Al Gore just sold Current TV to Al Jezeera for millions of ,is our former VP su

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    ahorsebackposted 5 years ago

    Al Gore just sold Current TV to Al Jezeera for millions of  ,is our former VP supporting terrorism ?

    I believe Al Gore is perhaps courting treasonous behavior , do you !

  2. scottcgruber profile image78
    scottcgruberposted 5 years ago

    No, absolutely not. Al Jazeera is a foreign news outlet with some high-quality, in-depth reporting. Since it is not based in the United States, it is free from the pro-US bias of domestic news outlets and presents news with a more objective, international perspective. It is not a supporter of terrorism.

    Funny - I don't see a lot of people accusing Fox News of supporting terrorism, even though it is part owned by Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who has boasted about his influence over their editorial content. But I digress.

    Now I will fault Gore for making a bad business decision for his station and its employees. Selling to Al Jazeera is only going to make cable networks drop the station out of fear of conservative/racist backlash. Time Warner already has, others will likely follow. It is a bit of a betrayal to the producers who will lose their audience and the viewers who will lose the channel. I'm disappointed in Gore for making such a boneheaded business decision.

    But it's not treason.

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      ahorsebackposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      From the beginning of the first gulf war Jazeera was an ally to Bin Ladin and  Husain , promoting the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait . How the hell does that compare to Fox  News.

    2. scottcgruber profile image78
      scottcgruberposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Al Jazeera was founded in 1996, so I hardly think they were promoting the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. They have been neutral on Bin Laden and the war in Iraq - as in not taking the U.S. side but covering them from an international perspective.

    3. James-wolve profile image76
      James-wolveposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good  answer scottcgruber.

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    Old Empresarioposted 5 years ago

    Al Jazeera is actually one of the best and most reliable broadcast news corporations on the planet. What on earth ever gave you the idea that it was a terrorist organization?--the fact that it's headquartered in the Middle East?

  4. Ericdierker profile image51
    Ericdierkerposted 5 years ago

    Equating Al Jezeera with terrorism is exactly why it is important for us to have them here. This horrible notion of "if it is Arab or Muslim it must be terrorism" has got to stop.
    Al Jezeera has quality. It is a different view than American mass media. We need it.
    I wrote a hub on this subject you may want to read.

    1. scottcgruber profile image78
      scottcgruberposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed. Islamophobia/Arabophobia is the new McCarthyism.

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      ahorsebackposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Not even the point guys , Gore sold his current Tv  to them , That doesn't bother liberals at all ?

    3. scottcgruber profile image78
      scottcgruberposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It bothers me that cable networks will drop the network out of Islamophobia and bigotry.

    4. cleaner3 profile image77
      cleaner3posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You sir  wouldn't know an american if if seen one. the facts are that al jeezera is terrorist propaganda machine .  How any american could support the killing  of our service men which this organization espouses  is treasonous. You are no american

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      Old Empresarioposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well, as long as we're giving our opinions, I say real Americans aren't nationalists who worry about so-called terrorism. Real Americans are fatalistic anarchists who just want independence and to make money.

    6. James-wolve profile image76
      James-wolveposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Cleaner 3,what you said is groundless.The fact,Ajazeera was the only live TV the network gave graphic documentary evidence about the horrible crimes done in Iraq and they were attacked by fighter jets .

  5. GNelson profile image75
    GNelsonposted 5 years ago

    Fox news is treasonist, spreading lies and misinformation just to make a profit.

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      Old Poolmanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Surely your joking.  Fox news is guilty of treason but Al Jezzera are good guys?  I would need more details on your reasoning for this statement unless of course your just hard core liberal, then it would make sense.

    2. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      In a truly patriotic sense, a sense of true journalism, a fourth estate all mass media currently in America are treasonous. We need them they should have taken an oath. If they are not true to their profession we Americans suffer. Take responsibility

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      ahorsebackposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      And Jazeera is our  source of a free and open media  ? What planet are you from !

    4. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      ahorseback - keep your eye on the ball. No media currently is open and free. So we need counter balances. Al Jezeera is not awesome but they balance the crap we are fed today. Understand? They all stink so we need all stinking sides.

    5. GNelson profile image75
      GNelsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I believe that Fox does it's damage in America spreading lies and misinformation.  Simple fact easily verified by a short internet search, not the least bit funny.  I didn't mention Al Jezzera.

    6. brblog profile image84
      brblogposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, Old Poolman, Fox news is not guilty of treason but it is certainly not the "good guy." As for Al Jezzera, they do have their own bias as would be expected from a news organization from a place completely foreign to us but I would not conside

  6. RavenBiker profile image61
    RavenBikerposted 5 years ago

    A stupid, inflamatory, uneducated (to what Al Jezeera actually does) question.  Gore was only a part owner of Current TV and it was sold to the highest bidder---does that make capitalism a sponsor of terrorism?  Seriously.....

