Current TV Bought By Al Jazeera

This week, former presidential candidate and global warming guru Al Gore sold his failing cable television network, Current TV, to an ideological ally: Al Jazeera. He’d had an offer from Glenn Beck to buy Current TV, but according to Beck, he turned it down out of hand on the grounds that the two were philosophically incompatible. He had no such qualms about pocketing $100 million from the Qatar-owned propaganda outlet for America’s terrorist enemies.

That’s no coincidence. The two most left-leaning networks in America are now owned by two of America’s greatest geopolitical foes. RT, which carries American hosts like Thom Hartmann, is Russia Today – it’s owned by the Kremlin. And now Current TV, which carried people like former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm (both of whom have now quit), is owned by a foreign government that backs terrorism.

The media has attempted, lamely, to spin the Al Jazeera purchase as a legitimate news outlet buying a legitimate news outlet. Howard Kurtz writes at CNN that “Al Jazeera English … doesn’t have the same reputation” as Al Jazeera proper (no doubt because Al Jazeera English is almost indistinguishable from the Western self-hatred evident on most liberal news networks). “In fact,” writes Kurtz, “no less a figure than Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has praised it as ‘real news,’ and the channel has won journalism awards for its reporting on the Arab Spring and other events.”

Kurtz does admit, however, that Al Jazeera does allow airtime for Egyptian Islamist Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who spends an inordinate amount of time raving about Jews and Americans, and who backs suicide terrorism. Qaradawi, Kurtz didn’t mention, actually appeared on air and said this: “Oh Allah, take this oppressive Jewish, Zionist band of people. Oh Allah, do not spare a single one of them.” But, says Kurtz, the network also has on Shimon Peres! Which is somewhat like saying that if you have on Adolf Hitler, mid-Holocaust, and also Neville Chamberlain, you’re evenhanded.

Kurtz hilariously proclaims that the network might “have its own biases.”
And that “Al Jazeera English is sometimes determined to paint the US in a negative light.”

Sometimes?

According to Gordon Crovitz in the Wall Street Journal,

“In 2008, Al Jazeera threw an on-air party for Samir Kuntar when he was released from an Israeli prison. Kuntar led a Palestine Liberation Front terrorist team that kidnapped an Israeli family in 1979. He shot the father and killed the 4-year-old daughter by smashing her head against rocks along the beach. In footage available on YouTube, Al Jazeera’s Beirut bureau chief hands Kuntar a scimitar to cut the celebratory cake and says: ‘This is the sword of the Arabs, Samir.’”

The newest chair of Al Jazeera is the cousin to the emir of Qatar. The emir recently signed a $400 million check to Hamas.

Well played, Mr. Vice President.

And the staff is angry. They’re not too upset about Al Jazeera’s hatred for Jews and Israel. And they’re not particularly perturbed about Al Jazeera’s history of supporting American enemies. No, they’re mad because Al Jazeera is owned by oil producers. “[Gore] has no credibility,” one Current TV staffer told Fox News. “He’s supposed to be the face of clean energy and just sold [the channel] to very big oil, the emir of Qatar! Current never even took big oil advertising – and Al Gore, that bulls—ter sells to the emir?” Another staffer was just as angry … about Gore making money. “Al was always lecturing us about green,” said the staffer. “He kept his word about green all right – as in cold, hard cash!”

The left’s reaction to the Al Jazeera sale – anger at the lack of environmentalism rather than the lack of moral compass – is astonishing, but revealing. They are ideologically aligned with Al Jazeera on foreign policy. They openly say so, when they reject even hearing an offer from Glenn Beck in order to sell to the producers of “Oh Allah, kill all the Jews” material.

What’s even scarier is that Gore’s sale represents not only the merger of American leftist media and the media of our enemies, but the merger of American leftism and the philosophy of our enemies. And that is truly frightening.

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  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    It is entirely the case that the red/green alliance is propping up worldwide terror, even if their end goals are not in sync. However, their immediate goals – the destruction of America, the west and Israel – morph completely.

    Thus, Gore (a radical leftist/red imbued) and Al Jazeera (Islamists aiming for Shariah Law, by any means possible, stealth-wise or through the sword) joined hands – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/09/09/shariah-law-e….

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • JacksonPearson

      Al Gore's a prosititute. As mentoned, he'd sell anything, including his butt for thirty pieces of silver.

