is the network that just threw a birthday party for an arab who killed a 4 year old Israeli girl with the butt of his rifle, after killing her father in front of her. Same network that just aired a documentary of Bin Laden showing what a great guy he was.
 
2013-01-04 10:06:22 AM

mbillips: So, will they keep the Current TV brand and throw Al Jazeera programming on it, or will Al Jazeera's 24-hour news channel finally get on my local cable package? Because I've been wanting that for a long time; they're the second-best 24-hour news channel out there, next to the BBC.


Theoretically Current and Al-Jazeera English would merge.

As for getting it on your teevee? Not gonna happen. Time-Warner dropped Current like a hot potato yesterday, and presumably all the other major cable/sat providers will do the same before AJ takes over. If they wouldn't carry AJE before, they're not carrying this going forward.

However, AJE is available on internet streaming including Roku. Also, for under $200 you could install a free-to-air satellite dish (slightly bigger than the normal DirecTV/Dish dish, but not the old giant dishes) and get AJE, Russian and Chinese propaganda stations, a dozen crazy religious broadcasters, and tons of foreign-language stuff.
 
2013-01-04 10:06:26 AM

mbillips: So, will they keep the Current TV brand and throw Al Jazeera programming on it, or will Al Jazeera's 24-hour news channel finally get on my local cable package? Because I've been wanting that for a long time; they're the second-best 24-hour news channel out there, next to the BBC.


Current TV will be rebranded as Al Jazeera America. Current's studios in NYC will be updated and its staff doubled. Content will be 60% originating from these studios and 40% from Al Jazeera English in London.
 
2013-01-04 10:07:50 AM

SlothB77: And this guy was almost president.


And a shame he wasn't. He's already exhibited a hundred times the business acumen of the ostensible "businessman President" who couldn't make a Texas oil business profitable.
 
2013-01-04 10:07:51 AM
Since Al Jazeera were the ones that initially (?) ran the Osama Bin Laden videos, they'll always be associated with terrorism by some, no matter what.
 
2013-01-04 10:08:04 AM

sararenne: Am I supposed to be offended by this sale?
My mother (once a even keeled, slightly liberal Democrat... turned into a Rush is Right, the world is against us, brown people are bad crazy tea party conservative almost overnight) was mad this morning about it, and tried to pick a fight with me over it.
"Al Gore sold his news channel to Al-Jazeera... wouldn't sell it to Glenn Beck, but sold it to the Arabs".

I see no issue with it, but apparently she believes it is run by the Taliban


Read my post. AJ calls people a hero if they beat little girls to death with rifle butts. If you have no problem with that, I just don't have the words.
 
2013-01-04 10:08:20 AM
FTFA - On Thursday, however, the company, which ranks as the nation's second largest cable provider with 12 million subscribers, walked back from that stance a bit. "We are keeping an open mind, and as the service develops, we will evaluate whether it makes sense, for our customers profit margin, to launch the network," Time Warner Cable said in a statement.

Sorry, had to fix this for them...
 
2013-01-04 10:09:54 AM
Dump her. It won't be cute when she's old, fat and a farking nag AND you still have to watch that crap.
 
2013-01-04 10:11:32 AM
American Hating News Organization??? They should fit right in with ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and CNN.

mtpundit.com

I really can't wait to see their investigative stories on Gay Marriage.
 
2013-01-04 10:12:28 AM

Thunderpipes: Read my post. AJ calls people a hero if they beat little girls to death with rifle butts. If you have no problem with that, I just don't have the words.


After Fox News and other New Corp subsidiaries decided to beatify torturers and war criminals, the needle in my outrage meter resigned.
 
2013-01-04 10:12:42 AM

sararenne: My mother (once a even keeled, slightly liberal Democrat... turned into a Rush is Right, the world is against us, brown people are bad crazy tea party conservative almost overnight) ...


What made her change so quickly?

/Sudden political transitions are of interest to me
 
2013-01-04 10:14:26 AM

Brick-House: I really can't wait to see their investigative stories on Gay Marriage.


Local man passionate opponent of what he imagines Al Jazeera to be.
 
2013-01-04 10:14:36 AM

sararenne: Am I supposed to be offended by this sale?
My mother (once a even keeled, slightly liberal Democrat... turned into a Rush is Right, the world is against us, brown people are bad crazy tea party conservative almost overnight) was mad this morning about it, and tried to pick a fight with me over it.
"Al Gore sold his news channel to Al-Jazeera... wouldn't sell it to Glenn Beck, but sold it to the Arabs".

I see no issue with it, but apparently she believes it is run by the Taliban


I'm going to make your day. Fox News second largest share holder is...

Prince Alwaleed of Saudi
Arabia.

Tell you Mother in Law that and please reply to this message and let me know how it goes.
 
2013-01-04 10:15:50 AM

kronicfeld: Thunderpipes: Read my post. AJ calls people a hero if they beat little girls to death with rifle butts. If you have no problem with that, I just don't have the words.

