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The Al Jazeera Liberals
Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S. Tobin

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Posted By:pineledger, 1/4/2013 3:15:03 PM

The sale of Al Gore’s Current TV to Al Jazeera is apparently more than just a business deal in which the world’s most prominent critic of fossil fuels made a fortune with an oil-rich emirate. According to the New York Times editorial page, the creation of a new Al Jazeera America is a blow struck for diversity in journalism. The Times feels Time Warner Cable is wrong to drop the new channel from its broadcast lineup. The implication is that those who have expressed shock or outrage about the spectacle of a former vice president of the United States
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Whether Time Warner carries Al Jazeera or not is not the New York Times´ decision.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 1/4/2013 4:00:10 PM     (No. 9098786)

Current refused to dell to Glen Beck because his basic core beliefs were not in line with Currents. I don´t really care, Current is a private corp they can sell or not sell to whomever they wish for whatever reason they wish.

But having turned down one suitor on moral grounds one can only assume that the eventual buyer, Al Jazeera, passed ideological and "moral" muster. In fact Currents first response to the news of Becks overtures was made publec actually stated that Currents goals and world view were in line with Al Jazeeras. That was rather quickly scrubbed from the net.

Occasionally a leftist is caught telling the truth, but a miniter of truth usually catches it and expunges it quickly, as was done here.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: rockymtnhigh, 1/4/2013 4:18:25 PM     (No. 9098808)

I´ve already sent a message to Comcast asking for that channel to be deleted from my cable line-up and an appropriate refund credited to my bill. Not holding my breath, but if enough customers do the same..........

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Reply 3 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/4/2013 4:30:04 PM     (No. 9098832)

I have watched some Al Jazeera programs on the internet. Many of them are better than American tv.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: uno, 1/4/2013 7:10:39 PM     (No. 9099133)

#3 - That´s the hook. Look professional and honest until they get a footing in the U.S. Then...

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