    • tim

      shut up you moron

  • Guest

    You forget. Socialism sees no race colour or creed as a barrier to adherence, nor does Islam.

    They are evangelical in their quest to recruit followers.

    Socialism realises that the masses need religion, and thus Islam is a perfect fit. Christianity gave Kings devine right. Socialism despised this. Islam makes all Kings under Allah, or so they say

    • D-Boy

      Only the propagandist say Islam makes all Kings. Working hard are we? Christianity will make us sons of God, that quote comes from God himself.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Christianity gave Kings devine right…"

      Who, what, where, why, how and when?

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    It is now called Al Gorezeera.

    Al Bore, flying around in his private jet, and living in his large carbon footprint McMansion has become one of the 1%ers.

  • slider 96

    boycott any advertiser on the broadcast . that is the only recourse .

    • Neils60

      Better than that, don't watch it at all. Gore's "Current' was a total failure, on the brink of bankruptcy, with an average of 42,000 households watching at any particular time, even though it was available to a potential viewership of 40 million households.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Better than that, don't watch it at all."

        Both are required to make the point firmly.

  • Marty

    Hopefully, qatar and al-jarzeera were just ripped off by mr. gore. current's viewership is absurdly low. Perhaps, though, the ratings will improve with talk shows about how best to beat women, the benefits of pedophilia, the need to slaughter non-muslims, and beheadings and mutilations required by sharia law for adulterers, blasphemers, and apostates.

    • tim

      your an idiot and you are obviously a sheep! quit believing all the propaganda you moron. go search for the truth. GOD BLESS AMERICA

      • kaz

        lol. satire, tim. satire. you are both on the same team.

  • http://www.clarespark.com clarespark

    What if the title of this piece had been CBS bought by antisemites and Israel-haters? If anyone has been watching NCIS and its story arc regarding Ziva David and her Mossad director father Eli David, you might be alarmed at the propaganda content, which makes Jews aggressors, and Muslims just like Christians, with Ziva conveniently de-judaized under the gentile paternalism of her team. I wrote about it here: http://clarespark.com/2009/10/15/the-christianiza…. "The Christianization of Ziva David, NCIS." It is way worse than Philip Roth's short story "The Conversion of the Jews." Don't miss the fight that broke out in the comments section to my blog.

  • HiPlainsDrifter

    No one really watches the "gold standard" for Amerikan communist drivel, MSLSD, so what makes anyone
    think AlJizzera Jihad TV will be any different…
    Fail!

  • burt

    Al Gore was already a billionaire. He owns a large part of the oil company Occidental. It was given to his father by insider Arm&Hammer who was a friend of FDR and Uncle Joe.

  • kaz

    we had the chance to elect gore president of the united states in 2000. we did not. instead we elected the candidate who later, in response to a flagrant act of war by islam against our country, declared the offending criminal gang to be "a great religion of peace". i wonder what gore, a hypocritical, muslim sympathizing, america hating, liberal fool would have done differently. possibly gore would have proclaimed islam "the greatest religion of peace". when our elections are invariably between two candidates who both intend to betray us to the muslim invasion we are finished as a nation. bring on the "most beautiful sound" that bho has ever heard. we are ready to bow down and worship a god of evil.

  • Ghostwriter

    I doubt that Al Jazzera America is going to do very well.

    • jim

      ONLY REAL news that is out there. FOX and CNN are a joke. STOP believing all the propaganda they feed you. Don't be a sheep

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "…and Al Gore, that bulls—ter sells to the emir?” Another staffer was just as angry … about Gore making money. “Al was always lecturing us about green,” said the staffer. “He kept his word about green all right – as in cold, hard cash!”"

    These delusional freaks were warned many times about Gore. Think about his name. They got gored. But more to the point, we all knew he was a phony and warned them many times. They're too busy calling us "Islam-o-phobes" and whatnot to actually hear what they're missing. It's also "funny" that it took something this outrageous for them to even speak up at all. Yet their words are pretty tame considering what a traitor Gore has proved to be. PROVED by this transaction if nothing else impresses you.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      Funny is when all of the money he has sucked in is made worthless by Obamarhoid……….William

  • Red Dawn

    Al Jazeera actually is fair and balanced whereas Fox News is unfair and unbalanced.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Al Jazeera actually is fair and balanced whereas Fox News is unfair and unbalanced."

