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    Re: AJE Buys Current TV To Create New American Network

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    What naming problem, I'm sure more people would watch AJE instead of Current TV.
    It'll be interesting to see how well it grows in the U.S. Now that they finally got their foot in the door, their big bankroll can defnitely open a lot of markets... that's when companies like Time Warner aren't slamming the door in their face before they even arrive.
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    re: Al-Jazeera buys Current TV from Al Gore.....[W:187,319]

    Ummm...you guys all know that Al Jazeera is heavily pro-Sunni, right? Or you just don't care because it's not a bias that you have the ability to notice?

    France 24 is much better.

    (lol, all the partisan lefties here just breathed a sigh of relief that at least I didn't mention an American station and the partisan righties just cursed that for all that, it still wasn't an American station)
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    re: Al-Jazeera buys Current TV from Al Gore.....[W:187,319]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    1 why would it matter if I was a Muslim?
    Well, if someone was all "The Christian Science Monitor" is just as objective as the mainstream news sources and it would be accepted were it not for "Christian" in the name!


    1. We should first the claim that the US public relies mostly on name in choosing news sources. That's an insult, even to stupid people.
    2. One must wonder, 'is the person making this claim a Christian'.


    Note: It's also possible for a Che t-shirt and/or a CT person to support AlJ. I was just asking a question to narrow the possibilities.

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    re: Al-Jazeera buys Current TV from Al Gore.....[W:187,319]

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
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    Collender said there are no rules against foreign ownership of a cable channel — unlike the strict rules limiting foreign ownership of free-to-air TV stations. He said the move is based on demand, adding that 40 percent of viewing traffic on Al-Jazeera English's website is from the U.S.

    Al-Jazeera has long struggled to get carriage in the U.S., and the deal suffered an immediate casualty as Time Warner Cable Inc., the nation's second-largest cable TV operator, announced it is dropping Current TV due to the deal.

    "Our agreement with Current has been terminated and we will no longer be carrying the service. We are removing the service as quickly as possible," the company said in a statement
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    Previous to Al-Jazeera's purchase, Current TV was in 60 million homes. It is carried by Comcast Corp., which owned less than a 10 percent stake in Current TV, as well as DirecTV. Neither company announced plans to drop the channel.

    In 2010, Al-Jazeera English's managing director, Tony Burman, blamed a "very aggressive hostility" from the Bush administration for reluctance among cable and satellite companies to show the network...
    That's funny because I watch al-Jazeera/AJE now on Time Warner Cable in NYC.
    It's right next to the Weather Channel (TWC): channels 92 and 93.
    It was great for things like the Egyptian Rev.

    I'm pretty sure we do Not see the same thing as al-Jazeera Arabic just translated.
    AJE more resembles BBC; many with with the same British accent.
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    re: Al-Jazeera buys Current TV from Al Gore.....[W:187,319]

    I am getting a good laugh out of this thread. Here, we have people talking about those evil terrorist Arabs owning Current TV now, while guess who is the second largest major stakeholder in FOX News? That's right, Sharia Prince Al Waleed bin Talal. The hypocrisy here made me laugh. LOL.
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    re: Al-Jazeera buys Current TV from Al Gore.....[W:187,319]

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis007 View Post
    You got it all figured out dont ya...

    your talking to someone who lived though 9/11..who hass followed the jihad and how it operates for over 17 years...
    In simpler terms, you listened to what Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity told you about the world since 9/11, and how it operates.

    Thanks for clarifying that.

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    re: Al-Jazeera buys Current TV from Al Gore.....[W:187,319]

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Ummm...you guys all know that Al Jazeera is heavily pro-Sunni, right? Or you just don't care because it's not a bias that you have the ability to notice?

    France 24 is much better.

    (lol, all the partisan lefties here just breathed a sigh of relief that at least I didn't mention an American station and the partisan righties just cursed that for all that, it still wasn't an American station)
    It's not Al Jazeera it's Al Jazeera English they are an entirely different organization that does more international stuff than Arab and Muslim and when they do it's usually not biased. Nothing is translated either it's all original content.

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    Re: AJE Buys Current TV To Create New American Network

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That's what you think, given your perspective and opinions. And I think your position on this is crap.
    Americans (notably those in the right wing) determine whether something is "crap" solely based on their prejudices, and the name of an organization/station, etc. is what affects that prejudice.

    In the US, it's all about packaging. Packaging determines appeal. What's inside is irrelevant. If Al Jazeera learns this, it's station will do well in the US. Case closed.

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    Re: AJE Buys Current TV To Create New American Network

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    Americans (notably those in the right wing) determine whether something is "crap" solely based on their prejudices, and the name of an organization/station, etc. is what affects that prejudice.

    In the US, it's all about packaging. Packaging determines appeal. What's inside is irrelevant... Case closed.
    (bold and underline mine)

    Do you believe this about yourself as well? If not, why do you think Americans are stupid idiots?

    Are you Muslim?
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    re: Al-Jazeera buys Current TV from Al Gore.....[W:187,319]

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Well, if someone was all "The Christian Science Monitor" is just as objective as the mainstream news sources and it would be accepted were it not for "Christian" in the name!
    True, but irrelevant. The Christian Science Monitor would be read by almost no Americans if it were named "The Islamic Science Monitor", even if all it's content was identical.

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    1. We should first the claim that the US public relies mostly on name in choosing news sources. That's an insult, even to stupid people.
    In that case, Americans must be good at insulting themselves.

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