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Al Gore Sells Current TV to Al-Jazeera

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    Al-Jazeera buys Current TV from Al Gore

    Al Gore would not sell Current TV to Glen Beck but he will sell to Al-Jazeera.

    Any opinions on this story ... hey it's a free capitalist country ... but Al-Jazeera Al ... :confused3:

    where would they have been without your internet Al?

    I thought Al hated big oil ... isn't that what was in his movie?

    On the good side Al missed the old capital gains rate ...
    lost his partners $8 million and our deficit gained $8 million ... thanks Al.

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    Kinda like that mission statement of AJ. I wonder if they mean it as much as FOX means "fair and balanced".
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    Last thing Americans need is a terrorist television station.
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    Didn't know they're a terrorist television station? Do you have a link I could get please?

    Saw this story this morning and its kinda strange to me they're buying it but I guess it makes sense too, if I were a company I would like to get into other markets, make more money.;)

    Either way I don't care much, this is a free society and people can buy what they choose. I won't watch it as I never watched Current TV or w/e its called...
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    Fair and Balanced means one shill with an opposing view who balances the opinion of 3-5 others. :p

    As for Al-Jazeera English ... I've linked to them here ... why not ... this will be interesting to see how it plays out.
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    "Keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer."

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    AJ English News has been on Oz free to air TV for ages.

    It's on the SBS network which is funded mostly by the Aust government.

    I really don't see the issue.

    No doubt some will see it as a modern day equivalent of Tokyo Rose or Lord Hee-Haw , but hopefully most will just see it for what it is.
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    I won't be watching it and could not care less. I only hope that Al made a healthy profit at their expense.
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    I probably won't watch but i do read their site from time to time and also I like RT which is an English Russian news site and Times of India. I don't trust any news site to be honest ... so a view from the foreign sites brings perspective at times. Not much of a different slant really ... but what I find is they will put at the forefront what an American site will have but kind of bury. You can take something you find at those and Google it and very few American sites have it - that kind of says it all.

    going back to the time where I got my news from NBC, the Providence Journal and the Boston Globe and Herald all but NBC in print form I must say I like this way better.
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    So Al opted to outsource his sale, before he'd sell to a homegrown company he didn't politically agree with. Interesting. More interesting is the fact that he sold it before his taxes might go up. I'd say I'm surprised but.
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    No ... he did not get in before the capital gains cut ... but what a profit for a TV network nobody but Beck wanted. I believe Beck offered 100 million and Al et al sold it for $500 million which was like a $440,000,000 profit. the irony was Al in his documentary railing away at big oil and he ended up selling to a network born and maintained by the big oil state Qatar ... hey only in America as they say. It's not all bad ... competition for Fox, MSNBC and CNN ... gotta love it. The American Muslim population is growing ... they will be worth double that in 5 years.
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    Ah, well in that case I stand corrected on both counts. :( With that, I think it's safe to say Al Gore is a capitalist at heart.
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    Gore family

    Occidental's coal interests were represented for many years by attorney and former U.S. Senator Albert Gore, Sr., among others. Gore, who had a long-time close friendship with Hammer, became the head of the subsidiary Island Creek Coal Company, upon his election loss in the Senate. Much of Occidental's coal and phosphate production was in Tennessee, the state Gore represented in the Senate, and Gore owned shares in the company. Former Vice President Albert Gore, Jr. received much criticism from environmentalists, when the shares passed to the estate after the death of Albert Gore Sr., and Albert Gore Jr. was a son and the executor of the estate.[71][72] Albert Gore Jr. did not exercise control over the shares, which were eventually sold when the estate closed.[73][74]

    In 1998, the U.S. government sold the Elk Hills naval petroleum reserve to Occidental for $3.65 billion. According to the government, the reserve was no longer strategically necessary, and the reserve was sold to reduce the national debt and the size of the government. To ensure competition, the field was sold in segments and offered to multiple bidders.[75] Critics cited Vice President Al Gore's involvement with the company as evidence of graft.[71]

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    Armand Hammer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Interesting connection between the two families. They're both socialists.
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    I think it is funny that people went crazy over the fact that Romney inherited wealth and yet they seem fine with people like Al Gore, JFK, Kerry and so on. Damn those rich republicans ;)
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    It's pretty much public knowledge that Al Jazeera is sympathetic to Islamic terrorists. And we all agree that Islamic terrorists are the enemy.

    Where you been?
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    I thought the Romney attained his wealth through his business accumen???

    Here is a surprise most of congess is made up of millionaires..
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    I never heard that. AJ will never be mistaken for sterling journalism but to call it terrorist is very over the top.
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    I think it might have had something to do with his behavior, like dodging the draft while JFK, Kerry and, to a lesser degree, Gore, all served in combat. It's the disconnected entitlement thing that came along with the inheretance.

    From the Wiki entry on Gore:

    Gore eventually decided that the best way he could contribute to the anti-war effort was to enlist in the Army, which would improve his father's reelection prospects. Although nearly all of his Harvard classmates avoided the draft and service in Vietnam, Gore believed if he found a way around military service, he would be handing an issue to his father's Republican opponent. According to Gore's Senate biography, "He appeared in uniform in his father's campaign commercials, one of which ended with his father advising: 'Son, always love your country.' Despite this, Al senior lost the election.

    Gore has said that his other reason for enlisting was that he did not want someone with fewer options than he to go in his place. Actor Tommy Lee Jones, a former college housemate, recalled Gore saying that "if he found a fancy way of not going, someone else would have to go in his place." His Harvard advisor, Richard Neustadt, also stated that Gore decided, "that he would have to go as an enlisted man because, he said, 'In Tennessee, that's what most people have to do.'"


    Say what you want about Gore, but to compare him to Romney is laughable.
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    Who called it terrorist? I said they are SYMPATHETIC toward Islamic terrorists. They also support sharia law...so that's 2 strikes against them.
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