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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    1. The government should not be supporting any particular viewpoint in the media and I don't think that it does as much, or in the way, that paranoid conservatives think it does. In general, the government doesn't need to control the media because lazy corporate controlled media outlets are usually all too willing to accept the pronouncements of government officials as facts.

    The only way to effectively address this is to cultivate a media marketplace that provides more access to diverse opinions and facts. That is why net neutrality is so important. That is also the reason why I welcome the addition of Al Jazeera to more cable TV systems. It will provide people with previously unavailable content.

    2. Again, more media diversity will get people closer to the truth than a narrow range of corporate sponsored opinions and facts. No one can stop people from putting out "bad" messages. People need to learn media literacy in school and seek out the most reliable sources of information. Education and freedom are the keys to a functioning democracy.


    Talking Points Memo & Impact Segment Media largely ignores the Al Gore-Al Jazeera deal Guests: Bernie Goldberg

    "The network news pretty much ignored Al Gore selling his far-left cable network to Al Jazeera; MSNBC in prime time didn't mention it at all. But what if Mitt Romney had sold one of his companies to Al Jazeera? Do you think the national news media would have ignored it? They would have been hysterical, proving again how corrupt the national media really is. The same standards of reportage are not applied to Republicans and Democrats. Al Gore sold out his principles to people who are unfriendly to human rights, who make massive money trafficking in oil, and who couldn't care less about Gore's big passion, global warming. Al Gore is an unbelievable hypocrite, but you would not know that by watching the network news. The implication of that is huge: No longer are we getting fair news coverage from many broadcast operations. We are living in a complicated age where the federal government is amassing enormous power over all our lives. The harsh truth is that the American press, which is supposed to look out for all the folks, often ignore stories that go against their guys. And since the national media is overwhelmingly liberal, conservative Americans are getting hammered."

    The Factor asked Bernie Goldberg to opine on the mainstream media's handling of the Al Gore - Al Jazeera story. "Isn't it interesting," Goldberg observed, "that the mainstream media that hyperventilated over Mitt Romney's comment that he had 'women in binders' shows virtually no interest in anything you just talked about. Al Gore said he wanted to sell to an organization that shared his journalistic values, but in 2008 Al Jazeera threw an on-air party for a Palestinian terrorist who had kidnapped an Israeli family and bashed in the head of a 4-year-old girl. The mainstream media is apparently willing to accept the explanation that Al Jazeera English is different from Al Jazeera Arabic." The Factor added that Al Gore has been hiding under his desk, saying, "He has not provided any statement or defended himself in any way."
    Bill O'Reilly: The O'Reilly Factor - Monday, January 14, 2013




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

    Bill O'Reilly: The O'Reilly Factor - Monday, January 14, 2013

    Talking Points Memo & Impact Segment Media largely ignores the Al Gore-Al Jazeera deal Guests: Bernie Goldberg

    "The network news pretty much ignored Al Gore selling his far-left cable network to Al Jazeera; MSNBC in prime time didn't mention it at all. But what if Mitt Romney had sold one of his companies to Al Jazeera? Do you think the national news media would have ignored it? They would have been hysterical, proving again how corrupt the national media really is. The same standards of reportage are not applied to Republicans and Democrats. Al Gore sold out his principles to people who are unfriendly to human rights, who make massive money trafficking in oil, and who couldn't care less about Gore's big passion, global warming. Al Gore is an unbelievable hypocrite, but you would not know that by watching the network news. The implication of that is huge: No longer are we getting fair news coverage from many broadcast operations. We are living in a complicated age where the federal government is amassing enormous power over all our lives. The harsh truth is that the American press, which is supposed to look out for all the folks, often ignore stories that go against their guys. And since the national media is overwhelmingly liberal, conservative Americans are getting hammered."

    The Factor asked Bernie Goldberg to opine on the mainstream media's handling of the Al Gore - Al Jazeera story. "Isn't it interesting," Goldberg observed, "that the mainstream media that hyperventilated over Mitt Romney's comment that he had 'women in binders' shows virtually no interest in anything you just talked about. Al Gore said he wanted to sell to an organization that shared his journalistic values, but in 2008 Al Jazeera threw an on-air party for a Palestinian terrorist who had kidnapped an Israeli family and bashed in the head of a 4-year-old girl. The mainstream media is apparently willing to accept the explanation that Al Jazeera English is different from Al Jazeera Arabic." The Factor added that Al Gore has been hiding under his desk, saying, "He has not provided any statement or defended himself in any way."
    I wonder what O'Reilly and Goldberg would have to say - if they were willing to admit reality - about the following
    Jon Stewart gleefully points out Murdoch’s ownership of anti-American network

    On his show Thursday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart mocked the “four hour erection” of Fox News over Al Gore’s sale of Current TV. The late-night comedian ended up using their own criticisms to slam the owner of Fox News, Rupert Murdoch.

