|Former President Al Gore sells Current TV .|
The new year swings in with a major Media shock . Al Gore sold his Current TV to Al-Jazeera. It's the oddest and most Un- American move ever made by a rich American . Gore reaped a good 100 million dollars , by the lowest market standards Gore undersold Current TV's value . I would have been more happier had he sold Current TV to CNN , or CNBC . etc. Nope he chose to sell to a Saudi Arabian TV media source that has been known for it's seemingly Pro-Terrorist , and anti- American stance .Current is really the only consistent source of documentary style programming in regards to the issue of the War on Drugs. Will the new ownership continue the direction that Current TV has taken in regards to that issue? There are countless Americans who have become educated on the issues, and are finally seeing the harm that our current prohibition has produced. It would be a shame to see that end. Before Al-Jazeera bought Current TV, ** TheBlaze looked into buying it but we were rejected by progressive owners. Note: We would have put
#TheBlazeTV in millions of homes across the country, not the existing line up.Well, how could Al Gore possibly refuse such an appealing offer? After all, people who watch Bill Press and Stephanie Miller will happily give them up for a chance to watch Blaze TV.Atlantic Wire’s report confirms that Beck did indeed approach Current TV a year ago. The big question, perhaps, is what Al Jazeera plans to do with its new reach into America. "They could pitch it squarely at the Left as some sort of foreign-policy-heavy adjunct to MSNBC, or they could emphasize kinda sorta straight news reporting on the Arab Spring and Middle East as an alternative to CNN," Hot Air's Allahpundit suggests. Whatever path it takes, "the acquisition is a coming of age moment" for # Al Jazeera, says Brian Stelter at The New York Times. The globally successful and well-regarded Arab network has convinced "Gore and the other owners of Current that it has the journalistic muscle and the money to compete head-to-head with CNN and other news channels in the United States." Now it just has to convince Americans to tune in. “By acquiring Current TV, Al Jazeera will significantly expand our existing distribution footprint in the U.S., as well as increase our news gathering and reporting efforts in America,” Al Jazeera Director General Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani said in a news release. “We look forward to working together with our new cable and satellite partners to serve our new audiences across the U.S.”The new channel, which will provide domestic and international news for a U.S. audience, will be based in New York, with plans to open up new bureaus across the United States and double the network’s staff there to more than 300 employees, the network said.