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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 01:07:00 PM
mbillips

karnal: Al-Jazeera is an anti- American Arab television network primarily known as a mouthpiece for al-Qaeda

You know how I know you've never watched Al Jazeera?


Because you are a pompous Know-It-All?

If you want to be ignorant of the facts, then go ahead....or read this:
Link
 
2013-01-04 01:08:09 PM

Clemkadidlefark: Hypocirsy thy name be Gore


Can you explain your logic? There has yet to be a right-wing poster in this thread to make a coherent argument about anything.
 
2013-01-04 01:09:10 PM

mbillips: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: mbillips: As for my man Al Gore, I don't see hypocrisy in taking advantage of current tax laws to save money while calling for higher taxes on your income bracket.

I agree with you. However; when Romney did this, he was portrayed as the most corrupt person in the world.
You see, it's only evil when persons of the opposing party take advantage of current tax laws.

Romney never called for higher taxes on his bracket. He did the exact opposite of that.


No, he did not call for higher taxes in his bracket. The point I was making is, that he and Gore both use the current tax laws to their advantage. Sure Gore payed lip service calling for higher taxes, knowing that he probably would find more tax shelters so they really would not affect him.
 
2013-01-04 01:09:54 PM

douchebag/hater: The CEO of Current when approached by Glen Beck's organization said that the legacy of Current was important to who they sold to and Beck's company was the opposite of Current therefore 'No sale'.

Soooooo Al Gore sells his company to another company whose operating income comes from the national government of a country that makes all its money from oil, locks up gays, represses women and exports terrorism


[citation needed]

I'm not saying Qatar is well-governed, but they're not bad for a Gulf state, and it doesn't seem to affect AJ's coverage of the rest of the world. As for exporting terrorism, they exported fighter planes to take out Qaddafi.
 
2013-01-04 01:10:13 PM

karnal: If you want to be ignorant of the facts, then go ahead....or and read this:


AIM. What a joke you are.
 
2013-01-04 01:10:53 PM

karnal: If you want to be ignorant of the facts, then go ahead....or read this:
Link


"Accuracy in Media."

www.joeydevilla.com
 
2013-01-04 01:11:09 PM

karnal: If you want to be ignorant of the facts, then go ahead....or read this:
Link


protip: just because an organization -calls- itself "accuracy in media", doesn't make it true...

unless I misread your statement.. reading that WOULD make one ignorant of the facts
 
2013-01-04 01:13:44 PM

karnal: mbillips

karnal: Al-Jazeera is an anti- American Arab television network primarily known as a mouthpiece for al-Qaeda

You know how I know you've never watched Al Jazeera?

Because you are a pompous Know-It-All?

If you want to be ignorant of the facts, then go ahead....or read this:
Link


This source looks legit, look at these other hard hitting articles:

http://www.aim.org/wp-content/themes/liberal-media-bias/timthumb.php ?s rc=http://www.aim.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Murdoch.jpg&h=200&w=2 90&zc=1

"Rupert Murdoch backs Obama's gun grab"

http://www.aim.org/wp-content/themes/liberal-media-bias/timthumb.php ?s rc=http://www.aim.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/piers-morgan-cnn.png& h=200&w=290&zc=1

"Obama's media parrot demolished on CNN"

Here's a non-derpy version for everyone with more than one brain cell:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/25/guantanamo-files-sami-al -h ajj
 
2013-01-04 01:15:02 PM

karnal: mbillips

karnal: Al-Jazeera is an anti- American Arab television network primarily known as a mouthpiece for al-Qaeda

You know how I know you've never watched Al Jazeera?

Because you are a pompous Know-It-All?

If you want to be ignorant of the facts, then go ahead....or read this:
Link


I'm guessing you're about 14? I worked with guys in the military who suspected Al Jazeera of being tied to Al Qaeda. Those guys were dumb people who had never worked with the media. As far as most operators are concerned, ALL members of the media are this close to being spies, because they interview both sides in a conflict.

You notice they cut that guy loose despite the (Bush White House-sponsored) suspicions of terrorist ties. Because the suspicious people didn't know what the crap they were talking about.
 
2013-01-04 01:16:34 PM

mbillips: You notice they cut that guy loose despite the (Bush White House-sponsored) suspicions of terrorist ties. Because the suspicious people didn't know what the crap they were talking about.


Obama's time machine must be involved somehow.
 
2013-01-04 01:18:16 PM
Remember when Bush thought about bombing the Al Jazeera HQ in Doha because he thought it was a terrorist mouthpiece for Al Qaeda? Thank God Tony Blair told him that was a batshiat stupid idea of monumental proportions or else we'd be in big trouble.