    Current TV, a fledgling cable network, was bought by the Arab news network Al Jazeera last week. Various Fox News personalities have blasted Gore for selling his channel to an allegedly “anti-American” network that was owned by Qatar.

    To see what all the fuss was about, Stewart played a clip of a Saudi cleric saying that Jews made matzos with human blood, among other absurdities.

    “You know, if that were true you’d think matzos would be more flavorful, but its not,” he joked. “That’s just awful. To air that on Al Jazeera — oh, I’m sorry, that didn’t air on Al Jazeera, that aired on a network called Rotana. That’s my fault, that’s another television station in the Arab world. That one is owned not by Qatar, but by a Saudi prince named Al-Waleed bin Talal and also 20 percent of that is owned by a guy named Rupert Murdoch.”

    Stewart noted Rotana had also aired a movie that portrayed American soldiers as “the bad guys,” who massacred Iraqi civilians and sold their organs to Jews.
    Someday some folks will finally admit that people like Rupert Murdoch have no political agenda, they only have agendas that put money in their pockets. He has however realised that the best way to make money for himself and a few others, like Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, is to provide a product that a certain segment of the population in each market will buy, regardless the truthiness of said product.
    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
    ~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    I wonder what O'Reilly and Goldberg would have to say - if they were willing to admit reality - about the following


    Someday some folks will finally admit that people like Rupert Murdoch have no political agenda, they only have agendas that put money in their pockets. He has however realised that the best way to make money for himself and a few others, like Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, is to provide a product that a certain segment of the population in each market will buy, regardless the truthiness of said product.
    And rather than calling Murdoch on his hypocrisy the Jon Stewarts of the world chose to wat until they could play, 'tit for tat' with this matter.

    Two wrongs don't make a right.

    And no matter what Murdoch might be guilty of doing or not doing, Algore is WRONG to have sold his network to Al Jazeera.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by marsden View Post
    And rather than calling Murdoch on his hypocrisy the Jon Stewarts of the world chose to wat until they could play, 'tit for tat' with this matter.

    Two wrongs don't make a right.

    And no matter what Murdoch might be guilty of doing or not doing, Algore is WRONG to have sold his network to Al Jazeera.
    He's "wrong" becuase you hate capitalism?
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    Re: Al-Jazeera buys Current TV from Al Gore.....[W:187,319]

    Quote Originally Posted by marsden View Post
    And rather than calling Murdoch on his hypocrisy the Jon Stewarts of the world chose to wat until they could play, 'tit for tat' with this matter.

    Two wrongs don't make a right.

    And no matter what Murdoch might be guilty of doing or not doing, Algore is WRONG to have sold his network to Al Jazeera.

    I thought you were a staunch believer in "free market" capitalism - you know, that whole "governments should have nothing to do with the actions of corporations"


    By the way who is Algore? I know of a former politician by the name of Al Gore but who is Algore?
    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
    ~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822

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

    Quote Originally Posted by marsden View Post
    And rather than calling Murdoch on his hypocrisy the Jon Stewarts of the world chose to wat until they could play, 'tit for tat' with this matter.

    Two wrongs don't make a right.

    And no matter what Murdoch might be guilty of doing or not doing, Algore is WRONG to have sold his network to Al Jazeera.
    How dare you interfere with the market. Are you some kind of socialist?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    He's "wrong" becuase you hate capitalism?
    Because Al Jazeera radio's BIGGEST show in the MiddleEast asked Allah to count each Jew on Earth so that they could all be killed.

    Because a terrorist smashed the head of a 4 year Jewish girl onto a rock until she was dead and then Al Jazeera celebrated that monster with a cake and praise.

    How could any civil human being condone this or do business with anyone who does???

    Get in touch with your humanity before replying.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    How dare you interfere with the market. Are you some kind of socialist?
    #377 applies to you, too!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    I thought you were a staunch believer in "free market" capitalism - you know, that whole "governments should have nothing to do with the actions of corporations"


    By the way who is Algore? I know of a former politician by the name of Al Gore but who is Algore?
    Algore = Al Gore.

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    O great, another biased tv station. God now I'm going to here everything about Islam and anti Israel and pro Palestine

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