‘An Inconvenient Haqeeq’?Catch-All

According to the New York Times, the Arab television channel, Al Jazeera, is poised to buy the cable network started by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, Current TV.

In the Times, Brian Stelter reports:

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.

So the question to our readers is: How might the merger of Al Jazeera and Current TV affect their combined coverage of public affairs?

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  • http://bearingdrift.com/ J.R. Hoeft

    From one Al to another. Is there any difference? Truth be told, having seen the reporters of Al Jazeera in action, they’re pretty good at what they do. Okay, I’ll bite, what’s “Haqeeq”?

    • MD Russ

      i have to agree. al-Jareera is typically far more accurate than Al Gore and his nonsensical “global warming” bullshit. Having traveled in the Middle East and seen their conspiracy-driven media, particularly in Egypt, al-Jareera is the voice of reason and moderation. “An Inconvenient Truth,” on the other hand, is hysterical fear-mongering worthy of Miles Grant and the other morons over at Smurf Virginia who would have us believe that the Earth warmed up from the last ice age without human intervention but is now experiencing climate change solely due to human activity. Such arrogance is as insufferable as it is unscientific.

  • http://twitter.com/icanhasbailout Alexis Rose Bank

    Gore found a sucker to offload his garbage onto. Averages 35,000 viewers. Probably worth more for its deals with cable companies than anything. AJ can run a test pattern for 12 cents a subscriber until the deals run out.