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    Thumbs down "Al Jazeera America"

    OH Great. Now we'll have our own terrorist network. Thanks Al Gore.

    And He and Joel Hyatt seem to think they made a wise decision for the transaction.

    "Al and I are thrilled and proud to announce that a few moments ago Current was acquired by Al Jazeera, the award winning international news organization.

    When considering the several suitors who were interested in acquiring Current, it became clear to us that Al Jazeera was founded with the same goals we had for Current: To give voice to those whose voices are not typically heard; to speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view; and to tell the important stories that no one else is telling. Al Jazeera, like Current, believes that facts and truth lead to a better understanding of the world around us.

    Al and I did significant due diligence as part of our evaluation process. We were impressed with all that we learned about Al Jazeera and its journalistic integrity, global reach, award-winning programming, and growing influence around the world. That influence has recently been demonstrated by Al Jazeera’s important and impactful coverage of the Arab Spring, which was widely credited as being the most thorough and informative coverage from any media company. Colin Powell told Al that Al Jazeera is the only cable news network he watches (which he is able to do because Comcast carries it in the Washington, DC market).

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    The rest of the world thinks so too. Al Jazeera English has won many, many awards including an Alfred I DuPont Award for Best Documentary, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Four Freedoms Awards for freedom of speech and expression, an Amnesty International Award for International TV and Radio, the prestigious Peabody Award, and the Huffington Post Ultimate Media Gamechanger award."


    Well Hey if Colin Powell watches it and it got the Huffington Post Awards it can't be all bad. Not.

    Maybe they could hire Keith Olbermann back. He would fit right in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by printer2 View Post
    You could always stick your head in the sand.
    If I was Canadian I would. But what do we need with a network that thinks Osama Bin Laden is a Saint? That's a rhetorical question so you don't need to respond.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bb View Post
    If I was Canadian I would. But what do we need with a network that thinks Osama Bin Laden is a Saint? That's a rhetorical question so you don't need to respond.
    Have you read their articles? I think you do not know what you are talking about.
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    Al Gore is a tree hugging idiot. He hates oil but loves the money he makes from his investments in oil. He is super rich. He stands to get 100 million dollars out of this sale and I hope the government taxes the crap out of him,

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    Quote Originally Posted by welling service View Post
    Al Gore is a tree hugging idiot. He hates oil but loves the money he makes from his investments in oil. He is super rich. He stands to get 100 million dollars out of this sale and I hope the government taxes the crap out of him,
    Make Algore go live in the desert with the rest of his desert rats. Just another Dem schmuck, who'll lie about anything for a buck. Scumbag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tunnel_rat View Post
    Make Algore go live in the desert with the rest of his desert rats. Just another Dem schmuck, who'll lie about anything for a buck. Scumbag.
    And if he was a Republican that had a network to sell and made a good buck off it would he also have to live in the desert?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bb View Post
    OH Great. Now we'll have our own terrorist network. Thanks Al Gore.
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    Al Jazeera/Al Gore....Obama/Osama....anyone seeing a pattern here?

    Looks like a good reason to drop DirecTV and go with Dish, which is more inclined to drop Current once their contract is up. Since DirecTV won't comment on the issue, and I have been having a lot of battles with them anyway, it's time to change dishes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    Al Jazeera/Al Gore....Obama/Osama....anyone seeing a pattern here?

    Looks like a good reason to drop DirecTV and go with Dish, which is more inclined to drop Current once their contract is up. Since DirecTV won't comment on the issue, and I have been having a lot of battles with them anyway, it's time to change dishes.
    Besides, Direct TV is about to raise their prices, but so isn't everybody. I've been researching dropping all satellite, getting a HD antennae and wiring the puter up to TV or an Apple TV box for movies and my favorite TV programs.

    After Printer's insistance that Al Jazeera is unbiased I decided to go watch their internet tv. They WERE reporting mostly unbiased reporting and I thought it would be ok until I watched a clip on Bangledesh ship wreckers. Kids working in the dangerous scenarios and environmental abuses galore. That was all ok until some idiot almost got crushed by some huge pipe fixture and the other workers were commenting how "Allah Saved You" /in terrorist accent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bb View Post
    Besides, Direct TV is about to raise their prices, but so isn't everybody. I've been researching dropping all satellite, getting a HD antennae and wiring the puter up to TV or an Apple TV box for movies and my favorite TV programs.

    After Printer's insistance that Al Jazeera is unbiased I decided to go watch their internet tv. They WERE reporting mostly unbiased reporting and I thought it would be ok until I watched a clip on Bangledesh ship wreckers. Kids working in the dangerous scenarios and environmental abuses galore. That was all ok until some idiot almost got crushed by some huge pipe fixture and the other workers were commenting how "Allah Saved You" /in terrorist accent.
    I would not say unbiased but rather they do report without an anti-West bias. They do have reporting/editorials that have strong bias but they allow opinions from different viewpoints to be heard. You get a better understanding of the reasoning in the ME even when you read some opinions that you think are whacked. You also realize there are more things going on out in the world than what we get in our news here. It would be interesting if you could get a translation of their news service that is reported in Arabic.

    Actually just used Google to translate it, more ME focused but seems like the tone is the same.
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    It's interesting that "al" is a definite article in Arabic, pretty much the same as "the" is in English. So, allah does not mean "God", but rather "the god". To Muslims, Al Gore must mean "the" gore, which sounds about right.
    Government is a disease...
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    It doesn't matter how unbiased Al Jazeera may be at any given time. Muslims have proven over and over again that they are willing to pretend to be what ever way will get them access to governments, world organizations or media, and then turn on a dime once they have a good hold on where they are. This is all taught in Mohamed's qur'an. Yes, it really is some sort of plot to take over the world. And libbies of the world just keep on believing Muslims as they keep on deceiving everyone. It works out well for libbies though. Libbies are fine with what Muslims keep doing to them as they bend over.
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
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