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Al Gore sells out to big oil.

  1. Barefootfae profile image61
    Barefootfaeposted 4 years ago
    1. A Driveby Quipper profile image61
      A Driveby Quipperposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Me either. You gotta pay rent.

      1. Barefootfae profile image61
        Barefootfaeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        He is astounding.

        1. bBerean profile image60
          bBereanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Officially calling it "Al's Jazeera" now.

  2. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    Al Jazeera is the only free press in large parts of the world, and compares favorably to most US channels on non-bias and free speech grounds.   I expect Al Gore aims to act according to the greater good, not according to a simplistic complete boycott of a product that he, and the rest of us, use every day.

    1. bBerean profile image60
      bBereanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Then I am sure Gore will embrace "Al's Jazeera" as a compliment.

  3. Barefootfae profile image61
    Barefootfaeposted 4 years ago

    You know Glenn Beck tried to buy it and he refused.
    So he sells it to the oil folks.

    1. psycheskinner profile image81
      psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It one of the top 5 news stations in the world and a beacon of freedom of expression.  I think that is more important. IMHO of the 2, AJ is by far the better media outlet.

      1. Barefootfae profile image61
        Barefootfaeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yes.....no love lost for us though and that's who he sells to.
        Very telling.

        1. psycheskinner profile image81
          psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          What makes you feel AJ has any enmity at all for whatever category of "us" you are referring to?

          1. Barefootfae profile image61
            Barefootfaeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            This is the same entity that was the messenger for Osama Bin Laden.
            All his propaganda tapes were aired first by Al-Jazeera.

            1. psycheskinner profile image81
              psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              It's called reporting.  Stations here also aired them the second they got hold of them.

              1. Barefootfae profile image61
                Barefootfaeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Sure it's called reporting.
                But  why wouldn't he have sent them to ABC? CBS? NBC?
                He had the means.
                There was recently a reporter who was hired by them and subsequently left because he discovered they were
                Anti-American. Sorry but that does matter.

                1. psycheskinner profile image81
                  psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  The same reason the unibomber sent his manifesto to the New York Times. Because they were local.

                  And do you have a link for the other claim?  As I have mentioned, AJ has been identified by reputable awarding agencies as one of the top 5 stations in the world for lack of bias. I doubt they are more anti-American than Fox is anti-middle easterner.

                  1. Barefootfae profile image61
                    Barefootfaeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKqiTw-aAHc

                    Dave Marash being interviewed by CNN....not Fox.
                    Listen to the whole thing now.

  4. Barefootfae profile image61
    Barefootfaeposted 4 years ago

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/7547958_f248.jpg

  5. Barefootfae profile image61
    Barefootfaeposted 4 years ago

    http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/t … byqe6Z4pFP

    Sounds like it didn't go over too well with the staff..................

  6. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    I did listen to the whole thing and probably won't bother following such recommendations in the future because it said none of the things you claimed. So all I learned was that you might have an issure correctly extracting information from primary sources.

    Did the ex employee say AJ is anti-American? No, he explicitly said no when asked if this was the case. He said he left because the desk he was on became less autonomous and they produced material that had the wrong editorial tone for Washington and did not "meet his standards".

    He also mentioned that Murdoch sold Fox newscore to a wealthy Saudi (oil money).

    The only person in this entire clip who claimed AJ was anti-American was OReilly who has no direct experience with AJ and is, frankly, a fruit loop (so this claim appears not "on CNN" but on a clip they showed of, you guessed it, Fox news.)

    1. Barefootfae profile image61
      Barefootfaeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      He definitely needed a reason to leave.
      You should look at that last link I posted.
      His staff does not appear to share your opinion of AJ.


      At all.

      1. psycheskinner profile image81
        psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        He gave the reason, and it wasn't the one you claimed. Ergo I am kind of giving up on your links.

        1. Barefootfae profile image61
          Barefootfaeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Whatever floats your boat.

  7. Barefootfae profile image61
    Barefootfaeposted 4 years ago

    Here's Randi Rhodes on the subject:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXm5-7tVPZc

 
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