Tag Archives: Current TV

Al Jazeera Buys CurrentTV

In a move that has wingnuts screaming, Al Jazeera has acquired Al Gore’s CurrentTV. Al Jazeera on Wednesday announced a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore, a former vice president, and his business partners seven years ago. Al Jazeera plans to shut Current and start an English-language channel, which will …

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Dan Savage: Romney Is 100% Anti-Gay

“Whether someone punches you in the nose because they really hate you, or they punch you in the nose because they want to impress people who hate you, you still have a broken goddamn nose.”

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Current TV Fires Keith Olbermann

After months of battling Current TV’s owners and management, Keith Olbermann was fired today. The dismissal letter is harsh. “We created Current to give voice to those Americans who refuse to rely on corporate-controlled media and are seeking an authentic progressive outlet. We are more committed to those goals today than ever before. Current was also founded on the values …

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Keith Olbermann: Joining Current TV?

Keith Olbermann announced today that he’d be revealing a major career development tomorrow. Word is leaking out tonight that he’s joining Al Gore’s Current TV. This was about as unexpected as it gets, and yet it makes a lot of sense for both Olbermann and the network. Olbermann is reportedly set to take a stake in the channel as well, …

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Fun With Conversion Therapy

JMG reader BStewart23 directs us to this amusing Current TV clip mocking conversion therapy. “All you need is some lube and you’ve got a tailgate party!”

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Let My Partner Stay

Another great viewer-created clip from CurrentTV: “Because same-sex marriages are not recognized in the United States, certain marital benefits, like the advantage of permanent residency for a foreign born partner, are denied to bi-national spouses. This commonly results in the foreign partner being forced to leave the United States, and their loved ones, behind. Brittany and Joanna’s story is one …

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