Al Gore's Current TV has been bought for approximately $500 million by Al Jazeera, the international news network owned by the oil-rich government of Qatar.
The network will be launching an American news channel with original content, prompting xenophobic reactions from the Internet's darker corners and more hopeful show pitches for the new venture from us:
Tags: Al Gore, Al Jazeera, Current TV, Media, Twitter
* Global warming has never sounded so good.
* Mr. Biden goes to Costco.
* Mr. Romney goes to the dark place.
* Pat Robertson is a bit off-message lately.
* Someone finally understands the fiscal cliff.
* The War on Christmas and Women has merged.
* Owen & TJ talk about the falling off a budget mountain.
* Nerdist keeps NASA Rover engineers on bowling pins and needles.
* Wonkette follows up on that Romney face tattoo guy who surely doesn't regret anything.
Tags: Al Gore, Christmas, Daily Links, Environment, Funny or Die, The Onion, War on Christmas, Women's Rights
Though national polls have stabilized recently, Democrats are still wondering what drove Barack Obama to flounder at the first presidential debate in Denver, Colorado. As the surrogate tasked with portraying Mitt Romney during the Obama's prep sessions, perhaps John Kerry has special insight into what went wrong for the president…
Asked whether it surprised him that Obama gave such a lackluster performance in his first debate with Romney, Kerry said, "He knows he had a bad night. He just had a bad night… I personally really do believe that the altitude may have had something to do with it."
With that, Kerry became the second prominent Democrat, after Al Gore, to subscribe to the thin-air theory. And though neither of them are doctors, I think we should trust Gore and Kerry to diagnose altitude sickness.
After all, fatigue, listlessness and drowsiness are all symptoms Kerry and Gore have seen over and over again, in people who have been exposed to them for any length of time.
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Tags: Al Gore, Barack Obama, Colorado, Health, John Kerry
Lots of people are talking about last night's presidential debate. Like, a lot of people! Almost as though this were an important thing. Anyway, here's my submission for the ten best…
"I've been watching presidential debates for quite a few years, but I have never seen one like this. It wasn’t a TKO, it was a knockout." - John Hinderaker
I'm not 100 percent clear on who John Hinderaker is, but he's been watching presidential debates for quite a few years, so I have no reason to doubt his expertise in these matters.
Hey, does anybody know if Sarah Palin has an opinion? I'll bet she does…
Tags: Al Gore, Barack Obama, Bill Maher, Chris Matthews, Chuck Grassley, Debates, Lewis Black, Mitt Romney, MSNBC, Nerdiness, Quote Unquote, Rupert Murdoch, Sarah Palin