Jihad prop to hit U.S. living rooms: al Jizz swallows Goracle TV

Update:

Pamela Geller:

Leftist Jihadist Media Nexus: Terror TV, Al Jazeera Acquires Gore’s Current TV “Al Jazeera America”

As I noted earlier today, Al-Jazeera has been dubbed “the most powerful voice of the Muslim Brotherhood.” And Pamela Geller has noted that “Al Jazeera is the leading terrorist propaganda organization in the world. Jihad murder mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki has praised Al Jazeera, and several years ago one of its most prominent reporters was arrested on terror charges. Al Jazeera also has for years been the recipient of numerous Al Qaeda videos featuring bin Laden, Zawahiri, and American traitor Adam Gadahn. Yet they never seem to be able to trace where these videos are coming from. They have repeatedly been set up at the point of attack right before a bomb went off, so that they could take the picture of the slaughtered, dismembered bodies.”

The Left and the jihadis have been cooperating for years. This makes their alliance official.

“Al Jazeera Acquires Current TV,” by Brian Stelter for the New York Times, January 2 (thanks to Pamela Geller):

Al Jazeera Is Said to Be Acquiring Current TV

Islamic-jihad prop 24/7  straight into U.S. living rooms,  how good is that? Gotta be ‘fair and balanced’, right? Don’t you think we need a counter jihad channel for Arabia?   Lets start in Qatar!

By Brian Stelter, NYT

Al Jazeera Is Said to Be Acquiring Current TV

If the deal is completed, Current will provide the pan-Arab news giant with something it has sought for years: a pathway into American living rooms.

 

Al Jazeera is putting the final touches on a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore and his business partners seven years ago.

If the deal is completed, Current will provide the pan-Arab news giant with something it has sought for years: a pathway into American living rooms. Current is available in about 60 million of the 100 million homes in the United States with cable or satellite service.

Rather than simply use Current to distribute its English-language channel, called Al Jazeera English and based in Doha, Qatar, Al Jazeera will create a new channel based in New York, according to people with knowledge of the deal negotiations. The channel may be called Al Jazeera America. Roughly 60 percent of the programming will be produced in the United States, while the remaining 40 percent will come from Al Jazeera English.

Al Jazeera may absorb some Current TV staff members, according to the people, who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. But Current’s schedule of shows will most likely be dissolved in the spring.

The plan will bring Al Jazeera, which is financed by the government of Qatar, into closer competition with CNN and other news channels in the United States.

To date, the country’s cable and satellite distributors have been reluctant to carry Al Jazeera English. It is available in just a handful of cities, including New York and Washington. To change that, Al Jazeera has lobbied distributors, called for a letter-writing campaign by supporters and promoted its widely praised coverage of the Arab Spring.

Acquiring Current TV, and thus its distribution deals across the country, would solve this dilemma for Al Jazeera, at least partially.

Current is hard to find on many cable lineups, and some analysts say it’s at risk of being dropped by some companies because of low ratings, but it would give Al Jazeera a foothold on the country’s cable and satellite service lineups. Then Al Jazeera could revamp the channel and promote it as a new American-based news source.

Representatives for Current TV and Al Jazeera did not immediately respond to requests for comment. There was no immediate word about the sale price.

Current was conceived in 2005 after Mr. Gore and another co-founder, Joel Hyatt, bought the small cable news channel Newsworld International. Current’s owners, along with Mr. Gore and Mr. Hyatt, include several venture capital firms and two major distributors, Comcast and DirecTV.

After several years in obscurity showing viewer-submitted videos and documentaries, Current tacked to the left in 2011 with the hiring of MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann. A year later, Mr. Olbermann was fired, but a liberal minded channel made in his image remained. The channel now simulcasts liberal radio shows in the morning and features news-talk shows in the evening by Joy Behar, Eliot Spitzer, Jennifer Granholm and others.

None of the shows have drawn significant audiences. On a typical night in 2012, about 42,000 people were watching the channel, according to Nielsen. Mr. Spitzer quipped to a reporter from Mediabistro last month, “Nobody’s watching, but I’m having a great time.”

