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Al Jazeera Acquires Current TV
01-02-2013, 06:48 PM
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Al Jazeera Acquires Current TV
Quote:Jazeera on Wednesday completed a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore and his business partners seven years ago.

Current will provide the pan-Arab news giant with something it has sought for years: a pathway into American living rooms. Current is available in about 60 million of the 100 million homes in the United States with cable or satellite service.

Rather than simply use Current to distribute its English-language channel, called Al Jazeera English and based in Doha, Qatar, Al Jazeera will create a new channel, called Al Jazeera America, based in New York. Roughly 60 percent of the programming will be produced in the United States, while the remaining 40 percent will come from Al Jazeera English.

Al Jazeera may absorb some Current TV staff members, according to people with knowledge of the deal who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. But Current’s schedule of shows will most likely be dissolved in the spring.

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/20...urrent-tv/

I'll miss watching Stephanie Miller in the morning. Sad

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01-02-2013, 08:28 PM
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Well, I didn't get it on my cable level anyway, but I'm still going to miss it. Cool

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01-02-2013, 10:56 PM
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Get ready for it, the cons are gonna have a field day over this. Breaking News! The Muslims are coming! AL Gore is a Muslim ..or.. Obama turned Al Gore into a Muslim! It's a communist/socialist/fascist plot! Obama gives Muslim Brotherhood their own network! Live on Fox!

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01-03-2013, 11:47 AM (This post was last modified: 01-03-2013 11:50 AM by suzie.)
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Angryfire RE: Al Jazeera Acquires Current TV
That seems kind of mild for what they'll say, PT. You need 48 pt colored letters and blinking graphics.

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01-04-2013, 07:11 AM
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(01-03-2013 11:47 AM)suzie Wrote:  That seems kind of mild for what they'll say, PT. You need 48 pt colored letters and blinking graphics.

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01-03-2013, 01:56 PM
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This seems like a good time to bring up that Rupert Murdoch's second-biggest investor is Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal -- who also has connections to a big investor in the "Ground Zero Mosque." NONE of which is a crime or even wrong -- it just goes to show how "true conservative" types can get livid over something they have no idea their own are actually engaging in, too.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2010/08/20/...has/169601
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01-04-2013, 06:54 AM
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I always found the Muslim hate from the right so odd. For a long time, Muslim-Americans were strongly supportive of the Republican Party - even going for Bush in 2000. Many hold the same values of Christians...especially conservative ones. But of course, they're brown and anyone brown is scary to 'em.
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