13. This "news" is served up from an international Wall Street investment web site...
And, based on all the donation ads for RMoney that are on that web site, why do you supposed they would write a piece on Current that goes like this?
Al Gore’s Current TV was on life support even before it fired its only bankable star, Keith Olbermann, in March following a set of battles with the host over his perks. He was replaced by serial talk show host failure Eliot Spitzer. Compared to Olbermann’s March figures, Spitzer’s ratings in April were down nearly 70%, according to TV audience measurement firm Nielsen. At the time, The Hollywood Reporter wrote, “Replacement Eliot Spitzer pulled an anemic 47,000 total viewers in the first outing of Viewpoint, with just 10,000 among adults 25-54. The weeks since saw an early rebound, particularly in the demo, but in its four weeks on air Viewpoint has steadily declined in both respects.” Reuters recently reported that Current TV’s audience had fallen enough that cable giant Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) may have the right to discontinue carrying the channel. The closest Current TV has to a star is talk show veteran Joy Behar, a former cast member of “The View,” who had her own show canceled by CNN’s HLN in November. Gore does not have the pockets to keep a network with no future going.
ANYONE who watches Current has seen Olbermann's replacement in his 8 PM slot do nothing but great commentary with INTELLIGENT discussion/moderation. Wall Street fucking HATES ELIOT SPITZER for calling Wall Street out before the Occupy Movement.
They want Current to go away really bad, don't they? That's because it offers a line up of ever evolving news/commentary and political discussion designed to ENGAGE the electorate. It's TOO FUCKING SCARY.
I want to personally thank my Verizon FiOs cable provider for channel 192 in the Pittsburgh MSA. GO, CURRENT TV!