At the end of October, Current confirmed that it was considering selling itself. Mr. Hyatt said in a statement at the time, “Current has been approached many times by media companies interested in acquiring our company. This year alone, we have had three inquiries. As a consequence, we thought it might be useful to engage expertise to help us evaluate our strategic options.”

Since then, uncertainty has plagued the staff of Current, which is based in San Francisco. Mr. Spitzer, the 8 p.m. host, remarked that someone needed to buy the channel. Ms. Granholm, the 9 p.m. host, renewed her contract for just three months. Plans for new programming at other hours have stalled. After the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn., the channel replayed the gun documentary “Bowling for Columbine” dozens of times.

7 thoughts on “Jihad prop to hit U.S. living rooms: al Jizz swallows Goracle TV”

  1. Why are our taxes still financing the ABC and SBS, the lapdogs of this born-again Goebbels-Propaganda-chain, Al Jazeera ?

    And since ABC and SBS bring regularily the millitantly propagandist “news” from Aljezeera, we – the hapless Australian tax payers are also paying for them.

    I hope that the next CONSERVATIVE government will privatise the ABC and SBS without delay and sell it to Gina Rinehart who, hopefully, will take Dettol and Wirebrush to this nest of vipers.

  2. Sheik,

    Initially, I thought what difference does it make? No one, except for Occupied Wall Streeters and Green crazies watch Current TV? But, what the buy out really means is something far more significant. Al Jaz. has not been able to really buy into the American market and this purchase will allow them that avenue. the article states they are thinking of changing the format of Current TV to be more Al Jaz friendly.

    Current TV maybe available to 60 million homes, but 60 million homes are certainly not watching it. It has been struggling since it’s inception. Just like Liberal radio, it always ends up in failure. And major US cable distributors like, Time Warner are set to drop the network.

    Here is another article on Current being bought by the Qatari’s.

    http://www.zap2it.com/tv/sns-201301021845reedbusivarietynvr1118064122-20130102,0,3414436.story

    Excellent article on Currents viewer numbers. I think think the Apex of viewers was nearly 450,000 and in a country of 300,000 that is nothing significant.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/05/us-currenttv-timewarnercable-idUSBRE83404P20120405

  3. Oh the irony!

    BIG OIL PAYS FAT AL –Tim Blair

    Enjoy your $100 million of oil money, Al Gore!

    UPDATE. “Al’s a whore, basically. Gore, I mean. Not Jazeera.”

    Al Gore’s failing Current TV was sold to the Jew-hating anti-American Aljazeera Channel the Wall Street Journal reported. This was after the channel turned away The Blaze because Glenn Beck’s organization did not share the channel’s goals and visions.

    But Jizzalgora shares the same goals: the decision to go with the Middle Easter outlet came, in part, because, “al-Jazeera was founded with the same goals we had for Current.”

    Al-Jazeera has been dubbed “the most powerful voice of the Muslim Brotherhood.” And Pamela Geller has noted that “Al Jazeera is the leading terrorist propaganda organization in the world. Jihad murder mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki has praised Al Jazeera, and several years ago one of its most prominent reporters was arrested on terror charges. Al Jazeera also has for years been the recipient of numerous Al Qaeda videos featuring bin Laden, Zawahiri, and American traitor Adam Gadahn. Yet they never seem to be able to trace where these videos are coming from. They have repeatedly been set up at the point of attack right before a bomb went off, so that they could take the picture of the slaughtered, dismembered bodies.”

    The Left and the jihadis have been cooperating for years. This makes their alliance official.

  4. Ha. According to Hufpo and Fox, TimeWarner cable providers dropped Current TV after hearing the News of the Al Jazz. buy out.

    Good. That is about 20 million homes less potential viewers that Current TV won’t have access to.

    We all knew Gore was a Scumbag, but now we know just how big.

    Headlines should have read:, Green Poser sells his company for Oil money!

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