January 3, 2013

Enemies and allies: an inversionary tale

Glenn Beck tried to buy Al Gore’s floundering CurrentTV and was rebuffed. Instead, Gore sold it to Al Jazeera:

The Blaze, approached Current Media about a sale last year, but was told in the words of one source that “the legacy of who the network goes to is important to us and we are sensitive to networks not aligned with our point of view.”

The Blaze “reached out to them to buy it,” a source familiar with the talks told POLITICO. “They would have replaced Current programming with The Blaze programming, but were told on initial calls that [Current] wouldn’t sell to someone they weren’t ideologically in line with.”

In explaining the reasons for selling to Al-Jazeera, Current co-founder and CEO Joel Hyatt told the Journal that the Qatari-based broadcaster “was founded with the same goals we had for Current,” including “to give voice to those whose voices are not typically heard” and “to speak truth to power.”

Well, one could make the argument that the reason some voices aren’t typically heard — or typically able “to speak truth to power” — is that their vocal chords are torn and mangled when the suicide bomb vest they’re wearing goes off, and pieces of the bus or police barracks or pizzeria or child, coupled with the bomber’s own internal architecture, hit speeds that turn them into deadly projectiles.   But that’s probably just nitpicking, right?

The real takeaway here is this:  we’re never to question the patriotism of the progressive Marxist gun-grabbing Alinksy swine and former domestic terrorists and race-hustlers who have taken over the Democrat party — even as they tell us, rather explicitly, that they are more in line ideologically with Al-Jazeera than with any competing line of thought that exists within their own country.

Well, fuck that.  I question their patriotism.  And you should, too.

Meanwhile, Al Gore, king of the environmental hucksters, is set to retire on petro dollars.

But don’t worry: the Emperors aren’t naked. They are merely wearing flesh-colored suits with dildos appended. And very realistic-looking hair sewn onto the backs and into the ass cracks of their glorious finery.

And no, of course you aren’t remarkably daft idiots for following them and believing they have your — rather than their own — best interests at heart.  Don’t you listen to the haters.  You’re good and righteous and stand for all the best things. Just like Al-Jazeera does.   Bless your tiny little minds.

(h/t JohninFirestone and di)

Posted by Jeff G. @ 11:07am
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Comments (14)

  1. “. . . wouldn’t sell to someone they weren’t ideologically in line with.”

    Man, does that ever capture the current meaning of ‘ideology’. And what a strange path for a word: moving from “how people think” to “people who can’t think”.

  2. It’ll be just like Wayne’s World, only with slightly more beheadings.

  3. …the Qatari-based broadcaster “was founded with the same goals we had for Current,” including “to give voice to those whose voices are not typically heard” and “to speak truth to power…”

    …by being Osama bin Ladin’s distribution network.

  4. Well, fuck that. I question their patriotism. And you should, too.

    I no longer question their patriotism. At least to America. They are “world citizens”, and view America as an impediment to global socialist utopia.

    The traitorous bastards pledge their loyalty to the UN, not the constitution.

  5. Extreme beheading shot! Whhhooooa!

    Just like in, what was that stupid/funny John Ritter movie, Stay Tuned.

  6. Greetings:

    I live in the San Francisco Bay area, several soviets south of what the locals, for some arcane reason, refer to as “The City”. One of the local Progressive (née Public) Broadcasting System stations, call-sign KCSM, airs a one hour Al-Jezeera English news program daily and has been for several years.

    I see bits and pieces of the broadcast from time to time and the whole on a more rare basis. To me, they don’t seem any worse than the normal PBS fare bias-wise, but some of that may be my proclivity to judge foreigners less harshly than Americans because, well, they’re foreigners.

    What’s caught my attention of late is that they seem to be following PBS’s lead in re-hyping the “climate whatever” boondoggle. And, of course, their interviewées tend to all come from the lefty- Islamy-philic end of the crescent, I mean spectrum.

  7. Someone refresh me on that global warming/climate change thingy. Are we getting warmer or cooler?

    I read somewhere yesterday that Alaska is on the cusp (CUSP!) of a new ice age.

  8. Someone refresh me on that global warming/climate change thingy. Are we getting warmer or cooler?

    Yes.

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  10. BELIEVE THEM!! They’re telling you how they feel – most in the western left have very little in common with the USA as founded. Now these bastards have taken control of the federal government. Fact is, they would just as soon kill you if they could get away with it – and they’re getting close.

    No hope of living with them in peace, just as there is no hope of Isrealis and islamists living together in peace. The only permanent solution is a separation, be it secession or some other arrangement.

    These leftists will not compromise with us, they only want to enslave us. Your own privately-owned firearm is ultimately your only protection. STICK TO YOUR GUNS.

  11. Fun factoid:

    On Glenn Beck’s radio program, they’ve started the year with a goal to not utter the name of POTUS on the air nor to play any of his sound clips. Anyone who breaks the rule puts $20 into a jar for charity. They’re also going to keep a running tally of how many days they go without mentioning “that guy’s” name.

    They might discuss what that guy does, just not with the actual name appended.

    For those who could use some relief from it all.

  12. Yes.

    That’s what I thought. Thanks!

  13. What’s caught my attention of late is that they seem to be following PBS’s lead in re-hyping the “climate whatever” boondoggle.

    In other words, we should waste our efforts to get free of OPEC on “green” energy instead of exploiting our own fossil fuel reserves.

    Softening us up.

  14. Well, both Al & Al Jazeera want us all to go back to living in a pre-industrial age, so it kinda makes sense. Like all Lefties, thouh, Al somehow thinks that he’ll be exempt from terrorists attacks on the US because he’s not one of those Americans.

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