It’s apparent, Al Gore’s ultra-leftist Current TV is a tumultuous failure. Consequently, Gore’s selling off his tele-boondoggle for a $100 million. But that’s not the story. The climax involves who he is selling his network to.
It’s Al Jazeera, the network owned by the Qatari government, which is operated by the Al Thani family. Here’s how the U.S. State Department describes Qatar: “Qatar is an hereditary constitutional monarchy governed by the ruling Al Thani family in consultation with a council of ministers, an appointed advisory council and an elected municipal council.”
In effect, it’s a kingdom, comprised of a royal family that suctions mountains of wealth from its expansive oil and gas reserves.
Interestingly, most reports on the sale have alleged that Al Jazeera is purchasing Current TV not for its programming per se, but for instant access to some 42 million cable TV households that currently carry the network. If communication providers permit Al Jazeera to simply take the place of Current’s channel ranking, that inflates its audience nearly tenfold.
It’s an odd deal, particularly considering the unlikely chance of Al Jazeera even broadcasting Current TV-themed programming. After all, the channel is run by the Qatari government — meaning, Islamic beliefs and tribal traditions, the foundation of the nation’s laws and customs, will rule the network. Shariah law is a staple of Qatar.
Furthermore, these scumbags are hardly tolerant in the area of American “lifestyle.” The network’s openly gay hosts, such as Stephanie Miller, will surely be put to the axe, metaphorically speaking, of course. Homosexuality is a criminal offense, and, according to the State Department, those convicted of such offenses “may be sentenced to lashings, a prison sentence, and/or deportation.”
So why the hell is Al Gore selling his network to Al Jazeera? Isn’t he a tolerent liberal?
I guess the $100 million he’s making off of the deal trumps any self-righteous position Gore claims to uphold.