Al Gore sells Current TV to al-Jazeera UPDATED! Al Gore does not pay his fair share!

I think they paid five dollars for it, but the price isn’t the issue, the ideology is. We all know al-Jazeera is heavily biased, and apparently, Al Gore found their ideology similar to his

Before pan-Arab broadcaster al-Jazeera bought Current TV, the fledgling cable news network founded by former Vice President Al Gore, conservative commentator Glenn Beck had pursued purchasing the company — and was rejected.

The Wall Street Journal revealed that when Beck’s TheBlaze TV sought ownership of the Current broadcasting network, the bid was rejected because the principles of Beck’s company did not align with those of Current.

“Other suitors who didn’t share Current’s ideology were rebuffed,” reporters Keach Hagey and John Jannarone wrote in the Wall Street Journal. “Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze approached Current about buying the channel last year, but was told 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,'” according to a person familiar with the negotiations.” 

The former vice president confirmed the sale Wednesday that reportedly netted $500 million, saying in a statement that Al-Jazeera shares Current TV’s mission “to give voice to those who are not typically heard; to speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view; and to tell the stories that no one else is telling.”

In other words, Gore is a Leftist, and that makes him far closer to a “news” outfit that carries water for terrorists than to American Conservatives. The mask slips a little more, revealing what the American Left really is.

UPDATE!! I guess Joe Biden might call Al Gore unpatriotic!

Liberal hypocrisy, thy name is Al:

Al Jazeera did not disclose the purchase price, but people with direct knowledge of the deal pegged it at around $500 million, indicating a $100 million payout for Mr. Gore, who owned 20 percent of Current. Mr. Gore and his partners were eager to complete the deal by Dec. 31, lest it be subject to higher tax rates that took effect on Jan. 1 . . .

Waiting for Team Obama to label Gore as greedy, and waiting, and waiting, and…….

 

Chris Hayes epitomizes the definition of educated beyond one’s hat size

I like to say that people who are, while educated, lacking in real wisdom, are educated beyond their hat size. What I mean is that they do not possess the ability to apply their education to the real world. They are, at times, lacking common sense, and do not, apparently have the capacity to accept simple truths. These people are too enamored with nuance. I have worked with such people. Yes they are intelligent, well educated, but they can never seem to grasp that the solution to a problem, or the answer to a question might be the simplest one available. Maybe to them, simple always equals stupid. Their addiction to over thinking and over analyzing everything prevents them from accepting that some things just are what they are.

This is not to say, of course, that every answer or solution is simple, but often times they are. Our Founders had great wisdom. Yes, they were thinkers, that IS part of being wise. But wisdom also comes from accepting simple truths. Truths that are self-evident. Truths like we are created with certain rights, and simple truths like people are best left to do for themselves in most situations. Simple truths seem to escape folks like Chris Hayes of MSNBS, News Busters has a clip of Hayes admitting that he in “uncomfortable” acknowledging that we call those who die fighting for our country heroes. That would seem obvious to most of us. We would take it for granted that they are heroic figures. We can accept that we owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude. We can accept that without them, we have lost our freedoms long ago.

For Hayes, though, that is just too straight forward. He confuses honoring the fallen with justifying war. Again, it is a simple, and I would say undeniable fact that sometimes violence, and war is the highest form of violence is a necessity, But, Hayes seems to struggle with that very basic truth, therefore, he struggles with calling our fallen heroes. News Busters has the video of his “well educated” but unwise mind struggling to comprehend something that really is so very simple.

Effete: affected, overrefined, and ineffectual; see “Chris Hayes.”  OK, I appended the name of the MSNBC host to the dictionary definition.  But if ever you wanted to see the human embodiment of the adjective in action, have a look at the video from his MSNBC show this morning of the too-refined-by-half Hayes explaining why he is “uncomfortable” in calling America’s fallen military members “heroes.”  

Hayes is worried that doing so is “rhetorically proximate” to justifications for more war.  Oh, the rhetorical proximity!

Here is the transcript of Hayes babbling his way to rhetorical proximity intellectual bankruptcy

CHRIS HAYES: Thinking today and observing Memorial Day, that’ll be happening tomorrow.  Just talked with Lt. Col. Steve Burke [sic, actually Beck], who was a casualty officer with the Marines and had to tell people [inaudible].  Um, I, I, ah, back sorry, um, I think it’s interesting because I think it is very difficult to talk about the war dead and the fallen without invoking valor, without invoking the words “heroes.” Um, and, ah, ah, why do I feel so comfortable [sic] about the word “hero”?  I feel comfortable, ah, uncomfortable, about the word because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war. Um, and, I don’t want to obviously desecrate or disrespect memory of anyone that’s fallen, and obviously there are individual circumstances in which there is genuine, tremendous heroism: hail of gunfire, rescuing fellow soldiers and things like that. But it seems to me that we marshal this word in a way that is problematic. But maybe I’m wrong about that.

Good Grief! Could there be a better example of educated beyond tour hat size than this buffoon? Education without any wisdom is worthless.

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The best debate recap I have yet seen

At least on last night’s debate comes from Robert of American and Proud. Here is my favorite part, his breakdown of Michele “Facts, Who Needs Facts” Bachmann

She went after Newt with false accusations and stretched talking points that have been discounted over and over again. She’s coming across as deranged and unhinged. I guess that’s why Beck likes her.

OUCH, a jab at Bachmann with an added shot at Glenn Beck. Excellent! Robert also has this observation about Rick Perry

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This WAS Perry’s best debate to date. He was measured in his responses and he was also direct. He had a few memorable lines and he also stayed away from negativity for the most part. Perry if he can keep this style up may climb back up in the polls.

Spot on! Perry has risen in the Iowa polls, and I think he will continue to do so. Yes, I know the “experts” are saying this is a “two-man race” but, frankly the “experts” are so intent on being ahead of the curve, and backing the eventual winner that I stopped listening to them. Well, actually, I really never listened to them very much to begin with. They are more about convincing us how great they are at what they do, than actually being GOOD at what they do.

Then from the Land of Czars, Obama brought forth a Propaganda Czar!

And their name was Jesse Lee!

The White House is stepping up its rapid response media operation, creating a communications position to respond to unfavorable stories on the Web, the Huffington Post reports.

HuffPo’s Sam Stein writes that Jesse Lee, a member of the Obama administration’s new media department, will take on a new role in replying — at times aggressively — to stories that paint the administration in a bad light.

In a preview of what his duties may be, Lee blasted Fox News commentator Glenn Beck in a White House blog post, accusing Beck of lying and engaging in a “partisan attack to boost ratings.”

Hmmm, I wonder how Jesse will handle the “Progressive” media types?

Lee is also expected to deal favorably with the “progressive media,” according to the memo.

Well, that comes as a shock now doesn’t it? I also wonder how soon he starts coming after bloggers?