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News Desk: Al Jazeera Buys Al Gore’s Current TV

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.

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4 Responses to News Desk: Al Jazeera Buys Al Gore’s Current TV

  1. Jane Austen January 3, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    I also am an avid fan of Al Jazeera and find it much more informative than the American media. They have special documentaries that you don’t even see on American media. You don’t have to agree with their points of view but they are a breath of fresh air in the world of media.

  2. Cujo359 January 3, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

    This reminds me of why I don’t have cable. Hundreds of channels, but nothing’s on.

  3. secularhumanizinevoluter January 3, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

    And best of all they beat out that walking turd Beck to buy it!!

  4. mjsmith January 4, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    “It’s a lot less propaganda than Fox News Channel, that’s for sure” What is the name of the show on Current that is NOT propaganda?

    I was into Current when they showed user created content. I was also active on their website when it was open to different points of views.

    There is some good things about Al Jazeera and there are some very bad things about Al Jazeera.

    I am not a fan of the wahabi extremism that the Quatar “government” likes to export. I am really looking forward to the english version of the osama bin laden bio that presents him as a hero.

    The blatant hypocrisy of the Quatar government, which owns Al Jazeera, is disgusting. The wahabi pipeline that sends and supports terrorists to Iraq and Syria is a crime. The say that they support freedom and at the same time imprison people for life because they wrote a poem that says someting bad (probably true) about a quatari prince.

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