I'm seriously, completely unsarcastically, SHOCKED that there's not more diaries, info, and anger that Al Gore et all sold Current TV to Al Jazeera, which is owned and run by monarchists in Qatar, most notably by Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer al-Thani, chairman of the board.
Current TV, bastion of progressivism on American cable TV, home to The Young Turks, Talking Liberally, The Gavin Newsome show, etc.....now owned and run by an unelected Feudal Lord; a monarchist who makes most of his money by selling oil, the burning of which just does wonders for climate change, I hear.
Al Gore pockets reportedly $100 million, though I cannot verify this # through any sources that I consider unbiased or progressive. He certainly did make some money, even if that number is high.
According tothis, 'some' Current TV programming 'may' be retained.
Time Warner Cable immediately dropped the channel.
Damn Al, you just handed a golden goose to both Glenn Beck et all AND Naderites feeling punchy from the criticism of not voting for you in 2000. In addition, you just took away ANY integrity that your previous, current, and any future work had/has relative to climate change.
Where's the anger? This is an epic sellout of monumental proportions, and sets back progressive TV in America and tons of legitimacy re: climate change work and publicity in the US.