Al-Jazeera has struggled to gain ground with American television viewers… maybe because they were the network who would publish videos from our enemies like Osama bin Laden, or maybe because they lean anti-American with their programming… but that may all change now thanks to their friend Al Gore.
Gore has sold Current TV, his network which is predicted to bring in $114 million in revenue in 2013, to Al-Jazeera for a currently undisclosed amount. Don’t be fooled by names however… Al-Jazeera is owned by the government of Qatar, which means Current should now be considered Qatar state TV.
Stan Collender, a spokesperson for Al-Jazeera said that there are no rules in American broadcasting for having foreign ownership of a cable channel in contrast to the rules of foreign ownership in free-to-air networks. Another foreign entity currently broadcasting in America is the state-run Russian TV, a.k.a. RTV, which has bureaus in multiple American cities.
Al-Jazeera is expanding its current American operations to include 10 new US bureaus and many more reporters on the ground in America.
Perhaps this is a sign of the changing times in America, or a bias toward the anti-American left. Either way, you should get used to seeing even more bias on your television screens very soon.