They’ve got a few progressive shows on MSNBC in prime time,” Gore said, “but they’ll start the day with a conservative show in the mornings, and then they’ll get the prison channel on the weekends. They’ll be all over the lot in the middle of the day. We’re [Current] consistent.
It is positive development that in addition to ongoing probes in the UK, the FBI has launched an investigation into the conduct of News Corp. employees. These inquiries must allow for a full public airing of the behavior of these irresponsible news outlets. If criminal behavior is found to have occurred, I hope those liable are prosecuted.
However there is also a need for a broader conversation about how the media has fallen down on its responsibilities — not by tapping the phones of celebrities, politicians and victims of crimes and terrorist attacks – but by failing to insure the public is truly informed about the most pressing issues of the day.
Gore, of course, has been locked in battle with News Corp. lately over its subsidiary Sky Italia’s decision to drop Current TV. Gore claimed that the channel was dropped because it hired Keith Olbermann, a frequent News Corp critic, but News Corp insiders told The Guardian it was because the two sides couldn’t reach a commercial agreement. - POLITICO
Today is the warmest April 7 in NYC history.
Eric Schnure, a former speechwriter for Al Gore was hired by Sarah Palin to craft her humorous speech to the Gridiron Dinner in Washington last December.
Well, you know, the — the global warming deniers persist in this air of unreality. After all, the entire north polar icecap, which has been there for most of the last 3 million years, is disappearing before our eyes. Forty percent is already gone. The rest is expected to go completely within the next decade. What do they think is causing this?