Accuracy in Media

Conservative Cablers Eye Al Jazeera Slot

Editor’s Note & Update: Glenn Beck, founder of The Blaze, said the following this week to clarify potential interest in buying Al Jazeera America: “Not one dime will ever go to pay a state that harbors and infects the rest of the world with twisted ideology that leads to terror — not a dime.” It […]

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Propaganda Network Al Jazeera America Shutting Down

Al Jazeera America, which launched with much fanfare in 2013 after paying Al Gore and his partner an estimated $500 million for their failing Current TV network, announced on Wednesday that it will be shutting down at the end of April. In addition to the money that the Qatari government paid Gore, Al Jazeera invested at least […]

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Al Gore Sues Al Jazeera Over Current TV Money

Former Vice President Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera, charging that the network has withheld tens of millions of dollars that are owed to Gore and his partners from the sale of Current TV last year. Al Jazeera agreed to pay Gore and his shareholders, which includes Comcast, $500 million for the struggling network. They […]

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Al Jazeera America President: “We Are Trending in the Right Direction”

Making her first appearance at the semi-annual Television Critics Association conference in California, Al Jazeera America president Kate O’Brian told the assembled critics that despite the challenges, the network is on track to achieving its goals. “We are trending in the right direction,” O’Brian said, adding that the network will “get there” in the U.S. […]

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Slack Ad Demand at Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America, which is set to launch on Tuesday, will have far fewer commercials than other cable TV news networks. According to Ad Age, Al Jazeera America will initially be airing just six minutes of commercials per hour, compared to the 15 to 17 minutes on other cable news channels. During a press call […]

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Keith Olbermann: Al Gore Is a “Clod”

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter on his return to ESPN and his rocky detour into political commentary, Keith Olbermann didn’t mince any words when it came to describing Al Gore, his former boss at Current TV: When you’re working for somebody whom you admired politically, who turns out to be a clod, the […]

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January 2016

1/18/2016 - Conservative Cablers Eye Al Jazeera Slot

1/14/2016 - Propaganda Network Al Jazeera America Shutting Down

1/13/2015 - On the Brink? Al Jazeera America Cancels Morning Programs—Primetime Changes Coming

September 2014

9/22/2014 - Turning the Tables: Al Jazeera America Sues Al Gore

August 2014

8/20/2014 - Al Jazeera America Rejects Al Gore’s Lawsuit Claims

8/15/2014 - Al Gore Sues Al Jazeera Over Current TV Money

July 2014

7/28/2014 - Ratings-Challenged Al Jazeera America Considering More Layoffs

7/10/2014 - Al Jazeera America President: “We Are Trending in the Right Direction”

August 2013

8/18/2013 - Slack Ad Demand at Al Jazeera America

8/15/2013 - Keith Olbermann: Al Gore Is a “Clod”

June 2013

6/11/2013 - Al Jazeera America Plans to Launch Week of August 24

May 2013

5/2/2013 - Al Gore Proud of Current TV; Claims It “Lifted Up” Occupy Movement

March 2013

3/13/2013 - Battle On the Left: Olbermann Wins Settlement From Current TV

3/11/2013 - Al Gore: Selling Current TV to Al Jazeera “Makes the World A Better Place”

3/7/2013 - Al Gore Sued Over Sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera

January 2013

1/29/2013 - Al Gore Says He Isn’t A Hypocrite for Selling Current TV to Al Jazeera [Video]

1/25/2013 - Al Gore’s New Book Trashes TV News

1/16/2013 - Bill Press Calls Current TV Sale a “Setback for Progressive Talk” in the U.S.

1/9/2013 - Current TV Staffers Trash Al Gore

1/8/2013 - Former Al Jazeera Anchor Blasts Al Gore and Current TV

1/7/2013 - Current TV May Be A Financial Black Hole for Al Jazeera

1/3/2013 - Al Jazeera Bails Out Al Gore – Buys Current TV

December 2012

12/13/2012 - Michael Moore Is Optimistic About the Future Because Reagan Voters are “Dead Now”

October 2012

10/29/2012 - Gore Ready to Cash Out of Current TV

June 2012

6/11/2012 - Joy Behar Gets A New Gig at Current

April 2012

4/25/2012 - Eliot Spitzer on “Viewpoint” Ratings: “My Mom’s Happy”

4/19/2012 - Current TV Hires California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom

4/5/2012 - Firing Olbermann May Be the Least of Current TV’s Woes

4/3/2012 - Spitzer Sputters In Current TV Debut

4/2/2012 - That was Fast–Olbermann Era Over at Current TV

March 2012

3/27/2012 - Current-TV CEO Calls MSNBC A “Confused, Inauthentic Brand”

3/8/2012 - Kucinich Loses Primary, But Could Wind Up on Cable

3/6/2012 - Current TV Doubles Down, Adds Morning Block

February 2012

2/17/2012 - Olbermann Debunked

2/2/2012 - Al Gore Says that Current TV Isn’t Concerned with Balance

January 2012

1/31/2012 - Has Olbermann Worn Out His Welcome at Current?

1/16/2012 - Al Gore Says MSNBC Is All Over the Map While Current TV is “Consistent”

October 2011

10/26/2011 - Need A Job? Current TV is Looking for an Executive Producer

10/25/2011 - Olbermann and Letterman: Men of the People

September 2011

9/21/2011 - Current TV Picks Up MSNBC Castoff Uygur

9/19/2011 - Counting Down Olbermann’s Ratings

9/15/2011 - Olbermann Calls Conservative Media Critic a Dip**** on Twitter

August 2011

8/23/2011 - Piers Morgan Calls Keith Olbermann a “Coward” in Twitter Feud

8/16/2011 - New Current TV Network President Promises It Will Be a ‘Counterpoint to Fox News’

8/15/2011 - Viewers Losing Interest in Olbermann As Ratings Drop To A New Low

July 2011

7/30/2011 - Current TV CEO Rosenthal Out, Replaced by Gore Buddy Hyatt

7/20/2011 - Olbermann Lures Guests to New Show with Cash

7/6/2011 - Olbermann’s Ratings Plunge in Second Week

June 2011

6/24/2011 - MSNBC Wins, Olbermann Backs off Extending Program

6/23/2011 - Olbermann’s Less Than Stellar Ratings Debut

6/21/2011 - Olbermann Gets Mixed Reviews for “New” Countdown

6/17/2011 - Olbermann’s Weak Attempt to Smear the Right [Video]

May 2011

5/12/2011 - New Olbermann Show Hits a Snag

April 2011

4/26/2011 - Olbermann’s New Old “Countdown”

March 2011

3/4/2011 - Olbermann: ‘Current TV Audience Will Be As Large As Any Other Cable News Channel’

February 2011

2/24/2011 - Olbermann at Current TV: “I’m In Charge”

2/8/2011 - Olbermann Trades MSNBC for Al Gore