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Al Gore’s Current TV is Going Out of Business

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On October 28, 2012 @ 10:31 am In The Point | 11 Comments


Al Gore’s Current TV, former home of Keith Olbermann, current home of such stellar cable news personalities as Gavin Newsom, Elliot Spitzer, Jennifer Granholm and every failed left-wing politician who couldn’t get a job as a lobbyist, is “fielding offers from interested buyers [2].” In other news, Enron is looking to bring in fresh blood and Madoff is looking to diversify his portfolio.

Current TV was supposed to be an even more left wing MSNBC for those who thought Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews and Al Sharpton were right wingers. Apparently there weren’t many people who thought that and with Keith Olbermann gone, there isn’t much of a market for a video version of the Huffington Post, especially since that already exists.

Current TV functioned as a kind of filter trap for obnoxious unwatchable lefties. It took in people who don’t meet MSNBC’s standards and we’re talking about a cable news network that took in Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz and Al Sharpton,

Current TV took in Jennifer Granholm, who is either crazy or doing a good job of pretending to be. It took in Cenk Uygur, who formerly spammed YouTube for Huffington Post as a male version of a replygirl and then flunked out of MSNBC. It took in Keith Olbermann and had to dump him. It took in Elliot Spitzer who washed out at CNN. It took in Joy Behar whose voice gives small children seizures. And now Current TV is washed up.

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