Good times.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Jazeera_bombing_memo
 
2013-01-04 01:24:30 PM
You can call me Al?
 
2013-01-04 01:30:21 PM
I look forward to watching this with the captioning turned on.


HALLALLALALLALALLALALLALALLA!

/stupid..
 
2013-01-04 01:31:40 PM
The greatest trick Al Jazeera ever played was getting the liberals to think they were legit.
 
2013-01-04 01:33:37 PM

gunther_bumpass: I look forward to watching this with the captioning turned on.


HALLALLALALLALALLALALLALALLA!

/stupid..


You know they'll speak English right?
 
2013-01-04 01:34:12 PM

karnal: The greatest trick Al Jazeera ever played was getting the liberals to think they were legit.


They must've gotten their pointers from Fox News. ;)
 
2013-01-04 01:43:20 PM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: 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?

>>>>>>give him credit for being a great money-hungry capitalist.

He "makes" much of his money by manipulating deals where the government passes a law that forces people to buy stuff (carbon credits, for example) and he JUST happens to have an interest in a company that sells them. Sorry, not my definition of a capitalist. State-Capitalist or Corporate-Socialist, but not Capitalist.

>>>>>Seriously, though, even assuming AJ is evil, our country is founded on freedom of speech.

True.

>>>>>Insane thoughts are allowed to exist for a reason--in order to advertise the opposing opinion, and to clarify who the nuts are.

Not true. See your point about freedom of speech.

>>>>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?

Nothing at all.


Capitalist----> I was being sarcastic. He's a piece of money-hungry shiat selling snake oil.
Clarifying who the nuts are----> Also sarcasm. I know it was about government persecution.
 
2013-01-04 01:49:01 PM
Al has every right to do what he did, I back that 100%

He is a colossal asshole for doing it though, considering what he preaches.

Reason number 10 why I think Nobel prizes are full of crap.
 
2013-01-04 01:51:54 PM
Thunderpipes

Al has every right to do what he did, I back that 100%

He is a colossal asshole for doing it though, considering what he preaches.

Reason number 10 why I think Nobel prizes are full of crap.



good post!
 
2013-01-04 02:13:55 PM

karnal: Thunderpipes

Al has every right to do what he did, I back that 100%

He is a colossal asshole for doing it though, considering what he preaches.

Reason number 10 why I think Nobel prizes are full of crap.


good post!


Good congratulations, Thunderpipes' alt!
 
2013-01-04 02:16:23 PM

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.


In case this hasn't been covered, do you have a Roku or other streaming device? Al J is on it, and also live on youtube.
 
2013-01-04 02:21:26 PM

karnal: Thunderpipes

Al has every right to do what he did, I back that 100%

He is a colossal asshole for doing it though, considering what he preaches.

Reason number 10 why I think Nobel prizes are full of crap.


good post!


Aww how cute. You guys have a play date!
 
2013-01-04 02:25:31 PM
For anyone trying criticize either Gore or Al Jazzera: Fox News. And no, it doesn't matter what your argument is, if I evoke Fox News and label you a conservative then all your arguments are invalid.

Don't try to argue with that either, I won't tolerate any of that bullshiat. You're going to get a passive aggressive response that mocks your intelligence, which means that I no longer have any obligation to address any points you make since they will be so dumb that they don't warrant a response.

Don't you feel dumb now?
 
2013-01-04 02:32:59 PM

Thunderpipes: Al has every right to do what he did, I back that 100%

He is a colossal asshole for doing it though, considering what he preaches.


Are you still referring to this fictional Islamic Terror connection, or something else?
 
2013-01-04 02:35:19 PM

karnal: good post!


Now kiss.
 
2013-01-04 02:38:23 PM

karnal: Al-Jazeera is a highly professional global news television network primarily known for hiring journalists with experience at the BBC.


You're welcome.
 
2013-01-04 02:39:13 PM

Hickory-smoked: Thunderpipes: Al has every right to do what he did, I back that 100%

He is a colossal asshole for doing it though, considering what he preaches.

Are you still referring to this fictional Islamic Terror connection, or something else?


Not fictional, plenty of examples, two I posted here. Read, moran.
 
2013-01-04 02:41:09 PM

Thunderpipes: Not fictional, plenty of examples, two I posted here from non-reputable think tanks with a partisan (ie: Republican) agenda.


FTFY
 
2013-01-04 02:43:23 PM
Mrtraveler01

karnal: Thunderpipes

Al has every right to do what he did, I back that 100%

He is a colossal asshole for doing it though, considering what he preaches.