      In the alternate universe of the imagination.

    • Ghostwriter

      In what universe,Red Dawn? It's certainly not ours. Did you know that those creeps had done a birthday party for a guy name Samir Kutar? He was a guy who murdered a man and two little girls. One,her mother was afraid the terrorists would find her and tried to keep her quiet by putting her hand over her mouth. She did it too hard and she died. The other girl died when Kutar got a hold of her and beat her against a rock. Is THAT the sort of network we should have in America? I don't think so.

      • mikeamorphis

        shut up ghostwriter. you are obviously a dumbass

  • Ken Baskin

    Leave poor Al alone – hasn't he suffered enough?

    • WilliamJamesWard

      No!!!……………………….William

  • Ashwin

    So, its an outrage when an insignificant media entity is bought by a new network based in and controlled by a moderate islamic country which is incidentally also an ally of USA. However, the fact that the supposed biggest name in US news "Fox News" also has a islamic leader (Al-Waleed bin Talal) as its second biggest share holder, THAT doesn't get your attention!!!
    Now, either you are being willfully ignorant or just plain hypocrite.
    IMHO it al jazeera english is an excellent new agency on par with BBC or NHK world or PBS. In its ability to present the fact as facts and no malign the "news" program with the personal opinion or ideological bias. Besides, if you watch more than a few news outlets (right wing and left wing) the aggregated position is usually the reality.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "So, its an outrage when an insignificant media entity is bought by a new network based in and controlled by a moderate islamic country which is incidentally also an ally of USA"

      Qatar moderate? As moderate as other frenemies like the Saudis and Pakistanis. Yes, it is outrageous.

      However, the fact that the supposed biggest name in US news "Fox News" also has a islamic leader (Al-Waleed bin Talal) as its second biggest share holder, THAT doesn't get your attention!!!

      It's notable in a bad way, but he's an investor, not one controlling the brand or operations as far as we know.

      "Now, either you are being willfully ignorant or just plain hypocrite."

      Only in your mind. Drawing parallels without pointing out salient distinctions is a path to deception.

      "IMHO it al jazeera english is an excellent new agency on par with BBC or NHK world or PBS. In its ability to present the fact as facts and no malign the "news" program with the personal opinion or ideological bias."

      Aha. You're s silly dupe.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    You have to hand it to Al Gore, he has created a trendy life for himself, the poster boy of
    "Bought and paid for"…………………He should receive the useless man of the century award
    but with such a long list of other useless people on the left, Harry Reid, ShuckUSchumer,
    Obamaroid, Clinton and thousands of leftist traitors it would be a difficult pick…………
    Almost evert media outlet is a paid outlet for propaganda, indoctrination and falsehood.
    Anarchy is a new world wide plague and it may be that conservatives will be the only ones
    to endure and survive to change the fate of mankind…….maybe not!……….William

  • RUI

    Really, why is this news? The envirofascists are our enemies and have always been. The muslims and their financial and political enablers have always been our enemies. Did anybody really expect it to be otherwise? Did anybody even pondered that the church of Gore would suddenly grow a consciousness?

    The leftards are consistent in one thing and one thing alone: given the choice between good and evil, they will always chose evil 10 times out of 10. For the rest of us, good vs evil is not even a choice; the only choice is between 2 evils.

  • mary

    SO 99% of the people here are idiots and racist. AL JAZEERA is a much better news organization. At least they report what is actually going on. SCREW FAUX NEWS AND CNN. They are full of DUMB IDIOTS

  • kaz

    fox haters, you are absolutely right about fox. fox bends so far over backwards to be fair to liberals, islamic monsters, america haters, and other traitors, that it looks like a pretzel. al jazeera is no different from abc, msnbc, and cnn. in fact, al jazeera is better, because a j is labeled an islamic propaganda site, and is at least honest in its presentation of muslim lies. the alphabet media, on the other hand, pretends to broadcast the truth, and their truth is the same lies that a j tells. lets have more honesty in our media lies.

  • Wonderin'

    And that creep got the peace price – Ridiculous!

  • zyklonne

    Doesn't matter. Those who listen and believe in foolishness now are already dangerous. No TV network will change anything.

  • Real talk

    This is the most biased ahit ive ever heard. Al Jazeera is real news, unlike the close minded garbage you’re spewing here. Nice Ann Coulter ad you fascist pigs.