In retrospect, it seems inevitable. NYT:
Al Jazeera on Wednesday completed a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore and his business partners seven years ago.
Current will provide the pan-Arab news giant with something it has sought for years: a pathway into American living rooms. Current is available in about 60 million of the 100 million homes in the United States with cable or satellite service…
For Al Jazeera, the acquisition is a coming-of-age moment. A decade ago, the Arabic-language channel was reviled by American politicians for showing video tapes and messages from al Qaeda members and sympathizers. Now it is acquiring an American channel.
So in 10 short years, it’s come all the way from broadcasting America-haters to… broadcasting America-haters.
Well, it’s a good fit. Who else but Al Jazeera would be so excited about such a bomb?
Does this mean Keith Olbermann will be coming back? And then getting fired again? I’ve always been curious about Al Jazeera’s severance package…