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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:35 AM

Failure of Current TV - Gore Wouldn't Take on Bush--(Real News interview w/Robert Parry)

Failure of Current TV - Gore Wouldn't Take on Bush
Robert Parry: Current TV could have played a critical role taking on the Bush presidency, instead it followed a confused "youth" strategy
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Reply Failure of Current TV - Gore Wouldn't Take on Bush--(Real News interview w/Robert Parry) (Original post)
KoKo Jan 2013 OP
marble falls Jan 2013 #1
fasttense Jan 2013 #2
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Jan 2013 #3
tularetom Jan 2013 #4
Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2013 #5
MrMickeysMom Jan 2013 #6
KoKo Jan 2013 #7
onthefence1 Jan 2013 #8
KoKo Jan 2013 #9

Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:05 PM

1. Al Gore did not have any fire in his belly when it came to W. Not the election, not the network.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:15 PM

2. Interesting.

Seems Gore never quite finishes the fight. He started to run for President but he just couldn't quite get himself to rally the people and take back the WH that he had legitimately won.

He started a liberal TV cable channel but couldn't quite make it liberal enough to be of much value when America really needed to hear a liberal voice.

I guess he's still fighting for the planet and against global climate change but I keep wondering when he will quit the fight too.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:29 PM

3. Current didn't start doing live news shows until after Obama was elected

Prior to that, it was just a hodgepodge of PBS like documentaries, like it runs most of the day.

It's failure was that they ran the same stuff over and over again.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:40 PM

4. Hard for me to see how it is a failure on Gore's part

He is going out the door with a gazillion bucks in his pocket.

I'd love to fail like that.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:06 PM

5. It was a failure to the Cause....

Just like when Ralph Nader claimed he was going to build a strong Liberal alternative to the Conservative machine.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:04 PM

6. Don't you want to see what's going to happen to Current from here?

Look... It's easy to blame Gore for Bush 2000, especially when the Black Caucus held so strong in his challenge on the way to the SCOTUS rip off.

But, honestly... I watched and still love to watch TYT, Jennifer Granholm, though I wasn't as keen on Eliot Spitzer at first, and now I see he's off. The programming was not lining up, and what has been an excellent start has money behind it. WHY WOULDN'T Al Jazeera run with the starting line up?

They wish to enter this market. I don't think they'll do it by keeping the name... we aren't evolved enough to know that this network, like RT, presents some VERY progressive and on the edge shows.

So, while some of the comments here are giving Gore the Bronx Cheer, I say, try to think this thing a little further, you complainers. It's EASY to complain about getting a network off the ground, and HARD to do.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:23 PM

7. Some didn't have time to view this whole Video today...if you can Bookmark it for later

It's an interesting interview talking about Gore's "Current TV" being for profit as a Model to get investors...(because Gore hoped to have a New Media Voice) but the "Profit Model Doomed It," along with Gore's hope that the Young would be interested.

Also talks about MSNBC's model to go after Fox Network but that the "profit motive" still restricts it and mentions Maddow and Sharpton and Ed Shultz.

It's very interesting but takes some time to watch and better for those with little time to watch it when you can carve out some time to really understand why this interview is important going forward with News Media that is "for profit" as opposed to trying to support "Non Profit Media."

It's not harsh about Gore...as it would seem, but more explaining where he was at that time and our SYSTEM of MEDIA...and that's why it's interesting to many of us who want MORE DIVERSIFIED MEDIA...and why we will probably need to Fund it Ourselves.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:15 PM

8. gore

 

I actually voted for Clinton/gore but when I heard gore say that "due to altitude Obama wasn't thinking right" from the first debate, that pretty much negated all respect I had for gore. while I don't know a lot about atmospheric pressures/flying, I do know that one statement was probably the most ludicrous things I have ever heard anyone say aloud. Gotta hand it to him though, he started a network, it failed, but he walked away with a boatload of cash. Capitalism at its finest.

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Response to onthefence1 (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:21 PM

9. You didn't watch the Video Interview, though...you just gave your impression without

watching.

So...your bias about Obama has nothing to do with "Current TV" and it's demise.

Please watch the video before you start to trash Gore...claiming he trashed Obama.

Thanks...if you are willing to discuss the Interview and not throw Obama into "Current TV's Founding...which is what this about.

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