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Al Jazeera buys Gore's Current TV, terms undisclosed

Postby Oldgringo » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:01 am

http://news.yahoo.com/al-jazeera-buys-c ... nance.html

This is the same guy who invented the Internet and almost became POTUS a dozen years ago? Say it ain't so.
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Re: Al Jazeera buys Gore's Current TV, terms undisclosed

Postby Topbuilder » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:43 am

Just what we need, another full-time enemy-propaganda channel. The attack from within continues.
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Re: Al Jazeera buys Gore's Current TV, terms undisclosed

Postby Beiruty » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:04 am

Topbuilder wrote:Just what we need, another full-time enemy-propaganda channel. The attack from within continues.



Can you elaborate? I watch Al-Jazeera in both Arabic and English. I also watch the US originated and funded Al-Arabiyya (24hrs Arabic News Channel) . Both carry news from the perspective of the those who live in Middle East and the US. If we do not understand the views of some 300 millions Arabs in the Middle East, then how can US formulate their foreign policy? How the 300+ millions of US citizen would understand what is going on that side of the world? How those 2 "nations" can understand each other and do mutually productive business?
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Re: Al Jazeera buys Gore's Current TV, terms undisclosed

Postby RPB » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:39 am

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Re: Al Jazeera buys Gore's Current TV, terms undisclosed

Postby anygunanywhere » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:53 am

Beiruty wrote:
Topbuilder wrote:Just what we need, another full-time enemy-propaganda channel. The attack from within continues.



Can you elaborate? I watch Al-Jazeera in both Arabic and English. I also watch the US originated and funded Al-Arabiyya (24hrs Arabic News Channel) . Both carry news from the perspective of the those who live in Middle East and the US. If we do not understand the views of some 300 millions Arabs in the Middle East, then how can US formulate their foreign policy? How the 300+ millions of US citizen would understand what is going on that side of the world? How those 2 "nations" can understand each other and do mutually productive business?


From what I see most of those in the middle east do not understand us either. No offense intended. If they can't understand the views of 300 million Americans why do I care how/what they think of me?

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Re: Al Jazeera buys Gore's Current TV, terms undisclosed

Postby RPB » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:03 am

Timing ...
Al (Gore) is probably avoiding some new tax by selling to Al (Jazeera)

Wonder what Al (Sharpton) is up to today, no news from him since ... yesterday

Is Mass Media doing News Alphabetically this year?
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Re: Al Jazeera buys Gore's Current TV, terms undisclosed

Postby RoyGBiv » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:08 am

anygunanywhere wrote:If they can't understand the views of 300 million Americans why do I care how/what they think of me?

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Re: Al Jazeera buys Gore's Current TV, terms undisclosed

Postby Beiruty » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:15 am

anygunanywhere wrote:
Beiruty wrote:
Topbuilder wrote:Just what we need, another full-time enemy-propaganda channel. The attack from within continues.



Can you elaborate? I watch Al-Jazeera in both Arabic and English. I also watch the US originated and funded Al-Arabiyya (24hrs Arabic News Channel) . Both carry news from the perspective of the those who live in Middle East and the US. If we do not understand the views of some 300 millions Arabs in the Middle East, then how can US formulate their foreign policy? How the 300+ millions of US citizen would understand what is going on that side of the world? How those 2 "nations" can understand each other and do mutually productive business?


From what I see most of those in the middle east do not understand us either. No offense intended. If they can't understand the views of 300 million Americans why do I care how/what they think of me?

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Al-Arabiyya is good start. How about starting a Foxnews in Arabic? If you do not show what US conservatism for Arabs (Who are socially conservative too) then, how said Arabs would understand What is USA is all about?!
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Re: Al Jazeera buys Gore's Current TV, terms undisclosed

Postby Mike1951 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:26 pm

Topbuilder wrote:Just what we need, another full-time enemy-propaganda channel. The attack from within continues.


I thought that was what Current TV always has been!
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Re: Al Jazeera buys Gore's Current TV, terms undisclosed

Postby fickman » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:34 pm

They refused to sell to Glenn Beck because the "legacy of ownership" matters. So they took half a billion from Al-Jazeera instead.
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Re: Al Jazeera buys Gore's Current TV, terms undisclosed

Postby DevilDawg » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:43 pm

People... Please keep in mind given the obscene profits involved for this transction it was done PRIOR to 2012 ending to save him from the huge tax increases he would face once we fell over the "cliff"
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Re: Al Jazeera buys Gore's Current TV, terms undisclosed

Postby daveboyd » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:25 pm

RPB wrote:Timing ...
Al (Gore) is probably avoiding some new tax by selling to Al (Jazeera)

Wonder what Al (Sharpton) is up to today, no news from him since ... yesterday

Is Mass Media doing News Alphabetically this year?


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Re: Al Jazeera buys Gore's Current TV, terms undisclosed

Postby philip964 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:06 pm

Foreign owned cable tv channels. Are there others? Do American's own or control Cable TV channels in other countries? In the Middle East?
Would Al have turned down a foreign government? Is the buyer partially owned by any government?
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Re: Al Jazeera buys Gore's Current TV, terms undisclosed

Postby Topbuilder » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:33 pm

Beiruty wrote:
Topbuilder wrote:Just what we need, another full-time enemy-propaganda channel. The attack from within continues.



Can you elaborate? I watch Al-Jazeera in both Arabic and English. I also watch the US originated and funded Al-Arabiyya (24hrs Arabic News Channel) . Both carry news from the perspective of the those who live in Middle East and the US. If we do not understand the views of some 300 millions Arabs in the Middle East, then how can US formulate their foreign policy? How the 300+ millions of US citizen would understand what is going on that side of the world? How those 2 "nations" can understand each other and do mutually productive business?



"Both carry news from the perspective of the those who live in Middle East and the US"

Sorry, I don't care. I Get the Arab view every day in the headlines. I'm about on overload. Some days I have to go to the back of the book just to see how it all ends.
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Re: Al Jazeera buys Gore's Current TV, terms undisclosed

Postby philip964 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:28 pm

Well have found out Al Jazeera is funded by Qatar government. Qatar is a big supporter of the US. But Qatar receives most of its income from the sale of hydrocarbons to the world. So the money to buy Al Gore's TV business came from the sale of hydrocarbons, which when burned emit CO2 gas into the atmosphere.

I consider CO2 gas to be a benign, helpful gas and not really anything to worry about, however, I believe Al has promoted the production, sale and burning of hydrocarbons and the resulting CO2 gas as something evil.
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