Talk about selling AIR! Al Gore sold Al jazeera snake oil and got $100 MILLION for it.
That deal makes Donald Trump look like a choirboy, as Gore is the new Dr, Evil!
Recall that Gore made this deal right before Obama’s tax increases on the filthy rich were about to kick in. Most of us tried to figure out how a nothing media network that catered to the braindead could get a valuation of $100 million, Not to get all Trumpstalgic, but that really was The Art of the Deal.
And a mere few years later, Al Jazeera is closing shop. At reported in The Atlantic,
Al Jazeera America is shutting down in April less than three years after it began broadcasting in the United States, Al Anstey, its CEO, announced Wednesday.
Al Jazeera America will stop broadcasting on April 30, the company said in a statement, which added:
While Al Jazeera America built a loyal audience across the US and increasingly was recognized as an important new voice in television news, the economic landscape of the media environment has driven its strategic decision to wind down its operations and conclude its service.
“I know the closure of AJAM will be a massive disappointment for everyone here who has worked tirelessly for our long-term future,” Anstey said in a memo to staff. “The decision that has been made is in no way because AJAM has done anything but a great job. Our commitment to great journalism is unrivaled.”
But, he added in the memo, the decision was driven by the fact that “our business model is simply not sustainable in light of the economic challenges in the U.S. media marketplace.”
Economic challenges brought on by a Muslim president? Barack Obama catered to Muslims, but he forgot about media. It seems Liberal America may be ready for Islamic jihadists, but they just don’t want to read about it.
One of my friends quipped, we already had one terrorist news organization, namely MSNBC.