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Al Jazeera buys TV from Al Gore et al.

There's been lots of interesting science news – for example, Neil Armstrong has apparently lied to us when he was saying that he invented the "one small step for man" line on the Moon. He had been thinking about it for quite some time, his brother recently told the BBC, and he was even collecting feedback e.g. from his brother.

I am sure that most readers follow the news, especially those related to science. But this news is kind of special:

Al Jazeera buys Current TV, will launch new channel (CNN Money)
The failed 2000 U.S. presidential candidate and the failed demagogic promoter of the failed climate hysteria has sold his and Joel Hyatt's failed TV station, Current TV, to an Arab broadcaster.

Current TV is dead; long live Al Jazeera TV U.S. Al Gore has shown his pride that his failed product could have been sold at all – and moreover, to a company located in a region that gave the world a climate alarmist who was even more famous than Al Gore himself, namely Osama bin Laden, before he was neutralized by Al Gore's former ally, Barack Obama.

Let me admit that this "marriage" doesn't sound surprising to me at all. Al Jazeera has always been driving me up the wall. It's a kind of an Arab station but it's clearly not a typical Arab station reflecting the Arab culture and the medieval traditions that are still hot in the Arab world. Instead, Al Jazeera tries to resemble the Western stations – and what it takes from the Western stations is the most shameful and disgusting part of the contemporary Western lifestyle, namely some kind of a generalized political correctness.

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reader Gene Day said...

reader Bob K said...

"Glenn Beck's The Blaze approached Current about buying the channel last year, but was told that 'the legacy of who the network goes to is important to us and we are sensitive to networks not aligned with our point of view,' according to a person familiar with the negotiations."

Nice to know the former vp of the democratic party feels al-jazerra aligns well with the democrats point of view.

reader Tom Trevor said...

I thought that Neil Armstrong had always said that he thought about the "one small step..." statement and many other things he might have said long before steeping on to the moon, but only when he made that step did he decide for sure what he was going to say.

reader Smoking Frog said...

According to The Onion, Armstrong's actual first words on the moon were "HOLY F***ING SH**! I DON'T EVEN F***ING BELIEVE THIS!" NASA covered this up. :-)

reader Gordon Wilson said...

Gore shows his true colors---it's all about the money, forget ethics, forget patriotism. All pigs are equal. Some pigs are more equal than others.

reader Eugene S said...

Here is something to cheer us all up :)

reader Gordon Wilson said...

If the polar bear consumed Gore, he would
be poisoned---Gore is highly toxic :)