Al Gore Defends Sale of Current TV to Al-Jazeera

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Al Gore, who takes aim in his new book at the corporate media for “suffocating the free flow of ideas,” on Tuesday defended the sale of his television channel to Al-Jazeera. The Qatar government-owned news network earlier this month struck a deal to buy Current TV, the cable news network co-founded […]

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Al-Jazeera Pays $500M for Current TV

With its $500 million purchase of left-leaning Current TV, the Pan-Arab news channel Al-Jazeera will soon be seen in tens of millions of U.S. homes. It’s a steep price, but the acquisition helps the network in its aims to quickly spread its message to more Americans.

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Rumsfeld Says He’s ‘Delighted’ By Al Jazeera English

By Lucas Shaw NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – The presidential administration of George W. Bush was never an advocate of Al-Jazeera. If anything, it viewed the network as a propaganda arm of radical Islamists. But at least one of Bush’s chief foreign policy advisors has changed his tune. Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld granted an […]

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Broadcaster Gives American Outlet to Al-Jazeera

NEW YORK – Link TV is giving Qatar-based Al-Jazeera English a long-sought American television audience during the political turmoil in Egypt. Link says it is simulcasting about 12 hours a day of live Al-Jazeera. Its in-depth coverage of the protests has won praise from journalists and hostility from Egyptian authorities, who closed the channel’s Cairo […]

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