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
This back-and-forth with Al Jazeera's Ayman Mohyeldin gets a little touch-and-go here and there, but Stephen uses his wits to emerge from the tête à tête a-and-okay…
The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30/10:30c.
Tags: Al Jazeera, Middle East, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Video
Last night, on the final Daily Show of 2010, Jon Stewart made a sincere plea to the Senate by spending the entire show discussing the Zadroga health care bill for 9/11 first responders. First, he mocked the media for their lack of coverage of the bill, which is being filibustered by the same Senate Republicans who fought tooth and nail to pass an extension of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. Jon followed that with a panel of actual 9/11 first responders and an interview with Mike Huckabee, who urged all Republicans to vote for the bill. This is all pretty important stuff, so I'm just going to post the entire episode, including an extended and uncensored version of the Huckabee interview.
The episode continues below. The Daily Show airs Monday through Thursday at 11pm / 10c.
Tags: 9/11, Al Jazeera, Fox, Health Care, Jon Kyl, Jon Stewart, Judd Gregg, Mike Huckabee, Mitch McConnell, Senate, Taxes, The Daily Show, Video
As Jon Stewart pointed out on last night's Daily Show, the Fox News gang are super mad that Muslims want to build mosques in neighborhoods where Christians and Jews and Zoroastrians might have to see them. Meanwhile, they're also mad at NASA for their Muslim outreach program, which is weird, because you'd think Islamophobes would jump at the opportunity to move all the mosques to the Moon.
The Daily Show airs Monday through Thursday at 11pm / 10c.
Tags: Al Jazeera, Fox, Jon Stewart, NASA, Religion, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Steve Doocy, The Daily Show, Video