Besides just the schadenfreude of seeing a man who thinks he’s the smartest man alive fail at his stupid business venture, there’s this.
“Current Media was built based on a few key goals: 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,” Gore and Hyatt said.
“Al-Jazeera has the same goals and, like Current, believes that facts and truth lead to a better understanding of the world around us.”
If by “Truth to Power” he means “Kill all the Jews!”.
The acquisition could extend Al-Jazeera’s reach beyond a few large U.S. metropolitan areas, where some people can watch Al-Jazeera English.
Now I won’t say they can’t say and do what they do. 1st Amendment is just as universal and God-Given right as any other, and it applies to all humanity. Still it saddens me that an Anti-Semite TV network is expanding its reach into the US. Just like it saddens me that our own President’s racist history goes widely ignored.
I really have some fears we’re sliding back into the Jim Crow era. Of course the 2nd Class citizens being whites, Christians, and Jews.