After Fox News and other New Corp subsidiaries decided to beatify torturers and war criminals, the needle in my outrage meter resigned.


That is just stupid. And it shows what kind of person you really are, what almost all liberals are. Beating to death a 4 year old little girl does not bother you at all.

So sad.
 
2013-01-04 10:16:13 AM

Thunderpipes: Beating to death a 4 year old little girl does not bother you at all.


Yeah, because that's what I said. Go back to Stormfront.
 
2013-01-04 10:18:34 AM

Thunderpipes: TIKIMAN87: He also doged being taxed on 100 million in income while saying we need to tax the rich.

Such a piece of scum.

He tried, word is the deal did not close in time, so he will owe 8.8 million more.

But ya, scumbag of the highest order. Publicly states he sold to them because they share his political views. Remember, this is the network that just threw a birthday party for an arab who killed a 4 year old Israeli girl with the butt of his rifle, after killing her father in front of her. Same network that just aired a documentary of Bin Laden showing what a great guy he was.




I have not heard of this before. Do you have a link?
 
2013-01-04 10:19:08 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I have not heard of this before. Do you have a link?


FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:Media Research Center
 
2013-01-04 10:19:55 AM

Thunderpipes: sararenne: Am I supposed to be offended by this sale?
My mother (once a even keeled, slightly liberal Democrat... turned into a Rush is Right, the world is against us, brown people are bad crazy tea party conservative almost overnight) was mad this morning about it, and tried to pick a fight with me over it.
"Al Gore sold his news channel to Al-Jazeera... wouldn't sell it to Glenn Beck, but sold it to the Arabs".

I see no issue with it, but apparently she believes it is run by the Taliban

Read my post. AJ calls people a hero if they beat little girls to death with rifle butts. If you have no problem with that, I just don't have the words.


If by Al Jazeera you mean a single person employed by them, you're right.

... but you forgot the part where a few days later the head of Al Jazeera denounced this and said the company would take steps to make sure that never happened again.

Ooops.
 
2013-01-04 10:20:21 AM

mbillips: So, will they keep the Current TV brand and throw Al Jazeera programming on it, or will Al Jazeera's 24-hour news channel finally get on my local cable package? Because I've been wanting that for a long time; they're the second-best 24-hour news channel out there, next to the BBC.


It'll be Al Jazeera, but not an expansion of the current Al Jazeera English, unfortunately. They're creating a whole new network just for the U.S. (which means they'll probably copy existing networks and focus mostly on celebrities, reality TV and fear-mongering).
 
2013-01-04 10:20:44 AM
Al Gore is a dick and a hypocrite on many issues, but I will give him credit for being a great money-hungry capitalist.

Seriously, though, even assuming AJ is evil, our country is founded on freedom of speech. Insane thoughts are allowed to exist for a reason--in order to advertise the opposing opinion, and to clarify who the nuts are.

Nazis and Westboro Baptist Church are allowed to do their things because of this freedom, so what's the big deal with an Arabic news channel that we all know covers legitimate news as well as broadcasts terrorist insanity?
 
2013-01-04 10:22:29 AM
Who'll be my news channel
now that my news channel is gone, gone
It ducked back down the alley with some
roly-poly little bat-faced former vice president
All along, along
There were incidents and accidents
There were hints and allegations
 
2013-01-04 10:23:26 AM
I prefer to get my news from Al Jaffee..
 
2013-01-04 10:25:43 AM

mbillips: So, will they keep the Current TV brand and throw Al Jazeera programming on it, or will Al Jazeera's 24-hour news channel finally get on my local cable package? Because I've been wanting that for a long time; they're the second-best 24-hour news channel out there, next to the BBC.


Undoubtedly so. The government of Qatar bought the 2022 World Cup. They can certainly afford to buy access to your television.
 
2013-01-04 10:27:08 AM

fickenchucker: Al Gore is a dick and a hypocrite on many issues, but I will give him credit for being a great money-hungry capitalist.

Seriously, though, even assuming AJ is evil, our country is founded on freedom of speech. Insane thoughts are allowed to exist for a reason--in order to advertise the opposing opinion, and to clarify who the nuts are.

Nazis and Westboro Baptist Church are allowed to do their things because of this freedom, so what's the big deal with an Arabic news channel that we all know covers legitimate news as well as broadcasts terrorist insanity?


Westboro did not win a Nobel Peace prize for compassion and then show up to protest funerals.

Al sold his network to an Oil country, which he is supposed to hate. AJ is a mouthpiece for terrorists, this is fact. He tried to avoid capital gains taxes by getting the deal closed in time, right after going on TV and saying how the rich need to pay their fair share.

Absolutey he has, and should have the right to do all this. But millions of American liberals worship the guy and he is the very thing he is supposed to hate.
 
2013-01-04 10:28:37 AM

RedTank: sararenne: My mother (once a even keeled, slightly liberal Democrat... turned into a Rush is Right, the world is against us, brown people are bad crazy tea party conservative almost overnight) ...

