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
Al Gore and Joel Hyatt — founders of Current TV, a progressive cable channel which supposedly exists — on its decision to drop one of its most popular(esque) shows…
"Current was also founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers. Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann and we have ended it."
Olbermann is apparently being replaced by brothel-frequenting former N.Y. Gov. Elliot Spitzer, who has been deemed considerably less likely to bring shame upon Current TV's good name.
Tags: Al Gore, Current TV, Elliot Spitzer, Keith Olbermann, Liberals, Television
Wait, so Keith Olbermann's coming back to television*? Wasn't O'Reilly supposed to take his head off when they were up on top of that mountain? Dude really dropped the ball, huh?
Check out a preview of Olbermann's new Current TV show — featuring the rules for his Fantasy Politics game — after the jump.
The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30/10:30c.
Tags: Bill O'Reilly, Current TV, Fox, Keith Olbermann, MSNBC, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Video
Current TV's Infomania is devoted to "making sense and nonsense of the media madness." Presumably, that madness includes willfully stupid, breathless celebrity "chat" shows like webseries Democracy WOW!
Journey into the heart of idiocy as Erin Gibson of Infomania submits to the questioning of an insane Indecision contributor…
Tags: Current TV, Sara Benincasa