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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Weren't they getting that with Elliot Spitzer? He left CNN to go there. Wonder if Gore wouldn't have fired Olbermann if they would even be in this fix?
    The production value on Current is pretty crappy. I love Spitzer show....I like what he stands for (not paying for hookers though!) but sometimes it almost seems like you're watching public access television show.
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    re: Al-Jazeera buys Current TV from Al Gore.....[W:187,319]

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Weren't they getting that with Elliot Spitzer? He left CNN to go there. Wonder if Gore wouldn't have fired Olbermann if they would even be in this fix?
    Like AirAmerica, Current is constantly circling the ratings toilet bowl.

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

    Nothing like a big company holding rein over news outlets and employing censorship to control what people "pay" to use...or not.

    As I recall, Current is only available via a paid subscription through a cable or satellite company. And people can't buy individual programming to suit their own wants. Subscribers are force to buy packaged programming.

    Time Warner isn't the first company to do attempt to control and/or manipulate programming...and won't be the last.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    I already stated my concern would be for lil kids in this Country and their parents letting the TV babysit them.
    What kind of parents leave a TV news channel (AJ hasn't mentioned any other proposed channels) to babysit their kids? You leave yours watching FoxNews? It's such a ridiculous idea I don't know what to say.
    Or for any type of Propaganda being passed along to them that is about being Anti-American.
    And you still haven't provided any evidence of Anti-American propaganda from AJ. Your 'proof' from your previous post was basically a blog from a community writing project (Everything2), and the autocratic ruler of Sharjah which has a fairly dodgy record on press freedom itself.

    That was my only concern other than why Gore would go outside the US to go with another Buyer. Especially when it comes to Americans and Jobs.
    Well, that's the free market. I thought you believed in that. Who anyone chooses to sell their stock to is none of your damn business, is it? Provided he breaks no laws he can do what he likes with it and get the best possible price from whichever buyer he can find. That's capitalism.
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    re: Al-Jazeera buys Current TV from Al Gore.....[W:187,319]

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    What kind of parents leave a TV news channel (AJ hasn't mentioned any other proposed channels) to babysit their kids? You leave yours watching FoxNews? It's such a ridiculous idea I don't know what to say. And you still haven't provided any evidence of Anti-American propaganda from AJ. Your 'proof' from your previous post was basically a blog from a community writing project (Everything2), and the autocratic ruler of Sharjah which has a fairly dodgy record on press freedom itself.

    Well, that's the free market. I thought you believed in that. Who anyone chooses to sell their stock to is none of your damn business, is it? Provided he breaks no laws he can do what he likes with it and get the best possible price from whichever buyer he can find. That's capitalism.
    You must not have seen where I said my kids are adults and can change the channel anytime they like. How old did you say you were?

    You want Reports from journalists and other Newsmedia stations you can look them up. Myself I know Amy Jacobsen who got fired from NBC TV and interviewed with Al-Jazerra. You can go to WIND Radio as that's where she is at now in the Mornings. As a matter of fact if you listen to this morning's show then you can hear a whole Show on Those and what they got to say about whether Al Jazerra is biased or not and their reasons why.

    No I only provided you with Al-Jazerra itself and what they stated about not Rebroadcasting and about their programming. Many Arabs countries have had a tie upon their press. As has the Russians. Also the Sources on the Blog do Cite References. So that is neither here nor there. Moreover it reported about the US and others citing their concerns. Despite you looking for more proof of others saying they think Al Jazeera is Bias with their reporting.

    Yeah that's free market.....but does this mean that in it being a free market. That such is done in the best Interest of the Country. That such was done for the Betterment of the American people? My thought is Americans and the American people Come first. No matter what their Political Persuasion is. Which means all others can take a back seat when it comes to the American people.

    Now whether you like that or not is also neither here nor there!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Al Jazeera has done well. A Middle East news organization is more accurate
    and less biased than our own American media. I feel embarrassed.
    Yup, I can hardly wait to see Joy Bahar in a Burka.

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    Actually, I don't know who Joy Bahar is but on cold winter nights I wish that I had a Burka. I bet I look hot in one


    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Yup, I can hardly wait to see Joy Bahar in a Burka.

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

    I have seen Al Jazeera on Roku. I have to admit they look professional, and the presentation is as polished as other news channels. I haven't noticed bias, but that doesn't mean there isn't any. I've tried to listen for it, but I really didn't notice anything significant. However, I don't watch them regularly, only when I visit my parents. They broadcast a varety of stories.
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    re: Al-Jazeera buys Current TV from Al Gore.....[W:187,319]

    I have yet to hear even just one of the libs here go after Gore for wantung to sell prior to Jan 1st to avoid paying higher taxes.

    Hypocrites

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    You must not have seen where I said my kids are adults and can change the channel anytime they like. How old did you say you were?
    Old enough to get confused sometimes when faced with horribly constructed sentences. I've put an asterisk by those that make little grammatical sense. Enlighten me, do you think it's appropriate to leave babysitting duties to a TV set?

    You want Reports from journalists and other Newsmedia stations you can look them up. Myself I know Amy Jacobsen who got fired from NBC TV and interviewed with Al-Jazerra*. You can go to WIND Radio as that's where she is at now in the Mornings*. As a matter of fact if you listen to this morning's show then you can hear a whole Show on Those and what they got to say about whether Al Jazerra is biased or not and their reasons why.*

    No I only provided you with Al-Jazerra itself and what they stated about not Rebroadcasting and about their programming.* Many Arabs countries have had a tie upon their press.* As has the Russians.* Also the Sources on the Blog do Cite References.* So that is neither here nor there.* Moreover it reported about the US and others citing their concerns. Despite you looking for more proof of others saying they think Al Jazeera is Bias with their reporting.*

    Yeah that's free market.....but does this mean that in it being a free market.* That such is done in the best Interest of the Country.* That such was done for the Betterment of the American people?* My thought is Americans and the American people Come first.* No matter what their Political Persuasion is.* Which means all others can take a back seat when it comes to the American people.

    Now whether you like that or not is also neither here nor there!*
    Non-Americans they may be, but I'm guessing Al Jazeera won't mangle the English language anywhere near as badly as you do.

    Here are three points that make your argument, such as it is, invalid:

    1. Every media outlet gets accused of bias. In the case of AJ the accusations seem to come from all quarters, hence I'm sceptical that they lean too far in any one direction.
    2. You provided two sources to back up your argument, a blog and an opinion piece by an autocratic ruler of a state neighbouring Qatar. When you can provide hard, research-based evidence that shows undue partiality in one particular direction, I'll take you seriously.
    3. The stock market does not require that national interests are taken into account when buying and selling stock. A government may intervene and create legislation to protect its own interests. That's known as market intervention. I think it's unlikely that the US government will get involved in this deal, but who knows?

    It surprises me that a right-winger like yourself would wish the government to intervene in the operation of the free market. I guess you must be what's known as a paleo-conservative of the big government-loving kind.
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