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  • So, will they keep the Current TV brand and throw Al Jazeera programming on it, or will Al Jazeera's 24-hour news channel finally get on my local cable package? Because I've been wanting that for a long time; they're the second-best 24-hour news channel out there, next to the BBC.
  • I wish I could still watch news channels.

    Living with my lame girlfriend now.

    She only watches BS like "American Ass Pickers," or "Some A-Hole Travels to a Restaurant."

    Life sucks.
  • Am I supposed to be offended by this sale?
    My mother (once a even keeled, slightly liberal Democrat... turned into a Rush is Right, the world is against us, brown people are bad crazy tea party conservative almost overnight) was mad this morning about it, and tried to pick a fight with me over it.
    "Al Gore sold his news channel to Al-Jazeera... wouldn't sell it to Glenn Beck, but sold it to the Arabs".

    I see no issue with it, but apparently she believes it is run by the Taliban
  • A few of my more "redneck" friends on Facebook picked up on this story and posted how Al Gore was benefiting from a terrorist organization.

    It took me a minute to figure it out when I realized that I though they had mistaken Al Jazeera for Al Qaeda.

    I thought we'd all have a big laugh about the mistake. I was wrong. They are actually functionally retarded and believe that the news organization is a wing of a terrorist org.

    This weekend I start de-friending.
  • sararenne: Am I supposed to be offended by this sale?
    My mother (once a even keeled, slightly liberal Democrat... turned into a Rush is Right, the world is against us, brown people are bad crazy tea party conservative almost overnight) was mad this morning about it, and tried to pick a fight with me over it.
    "Al Gore sold his news channel to Al-Jazeera... wouldn't sell it to Glenn Beck, but sold it to the Arabs".

    I see no issue with it, but apparently she believes it is run by the Taliban


    I love how people who hurr and durr about the "free market" seem to think the gubbmit should tell Algore (I have never, ever figured out why thats supposed to be insulting, but right-wingers spell his name like that all the time; it's the same people who say "Democrat party") to sell his channel to Glenn Beck.
  • doczoidberg: I wish I could still watch news channels.

    Living with my lame girlfriend now.

    She only watches BS like "American Ass Pickers," or "Some A-Hole Travels to a Restaurant."

    Life sucks.


    I don't know what the first one you listed is, but I feel your pain about the second.
  • sararenne: Am I supposed to be offended by this sale?


    Gore could have waited until the start of the fiscal cliff tax increases that he wanted to impose on the rest of the US. Y'know, just to be fair.
  • mbillips: So, will they keep the Current TV brand and throw Al Jazeera programming on it, or will Al Jazeera's 24-hour news channel finally get on my local cable package? Because I've been wanting that for a long time; they're the second-best 24-hour news channel out there, next to the BBC.


    More than likely Current TV will become the de facto name for Al Jazeera in the states. Less foreign sounding, you know.
  • Fox News is owned by some Saudi or other.
  • Go Go Gorezeera.

    Wee-ooo-ooo
  • And this guy was almost president.
  • He also doged being taxed on 100 million in income while saying we need to tax the rich.

    Such a piece of scum.
  • Why am I short of attention?
  • doczoidberg: I wish I could still watch news channels.

    Living with my lame girlfriend now.

    She only watches BS like "American Ass Pickers," or "Some A-Hole Travels to a Restaurant."

    Life sucks.


    You sound gay.

    /get a BF and start watching real housewives and schtuppin' fudge
  • TIKIMAN87: He also doged being taxed on 100 million in income while saying we need to tax the rich.

    Such a piece of scum.


    He tried, word is the deal did not close in time, so he will owe 8.8 million more.

    But ya, scumbag of the highest order. Publicly states he sold to them because they share his political views. Remember, this is the network that just threw a birthday party for an arab who killed a 4 year old Israeli girl with the butt of his rifle, after killing her father in front of her. Same network that just aired a documentary of Bin Laden showing what a great guy he was.
  • mbillips: So, will they keep the Current TV brand and throw Al Jazeera programming on it, or will Al Jazeera's 24-hour news channel finally get on my local cable package? Because I've been wanting that for a long time; they're the second-best 24-hour news channel out there, next to the BBC.


    Theoretically Current and Al-Jazeera English would merge.

    As for getting it on your teevee? Not gonna happen. Time-Warner dropped Current like a hot potato yesterday, and presumably all the other major cable/sat providers will do the same before AJ takes over. If they wouldn't carry AJE before, they're not carrying this going forward.

    However, AJE is available on internet streaming including Roku. Also, for under $200 you could install a free-to-air satellite dish (slightly bigger than the normal DirecTV/Dish dish, but not the old giant dishes) and get AJE, Russian and Chinese propaganda stations, a dozen crazy religious broadcasters, and tons of foreign-language stuff.
  • mbillips: So, will they keep the Current TV brand and throw Al Jazeera programming on it, or will Al Jazeera's 24-hour news channel finally get on my local cable package? Because I've been wanting that for a long time; they're the second-best 24-hour news channel out there, next to the BBC.


    Current TV will be rebranded as Al Jazeera America. Current's studios in NYC will be updated and its staff doubled. Content will be 60% originating from these studios and 40% from Al Jazeera English in London.
  • SlothB77: And this guy was almost president.


    And a shame he wasn't. He's already exhibited a hundred times the business acumen of the ostensible "businessman President" who couldn't make a Texas oil business profitable.
  • Since Al Jazeera were the ones that initially (?) ran the Osama Bin Laden videos, they'll always be associated with terrorism by some, no matter what.
  • sararenne: Am I supposed to be offended by this sale?
    My mother (once a even keeled, slightly liberal Democrat... turned into a Rush is Right, the world is against us, brown people are bad crazy tea party conservative almost overnight) was mad this morning about it, and tried to pick a fight with me over it.
    "Al Gore sold his news channel to Al-Jazeera... wouldn't sell it to Glenn Beck, but sold it to the Arabs".

    I see no issue with it, but apparently she believes it is run by the Taliban


    Read my post. AJ calls people a hero if they beat little girls to death with rifle butts. If you have no problem with that, I just don't have the words.
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