    1. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Protagonist not sponsor

    2. RavenBiker profile image61
      RavenBikerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      These protagonists you mention have done thier fare share of terror just the same....

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      ahorsebackposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Do any of you people remember the absolute ly brilliant statement by GW Bush .."  If you side with the evil doers who caused 9/11 , then you too are siding with the enemy "  .......That one simple statement alone  tells me that Al Jazeere is !

    4. scottcgruber profile image78
      scottcgruberposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No, I don't remember any brilliant statements by George W. Bush. This idiotic tautology is certainly not one of them.

      Covering news about "the enemy" is not the same as "siding with the enemy."

    5. James-wolve profile image76
      James-wolveposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      1.Nice statement,but  not from Divine Logos.right ?2. Was Iraq  with the evil doers to deserve the collateral damage?Now why NATO,UN  are supporting terrorist groups in Syria ?don t they see that they are Islamic fundamentalists as L. Phelan says.

    6. scottcgruber profile image78
      scottcgruberposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ya James - you already know the answer to this. When we support them, they're not terrorists, they're Freedom Fighters.

    7. James-wolve profile image76
      James-wolveposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I know they r freedom fighters,I m just trying to take on d...'s advocate role and trying also to expose the double standard of west media.If   Islam is E.. , why they are supportin Muslims.Accordin to GW Bush measure,UN,NATO,..are evil doers.RIGHT?

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    ahorsebackposted 5 years ago

    Al Jazeera, Has always had an anti -western world slant ........I'm western world ....So now its  NPR that has the anti  America slant .  its just like the fact that so many young American socialists like BBC over the American media , .......Go for it man......... love the other end of the spectrum . I believe that  "You've got to stand for something .....Or you fall for anything !........No ...Gores an liberal  idiot with a penchent for a profit margin !  There's nothing worse !

  8. James-wolve profile image76
    James-wolveposted 5 years ago

    Airing tapes made by Osama bin Laden and other members of Al Qaeda doesnt make Al Jezeera a terrorist organization or an "outlandish," as the White House claimed during the invasion of Iraq.In that time,you should know that USA  Administration had been threatening, insulting , imprisoning Al Jazeera reporters (one of them is Tayseer Allouni,who  interviewed Osama Bin Laden and was controversially convicted on terrorism-related charges in Spain in 2005 )and killing others (Iraq correspondent Tareq Ayoub a few days later in Baghdad) ..Where is freedom of press or journalism?Why is there a red light  only for Arab journalists and Media ?have you ever asked yourself why they tried to mute the voices which intended to speak aloud exposing the lies and covering what was  really going on.The one who claimed to be using the US military to liberate countries in order to spread freedom then conspired to destroy media that fail to echo his sentiments, he does not merely disgrace his office and soil the reputation of his country. He attacked a fundamental principle, freedom of the press.In that time,I read in Britain's Daily Mirror ,I think one year after the Invasion,There was a secret White House meeting discussing the possibility of  attacking Al Jazeera's international headquarters in Qatar.To offer security and guarantee for not being attacked by British press,Attorney General Lord Goldsmith activated the Official Secrets Act, threatening any publication that publishes any portion of the memo.
    Now,I am asking  here where is freedom of speech in the West ? and why  the West media  stands only defending the freedom of speech when  the Muslims protested against denigration of  Mohamed (peace be upon him) ?why can t they critisize  the decision of the Goldsmith and hide behind the freedom of speech ?
    Aljazeera s reporters were the only brave reporters who stayed in al Fulluja braodcasting and giving graphic documentary evidences of  horrible things done there under the name of liberation.
    Aljazeera has high-quality, in-depth reporting.Its reporters are so brave.Unfortunately,no one likes good quality and  chivalry in these times .With all respect,I hope i didnt offend anyone here.I just outspeak my mind and wanted to enrich this subject.
    Blessings
    James.

    1. cleaner3 profile image77
      cleaner3posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      your statements and opinions are very biased .  you do not argue with a certain point in mind but only to defend the muslim religion, not Al jeezera.

    2. James-wolve profile image76
      James-wolveposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No,absolutely not.I was clear enough.The point  you missed to get is that the West Media are hypocrite  and biased  gurus and AlJazeera is seeking the truth and uncover what s hidden.It s a brave channal.By the way,I mentioned Muslims in 2 lines,

    3. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      James, you are over the top. Many factors go into your allegations of beating up on Arabs and Muslims in the international world. It is time to step up and act like you deserve the acceptance you have been given. Your radicalism hurts the cause.

    4. James-wolve profile image76
      James-wolveposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Where is(are) the allegation(s) ? or Just one ?

 
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