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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Irony... Too... Rich...

Al Gore releases statement re: sale of Current T.V.
Al-Jazeera, the Pan-Arab news channel that has struggled to win space on American cable television, has acquired Current TV, Al Gore confirmed Wednesday.

Gore and his partner Joel Hyatt announced the sale in a statement.

"Current Media was built based on a few key goals: To give voice to those who are not typically heard; to speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view; and to tell the stories that no one else is telling," Gore and Hyatt said.

"Al-Jazeera has the same goals and, like Current, believes that facts and truth lead to a better understanding of the world around us."

I got nothing.

Really, how can you parody this? Al Gore, the man who invented the internet and is trying valiantly to save us all from global warming (while living on a 100 foot long houseboat or a 20-room mansion, mind you), has sold his television station to Al-Jazeera under the guise of spreading facts and truth. I can't make this up. The Onion couldn't make this up. This sounds like something Baghdad Bob would be reporting as coalition tanks rolled around him. Yes, Al-Gor just sold his fledgling television channel to the same station that has lost employees over accusations of biased reporting.

Then again, the man who made "hanging chads" a household phrase might know a thing or two about biased reporting, right Al?

That is all.

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12 comments:

Alan said...

Losing staff due to bias?

To bad American journalists aren't so principled.

Anonymous said...

So other than the squiggly type font , no changes in content.......

NotDilbert

Dave H said...

I can just hear the A-J news director in 2016: "What do you mean, you don't know who's going to win the election? You don't actually let people vote, do you?"

JD Rush said...

Even better, they wouldn't sell the network to Glenn Beck, because they were worried about the ideological makeup of the new owners.

Anonymous said...

Green Jihad!

Sad thing is Al-Jazeeera has better programing today than Current.

Gerry

Andrew said...

But it gets better...he needed to get the deal done in 2012 "to save on his taxes." Super-fucking-hypocrite.

PJS said...

Hey Jay: I posted this same story on my FB page this morning.

Heath J said...

You just coined Al-Gor's new nickname, and that's awesome.

TOTWTYTR said...

Gore will get $100 Million or so out of this deal. And as Andrew points out the deal was closed on Monday so that "fair share Al" gets to pay a lower tax rate.

I really believe that losing in 2000 caused him to become unhinged. Hypocritical and unhinged.

Crotalus said...

Uhh, Heath? Rush Limbaugh called him Al-gor years ago.

But no one can parody this, beca=use Al-Gor is his own parody.

Geodkyt said...

The new channel, Al-Gorezeera.

Kevin said...

Most interesting thing here, is that Al "Anthropogenic Global Warming" Gore just made $100 Million (before taxes) from oil money. Al Jazeera is primarily funded by the government of Qatar.