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  1. Matt Thorn

    Matt Thorn GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    What the hell is this supposed to mean? Current was in serious trouble. Al Jazeera is a serious, high-quality news channel that wanted to enter the American market. I don’t even know what this cartoon is intended to imply. Al Gore is a greedy person for celling Current to Al Jazeera? Why? Why are Murdoch’s shenanigans okay while this sale is somehow suspect? Hate Arabas much, Signe?

  2. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 4 years ago

    Al Jazeera is a serious news agency, but is very slanted toward the interests of the Middle East. It has also been accused of supporting Islamofascist terrorism.
    I had never heard of Current until it recently appeared on channel 107 on my Comcast cable here in the Hershey, PA area.

  3. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 4 years ago


    Accused by FoxNews, you mean, which is very slanted towards the interest of the GOP and supports Christianfascist terrorism?
    Seems to me that the only way to understand the enemy is to look at them.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    Neilson Ratings posted Current as 93 out of the 96 channels it rates. Current had a few good documentaries but generally it was to MSNBC what Rush Limbaugh is to FOX News. A more strident, more extreme – and therefore divisive – liberal voice, just as Rush is a divisive conservative voice.
    I am actually curious to see what Al Jazeera will show. Thomas Jefferson said we need to give voice to people even if they want to destroy our Constitution, if for no other reason but to know what is being said. Al Jazeera is trying to become “mainstream” with its focus on Muslim issues. I am “wise” enough to know how ignorant I am about the Muslim world. I watch about an hour a week of Fox news just to know what Murdoch’s lobbying arm is saying. I would like to know what the Muslim lobbying arm is saying also.
    That way, I can write more informed letters to my legislators on specific topics.
    It does not surprise me that one previous commentator would rather cancel a source of information, even information with which they disagree, rather than risk learning something. There are too many people in our nation who don’t want to hear any thing that contradicts preferred ideology, No matter how much evidence there is proving theories to be fact.
    Religion isn’t global warming tho. There is not math to prove which faith system is correct other than that there is X many of ‘them’, Y many of “those”, and Z many of some others.

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    “First Al Gore tried to screw the middle class by forcing carbon credit sales down our throats.”

    The “cap and trade” program was the Republican endorsed alternative to stricter pollution laws during the Reagan Administration. Republicans argued that market forces would solve the issue. If you think the system of trading carbon credits are a detriment to the nation, you have the Republicans to blame.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    “Neilson Ratings posted Current as 93 out of the 96 channels….”

    If Al Jazeera is as neutral in its programming as it is on its English language news website, I don’t think you’ll see any Current or Limbaugh type of programs.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    Yesterday, I watched CSPAN for a little while. They aired a couple of hours(?) , translated, of Asad Bashar addressing the Syrian Parliament. Do you also wish to condemn CSPAN?.

  8. cdward

    cdward said, almost 4 years ago


    It has been accused – but not by serious media outlets. Let’s remember that Voice of America is slanted toward US interests, yet we see nothing wrong with it being broadcast around the world.
    Besides, isn’t it the most American of practices to sell to the highest bidder? Isn’t that capitalism? What’s to complain about? Oh yeah, they’re Muslims! Run away!

  9. cdward

    cdward said, almost 4 years ago

    Remember, Fox claims to be unbiased. However, what you read was not Al Jazeera claiming to be unbiased. It was a viewer stating that he believed it to be unbiased. It was also a CIA agent stating that it’s a good source.

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago

    Speaking from the left, I am quite happy to say that Al Gore is no hero of mine, and never was. I think he won the 2000 election, and I think he probably would have been a better president than Bush (it would have been hard to be worse), but he’s nothing special, and I rather wish he would just go away.

  11. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, almost 4 years ago

    Wake up GOP’ers. When Fox ‘news’ accuses anyone of hypocrisy, the B.S. meter goes off the scale.

  12. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    @KingofMe and Mike5 – I’ve relatives serving in the Middle East and they have recommended Al Jazeera webstories to me. I do like the BBC and Univision if I have the close captioning on so I can read what is said. I read Spanish better than I hear it.
    @ScottPm – To quote Zbigniew Brzezinski: “…, you have such a stunningly superficial knowledge of what went on that it’s almost embarrassing to listen to you.” You are become one of those whose mind seems so closed as to make trying to reason with you a waste of computer memory. Until you are willing to open your mind and/OR your heart, ignore my comments. They will rarely find agreement with you.
    @NightGuant49 – The station itself was not divisive. I enjoy listening to Stephanie Miller but she has made me wince more than a few times at how she handled conservative callers…even if many of them deserved it. But she’s funny and has a good team. I have found radio stations that stream her show so I’ll be able to continue hearing her. Current has other strident voices I put into the same category as Bashir, Sharpeton, and Ed from MSNBC that turned me away from Current except for a few of their documentaries. Those journalists have…courage. I respect what they are trying to do in the face of conservative broadcasters using the same format, but its not what I want to hear.
    Divisiveness is in the ear of the behearer…ok, not a word… but as I am a progressive, I want my “allies” to seek the same high ground I do. Maddow does, even tho conserves fear her so much they refuse to appear on her show. That’s another interesting point…more Dems appear on Fox than Repubs appear on MSNBC or CNN.
    I enjoy many of your posts NightGaunt, and would love to hear the story behind your avatar name. But then, I’m a very old DnD geek, and nightgaunts were an occasional ‘foe’.
    To KingofMe, Mike5, and NightGaunt,
    Thank you for so many excellent posts.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Scott: sure glad that good “Christian” and his “good Christian” supporters didn’t drop any bombs on totally innocent kids in Afghanistan, or Iraq. Amazing that when homicidal “Christians” call for the total destruction of another religions followers, word-wide, they aren’t “bigots”. Oh, right their looney-toon bigoted, ignorant slob, “information sources” say it’s “the other guys” that are the only bad ones. BTW, Revelations says that if you aren’t “Christian” YOU DIE! (and the most “devout” Christians would add, you burn forever in Hell.)

  14. ODon

    ODon said, almost 4 years ago

    What an odd comment.

  15. Newshound41

    Newshound41 said, almost 4 years ago


    Al Jazeera has one advantage over American news networks when it comes to international reporting, they have feet on the ground. They have reporters in places that people at Fox can’t even pronounce.
    If half the media in this country can be owned by an opportunistic Aussie, then you shouldn’t be surprised if other nationalities get into the act.

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