AL GORE has finally succeeded with Current TV by selling it, for a rumored very healthy profit.
Al Jazeera on Wednesday announced a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore, a former vice president, and his business partners seven years ago. Al Jazeera plans to shut Current and start an English-language channel, which will be available in more than 40 million homes, with newscasts emanating from both New York and Doha, Qatar. For Al Jazeera, which is financed by the government of Qatar, the acquisition is a coming of age moment. – Brian Stelter, New York Times
I’ve been on Al Jazeera English many times and have been interview on their Arab network partner as well. Americans remain ignorant of just how important this outlet is to get a side of the news from the Middle East that simply isn’t offered anywhere else.
It’s a lot less propaganda than Fox News Channel, that’s for sure.
Time/Warner Cable pulled Current TV after the sale was announced. If that doesn’t give you an example of the American media attitude nothing will.
When it comes to the Middle East, Al Jazeera is the best network on planet earth. It’s long past time Americans saw the unvarnished reality playing out in this region, without the U.S. spin, which is dominated by political ideological influences.
Eyes wide open, Al Jazeera America, should be in every home in this country. Knowledge is the power behind change.