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Congress Must hold Hearings
into the Al Jazeera Deal

Accuracy in Media, by Cliff Kincaid

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/12/2013 12:10:48 PM

If Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) lets the Al Jazeera-Al Gore deal go through without scrutiny, then every broadcast entity or communications facility in America is ripe for the plucking by any of our nation’s enemies and adversaries. For those who haven’t been paying attention lately, the government of Qatar has announced a deal through Al Jazeera with former Democratic Vice President Al Gore for his Current TV cable channel, in order to transform it into an arm of its Jihadist or “Terror TV” network, once known as a mouthpiece for mass

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As if this would ever happen. In Washington they are more concerned about political correctness than the security of this nation. Benghazi and Fast and Furious show how well these congressional hearings go.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/12/2013 12:31:56 PM     (No. 9112704)

No one watches current tv. Those few that do are irredeemable. Al Jazeera could not do as much damage as the NYTs, WaPo, LAtimes, Time, Newsweek, NBC, ABC, CBS -- all of which would have to skew right to get to Al Jazeera´s position. So I can´t get concerned about this deal.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 1/12/2013 12:37:32 PM     (No. 9112722)

But, but, but - - it´s Algore.

How could anyone not like Algore?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: trackman999, 1/12/2013 12:38:01 PM     (No. 9112724)

As foreign ownership of a US T.V. station is illegal , why has no one, anyone, opposing this deal?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Foulbill, 1/12/2013 12:40:54 PM     (No. 9112738)

If the congress won´t take this on, the American people can do it by themselves. All we have to do is tell the cable companies to drop the programming or we´ll drop the cable company. The beauty of the capitalism that THE ONE so loves.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: southernboy, 1/12/2013 2:36:48 PM     (No. 9112933)

I read the other day that CurrentTV had 50,000 viewers!

Big Whoopee!!! Just a few more than MSNBC!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/12/2013 3:15:55 PM     (No. 9113003)

Just try to imagine Tass or Pravda taking over one of our networks such as NBC or CBS.

That wasn´t hard - was it?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Achilles, 1/12/2013 7:20:16 PM     (No. 9113269)

Gore is a traitor.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/12/2013 11:53:41 PM     (No. 9113492)

Anyone remember back when they smacked Gates on the hand for wanting a monopoly ?

Any bets here ?

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