Reason number 10 why I think Nobel prizes are full of crap.


good post!

Aww how cute. You guys have a play date!



A play date with your mom and your sister.....with a fun round of Conkers.
 
2013-01-04 02:49:57 PM

Thunderpipes: Hickory-smoked: Thunderpipes: Al has every right to do what he did, I back that 100%

He is a colossal asshole for doing it though, considering what he preaches.

Are you still referring to this fictional Islamic Terror connection, or something else?

Not fictional, plenty of examples, two I posted here. Read, moran.


I just did a ctrl-F, typed in Thunderpipes and in none of the comments you've posted have you posted any links, so ... WTF are you talking about?
 
2013-01-04 02:56:47 PM

karnal: Mrtraveler01

karnal: Thunderpipes

Al has every right to do what he did, I back that 100%

He is a colossal asshole for doing it though, considering what he preaches.

Reason number 10 why I think Nobel prizes are full of crap.


good post!

Aww how cute. You guys have a play date!


A play date with your mom and your sister.....with a fun round of Conkers.


My mom is dead and I don't have a sister.

So...that's someone elses mom and sister you're farking around with dude.
 
2013-01-04 03:09:31 PM

super_grass: For anyone trying criticize either Gore or Al Jazzera: Fox News. And no, it doesn't matter what your argument is, if I evoke Fox News and label you a conservative then all your arguments are invalid.
Don't try to argue with that either, I won't tolerate any of that bullshiat. You're going to get a passive aggressive response that mocks your intelligence, which means that I no longer have any obligation to address any points you make since they will be so dumb that they don't warrant a response.
Don't you feel dumb now?


I feel fine. You should feel pretty dumb though, for whatever that was.
 
2013-01-04 03:10:19 PM

karnal: BolshyGreatYarblocks

How is this different than Rupert Murdoch fellating Chinese Communist leaders for the sake of getting lodgement in the Chinese media market?

For starters, Murdoch is not American or an ex Vice President of the United States....but both are very unethical, and while Murdoch fellates the Chinese Communist, Gore has in turn blown most of the Muslim Brotherhood - so in that way they are similar.


??? I can't see Gore being the Allah Akbar type, but I can easily see Murdoch embracing authoritarianism for the sake of a buck.
 
2013-01-04 03:12:39 PM
K.B.O. Winston


karnal: Al-Jazeera is a highly professional global news television network primarily known for hiring journalists with experience at the BBC.

You're welcome.



Have you ever had to have your stomach pumped after guzzling brotherhood jizz?
 
2013-01-04 03:15:07 PM

karnal: K.B.O. Winston


karnal: Al-Jazeera is a highly professional global news television network primarily known for hiring journalists with experience at the BBC.

You're welcome.


Have you ever had to have your stomach pumped after guzzling brotherhood jizz?


Are you done farking someone else's mom and sister yet?
 
2013-01-04 03:19:51 PM
Mrtraveler01

karnal: K.B.O. Winston


karnal: Al-Jazeera is a highly professional global news television network primarily known for hiring journalists with experience at the BBC.

You're welcome.


Have you ever had to have your stomach pumped after guzzling brotherhood jizz?

Are you done farking someone else's mom and sister yet?



No - not yet. And you're totally sure about your mom and sister?
 
2013-01-04 03:27:58 PM

karnal: Mrtraveler01

karnal: K.B.O. Winston


karnal: Al-Jazeera is a highly professional global news television network primarily known for hiring journalists with experience at the BBC.

You're welcome.


Have you ever had to have your stomach pumped after guzzling brotherhood jizz?

Are you done farking someone else's mom and sister yet?


No - not yet. And you're totally sure about your mom and sister?


I'm pretty sure my mom is dead and my sister is nonexistent.

I do not envy you or the akward feeling you must have right now.
 
2013-01-04 03:37:10 PM
Mrtraveler01

karnal: Mrtraveler01

karnal: K.B.O. Winston


karnal: Al-Jazeera is a highly professional global news television network primarily known for hiring journalists with experience at the BBC.

You're welcome.


Have you ever had to have your stomach pumped after guzzling brotherhood jizz?

Are you done farking someone else's mom and sister yet?


No - not yet. And you're totally sure about your mom and sister?

I'm pretty sure my mom is dead and my sister is nonexistent.

I do not envy you or the akward feeling you must have right now.



Envy is one of the seven deadly sins and that awkward feeling is just a little gas....both will pass.
 
2013-01-04 03:38:58 PM

The Bestest: 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.


So we'll still get hipster's in space! Yay!
 