What made her change so quickly?

/Sudden political transitions are of interest to me


At first I thought it was my dad... he has always been a Conservative (but in the "don't tax me and leave me the hell alone" Republican, he can't stand what the Republican party is now). I thought after I moved out, he brainwashed her.
She got a big paycheck with a huge chunk of taxes taken out, and started blaming the Democrats (happened when Bush was in office).. then she turned on AM radio, listened to Rush, Glenn, Sean, Michael Berry (Houston tea party ass), took everything they said as the word of God... She always made a point of saying she had racist parents, and she broke that cycle of teaching with us, but, she has become such a xenophobe racist, it is unbearable. But, I understood her "I am overtaxed" argument, but the rest of it makes no sense to me at all. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if this time next year the woman has a militia and an underground bunker.
My two brothers always attempt to impress dad is why they are Republicans.
I never blindly followed anything (including religion) and always questioned everything, which is probably why I never got my fathers approval on anything, but don't care.
 
2013-01-04 10:31:10 AM

sararenne: RedTank: sararenne: My mother (once a even keeled, slightly liberal Democrat... turned into a Rush is Right, the world is against us, brown people are bad crazy tea party conservative almost overnight) ...

What made her change so quickly?

/Sudden political transitions are of interest to me

At first I thought it was my dad... he has always been a Conservative (but in the "don't tax me and leave me the hell alone" Republican, he can't stand what the Republican party is now). I thought after I moved out, he brainwashed her.
She got a big paycheck with a huge chunk of taxes taken out, and started blaming the Democrats (happened when Bush was in office).. then she turned on AM radio, listened to Rush, Glenn, Sean, Michael Berry (Houston tea party ass), took everything they said as the word of God... She always made a point of saying she had racist parents, and she broke that cycle of teaching with us, but, she has become such a xenophobe racist, it is unbearable. But, I understood her "I am overtaxed" argument, but the rest of it makes no sense to me at all. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if this time next year the woman has a militia and an underground bunker.
My two brothers always attempt to impress dad is why they are Republicans.
I never blindly followed anything (including religion) and always questioned everything, which is probably why I never got my fathers approval on anything, but don't care.


This should just be the standard Fark signature. Original much?
 
2013-01-04 10:31:29 AM

doczoidberg: I wish I could still watch news channels.

Living with my lame girlfriend now.

She only watches BS like "American Ass Pickers," or "Some A-Hole Travels to a Restaurant."

Life sucks.


Man up Nancy.
 
2013-01-04 10:32:00 AM
doczoidberg
I wish I could still watch news channels.

Living with my lame girlfriend now.

She only watches BS like "American Ass Pickers," or "Some A-Hole Travels to a Restaurant."

Life sucks.


So my ex-Mother in Law's spirit has taken over your girlfriend. Pro-tips: She'll want Happy Meal hamburgers with one slice of tomato and real onion. You can't order it from the drive thru; you'll have to go in and argue with a different employee every night. She'll demand the higher priced adult diapers but take them out of the package and put them in a waste basket. Then you can sneak the cheapos while she's watching "Food You'd Never Cook Cooked by an Obese Diabetic" There's a hot Italian lady on "Old Country Cooking with Hot Italian Babe." Don't stare too much and she won't change the channel to "Old Game Shows Where People Get Excited About Winning $500".
 
2013-01-04 10:33:12 AM

Thunderpipes: sararenne: RedTank: sararenne: My mother (once a even keeled, slightly liberal Democrat... turned into a Rush is Right, the world is against us, brown people are bad crazy tea party conservative almost overnight) ...

What made her change so quickly?

/Sudden political transitions are of interest to me

At first I thought it was my dad... he has always been a Conservative (but in the "don't tax me and leave me the hell alone" Republican, he can't stand what the Republican party is now). I thought after I moved out, he brainwashed her.
She got a big paycheck with a huge chunk of taxes taken out, and started blaming the Democrats (happened when Bush was in office).. then she turned on AM radio, listened to Rush, Glenn, Sean, Michael Berry (Houston tea party ass), took everything they said as the word of God... She always made a point of saying she had racist parents, and she broke that cycle of teaching with us, but, she has become such a xenophobe racist, it is unbearable. But, I understood her "I am overtaxed" argument, but the rest of it makes no sense to me at all. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if this time next year the woman has a militia and an underground bunker.
My two brothers always attempt to impress dad is why they are Republicans.
I never blindly followed anything (including religion) and always questioned everything, which is probably why I never got my fathers approval on anything, but don't care.

This should just be the standard Fark signature. Original much?


huh?
 
2013-01-04 10:33:46 AM
You guys won't click a brietbart link because he was sort of a hack, but are all about som AJ news who profited directly by the showing of people being murdered by terrorists on multiple occasions. Thanks, Fark. Stay typical.
 
2013-01-04 10:34:07 AM
I look forward to the future of CurrentTV now that AJ owns it. AJ's international coverage has been top-notch over the past five years.
 
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