2013-01-04 03:43:16 PM

cryinoutloud: super_grass: For anyone trying criticize either Gore or Al Jazzera: Fox News. And no, it doesn't matter what your argument is, if I evoke Fox News and label you a conservative then all your arguments are invalid.
Don't try to argue with that either, I won't tolerate any of that bullshiat. You're going to get a passive aggressive response that mocks your intelligence, which means that I no longer have any obligation to address any points you make since they will be so dumb that they don't warrant a response.
Don't you feel dumb now?

I feel fine. You should feel pretty dumb though, for whatever that was.


Zzz....
 
2013-01-04 03:51:03 PM

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.


Dump her while you still can; she squeezes the toothpaste tube from the middle, and puts the toilet roll on backwards too. It can only end in tears or a shallow grave.
 
2013-01-04 03:52:12 PM
i50.tinypic.com
 
2013-01-04 04:11:31 PM

Thunderpipes: No debate here. I am good, you are bad, bad people.


Gotta agree with him (her/it/undecided) on this one. You are all bad people and deserve to be spanked.

We'll go in alphabetical order of hair color. Human females only pls.

/really need to specifiy with you folks.
 
2013-01-04 05:06:36 PM
Al Gore (super global warming guy) sells his network to a state owned news provider. The state (Qatar) makes it's money by the state run oil company. How is this OK with your super duper global warming buddies?
 
2013-01-04 05:10:52 PM

BGates: Al Gore (super global warming guy) sells his network to a state owned news provider. The state (Qatar) makes it's money by the state run oil company. How is this OK with your super duper global warming buddies?


Why do people keep making the assumption that even hardcore liberals give half a shiat about Al Gore in 2013?
 
2013-01-04 05:20:09 PM

The Bestest: BGates: Al Gore (super global warming guy) sells his network to a state owned news provider. The state (Qatar) makes it's money by the state run oil company. How is this OK with your super duper global warming buddies?

Why do people keep making the assumption that even hardcore liberals give half a shiat about Al Gore in 2013?


You made that assumption all by yourself.
 
2013-01-04 05:29:54 PM

BGates: The Bestest: BGates: Al Gore (super global warming guy) sells his network to a state owned news provider. The state (Qatar) makes it's money by the state run oil company. How is this OK with your super duper global warming buddies?

Why do people keep making the assumption that even hardcore liberals give half a shiat about Al Gore in 2013?

You made that assumption all by yourself.


Actually you did with that stupid question.

I don't care either way, I think Al Jazeera is a reputable news source and has done a fantastic job covering events like the Arab Spring (got to watch the Anti-Israel bias though).

That being said, it's better than the sad disgrace that we call news channels here in the US like Fox, CNN and MSNBC and it'll be nice having a news station that doesn't feel obligated to tell us who knocked up some Kardashian lady.
 
2013-01-04 05:31:39 PM

BGates: Al Gore (super global warming guy) sells his network to a state owned news provider. The state (Qatar) makes it's money by the state run oil company. How is this OK with your super duper global warming buddies?


First, Al Jazeera Media Network hasn't been a public institution for a few years.

Second, Qatar is a regional leader in renewable energy. The solar installations being built will run 80% of their desalination plants.

But by all means, if there's evidence of a pro-petroleum agenda being pushed by AJ, it should be simple to find. Right? I mean, FOX News' is easy enough to prove.
 
2013-01-04 05:35:04 PM

Mrtraveler01: gunther_bumpass: I look forward to watching this with the captioning turned on.


HALLALLALALLALALLALALLALALLA!

/stupid..

You know they'll speak English right?



You are the pedantic twat I wrote that slashie for.
 
2013-01-04 05:40:45 PM

Mrtraveler01: BGates: The Bestest: BGates: Al Gore (super global warming guy) sells his network to a state owned news provider. The state (Qatar) makes it's money by the state run oil company. How is this OK with your super duper global warming buddies?

Why do people keep making the assumption that even hardcore liberals give half a shiat about Al Gore in 2013?

You made that assumption all by yourself.

Actually you did with that stupid question.

I don't care either way, I think Al Jazeera is a reputable news source and has done a fantastic job covering events like the Arab Spring (got to watch the Anti-Israel bias though).

That being said, it's better than the sad disgrace that we call news channels here in the US like Fox, CNN and MSNBC and it'll be nice having a news station that doesn't feel obligated to tell us who knocked up some Kardashian lady.


I agree. I could care less, but Al Gore making money that's linked to petroleum is typical of his type. Never practice what you preach. And unless you are one of Al Gores super duper global warming buddies, I wasn't asking the question of you. So get over it.
 
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